STP1246: Behavior and Design of a Single Wythe Concrete Masonry Residence in a Southern, Humid Climate

    Stokoe, ML
    Technical Representative, Florida/Georgia Region, Holnam, Inc., Atlanta, GA

    Pages: 14    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    An objective recanting of the construction practices, materials, and wall design of a 3300 sq. ft. (floor space) concrete masonry structure built with standard gray units. Over 20 years in which this residence has been lived in and monitored give a good look at how total masonry homes might perform in a southern humid climate, using vertical grouted cells, internal bond beams and horizontal joint reinforcement. The study shows how a total masonry residence has performed successfully in a hot humid climate, what the problems have been and suggested solutions.

    Keywords:

    total masonry, reinforcement masonry, workmanship double head jointed, masonry wall design, raked joints, masonry cement, normal weight concrete masonry, bed joint reinforcement


    Paper ID: STP18200S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C15.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18200S


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