Masonry Rehabilitation: Practice and Research

by Melvyn Green, Melvyn Green & Associates Inc, El Segundo, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Reconstruction of Buildings


The rehabilitation of masonry buildings is a major construction activity in the United States. The available techniques and evaluation methodologies are limited to visual investigation by experienced engineers supported by structural analysis. Available tests are few. This paper summarizes current structural engineering practice and test and inspection methods for rehabilitation, and suggests research needs for the development of new test methods and investigation techniques.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Rehabilitation | Building codes | Construction materials | Material tests | Structural analysis | Engineering profession | Construction industry | United States

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