Proper detailing of brick masonry goes along with proper construction, appropriate material selection and maintenance to provide the longevity that masonry is typically known for. This course provides information on the basic details to allow for brick masonry to resist moisture penetration and cracking. It also provides details to create interesting designs in brick without costing a lot of money.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the minimum requirements found in the building code to design masonry walls.
  • Describe the ways masonry walls resist moisture penetration.
  • Identify the best ways to design a masonry wall to avoid cracking and unsafe structural conditions.
  • Learn to design brick walls with interesting details while balancing performance and aesthetic issues.