new zealand concrete masonry manual

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1 General
  • 1.1 What is Concrete Masonry?
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  • 1.2 Concrete Masonry Wall Units
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  • 1.3 Modular Wall Masonry
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  • 1.4 Mortar and Mortar Joints
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  • 1.5 Block Laying
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  • 1.6 Masonry Trades and Registration of Masons
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  • 1.7 Specifications for Concrete Masonry Wall Units
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2 Properties of Concrete Masonry
  • 2.1 Fire Resistance
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  • 2.2 Weather Resistance and Surface Coatings
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  • 2.3 Thermal Performance / Passive Solar Design
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  • 2.4 Acoustic Performance
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3 Construction Details
  • 3.1 Basic Masonry
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  • 3.2 Reinforcement of Masonry
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  • 3.3 Wall Construction
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  • 3.4 Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms
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4 Reinforced Masonry
  • 4.1 Design of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Structures
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  • 4.2 Standard Specifications for Concrete Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Engineering Design
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  • 4.3 Masonry Buildings Not Requiring Specific Design
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  • 4.4 Design Publications
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5 Veneer Walls
  • 5.1 Veneer Walls
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  • 5.2 Concrete Bricks and Walls Ties
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  • 5.3 Specification for Concrete Masonry Bricks
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  • 5.5 Veneer - Stack Bond
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6 Specific Constructions
  • 6.1 Masonry Retaining Walls
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  • 6.2 Garden Walls
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  • 6.3 Control Joints
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7 Pavers
  • 7.1 Concrete Segmental and Flagstone Pavers - Guide to Specifying
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  • 7.2 Segmental Paving Design and Construction
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  • 7.3 Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements
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Concrete masonry is a staple material of the New Zealand construction industry; a silent workhorse that encompasses reinforced concrete block and concrete block veneer, along with concrete block paving and flagstone paving for pedestrian walkways.

The Concrete Masonry Manual, which was created in the late 1970s as a guide to the design and construction of concrete masonry, has been updated and is available in sections for free download as required.

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