Masonry Instant Answers

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September 22, 2003


Electronic book text, 264 pages


0071433406 / 9780071433402

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Main description

Quick, accurate answers to even the toughest questions! Portable, simple, well-illustrated with just enough text to get the job done, this handy title provides busy professionals with fingertip access to the solutions they need to solve even the most difficult problem--in a flash! Both of these references feature:

* Numerous charts, tables, photos, and many other visual elements
* Calculations and quick reference information to help do the job faster and easier
* Fast Fact notations with important items stressed
* Includes current masonry codes required on the job site
* Brings together relevant masonry and concrete job site information not found in this format or any other single reference
* Covers material properties and testing, construction practices, quality assurance/quality control

Table of contents

Introduction PART I: MATERIALS AND TESTING Chapter 1: Masonry Units Chapter 2: Mortar and Grout Chapter 3: Reinforcement Chapter 4: The Masonry Assembly PART II: CONSTRUCTION Chapter 5: Installation of Masonry Units Chapter 6: Mortar and Grout Installation Chapter 7: Placement of Reinforcement, Ties/Anchors, and Flashing Chapter 8: Masonry Construction During Weather Extremes Chapter 9: Temporary Bracing of Masonry Walls Under Construction Glossary Acronyms ASTM Standards Referenced in This Book Index

Author comments

Rochelle Jaffe is a licensed architect and a licensed structural engineer. She is also certified as a construction specifier (by the Construction Specification Institute) and as a special inspector of structural masonry (by the International Conference of Building Officials). As a Senior Project Consultant with NTH Consultants, Ltd., in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Ms. Jaffe specializes in investigation, evaluation, and rehabilitation of existing, deteriorated, and damaged masonry structures, and has over 20 years' experience in this field.

Ms. Jaffe is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As an active member of The Masonry Society (TMS), she is a former member of the Board of Directors and a former editor of the Journal, serves on the Design Practices Committee, and is current chairperson of the Architectural Practices Committee. Her active participation in the ACI/ASCE/TMS Masonry Standards Joint Committee, the group that authors the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) and the Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602), includes serving as a former chair of the Stone Cladding Subcommittee.

Ms. Jaffe has authored or co-authored magazine articles and texts, as well as numerous technical reports related to investigations of masonry structures with material and architectural or structural deficiencies. She has spoken at a variety of seminars and other technical functions.

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Masonry Instant Answers delivers a no-nonsense, informational format packed with charts, tables, and figures -- just enough detail to get the job done. Perfectly sized for carrying on-site, this information-dense resource covers:

* Masonry units
* Mortar and grout
* Reinforcement
* Masonry assembly
* Bracing
* Installation practices
* Hot and cold weather construction
* Code requirements for QA/AC
* ASTM standard requirements for materials and testing

If you've been looking for a portable quick-reference that will help you do your job faster, better, and more economically, check out Masonry Instant Answers.

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