This introductory session will review basic strength design concepts for masonry, noting key differences with procedures for concrete. Masonry assemblies and systems will be briefly reviewed noting their purposes and resistance to primary loads. Individual masonry elements of masonry buildings including walls, beams, columns, and pilasters will then be introduced, related to their roles in the overall structural system to orient attendees for further sessions where the design of these elements will be discussed.
- Introduce strength design concepts for masonry
- Classify different types of masonry systems
- Review the role of various masonry elements
- Identify common loadings on typical masonry building systems and elements