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The paper summarizes the engineering literature published in English since 1900 on the durability of brick masonry. Destructive agents, mechanics of destruction, porosity, freeze-thaw resistance, mortar properties, florescence, environment, architectural engineering, brick specifications, construction, and maintenance are discussed. Bibliographies with a total of 228 entries are provided on the durability of brick, masonry, brick masonry, mortar, and florescence. Manufacturing quality control is not considered.
brick, construction, corrosion, durability, efflorescence, failure, freezethaw, masonry, maintenance, mortar, porosity, specifications, walls
Consulting architectural engineer and senior lecturer in architectural engineering, University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX,