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Category: Brick Masonry

Brick masonry is used for construction of buildings and other structures by using brick stone, stone blocks, brick blocks with different types of masonry.

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Standard Brick Dimensions Based on Different Codes

Standard Brick Dimensions Based on Different Codes

Brick dimensions is one of the most crucial parameters that need to be considered during the selection of bricks in order to ensure they fit with the design layout. Brick selection is decided based on the certain application in which ...

10 Structural and Non-structural Applications of Bricks

10 Structural and Non-structural Applications of Bricks

There are innumerable applications of bricks in the field of Civil engineering. They are widely used as a structural as well as a non-structural(aesthetical) element in construction. When used as a structural member, bricks are used for the construction ...

Kiln Burning Vs Clamp Burning of Bricks

Kiln Burning Vs Clamp Burning of Bricks

Burning is the last stage of brick making which usually imparts hardness ad strength to the bricks. The burning of bricks should be done properly. The brick should not be over burnt as well as under burnt. In general, ...

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

Various grades of mortar such as M1, M2 etc. are used in brickwork construction. Lime mortar and cement mortar are two types of mortar generally used for brickwork. The properties, strength and uses of these mortars under various circumstances ...

Common Quality Lapses in Brick Masonry Construction

Common Quality Lapses in Brick Masonry Construction

Various types of defects occur in brickwork due to the adoption of low-quality materials or due to poor workmanship. These defects should be repaired and blended with the structure as soon as possible. Following are the common defects noticed ...

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

‘Standard specification and work procedure for brickwork in masonry construction‘ provides guidelines about quality of bricks, mortar, soaking of bricks, laying of bricks, curing, scaffolding etc. The construction of brickwork in substructure and superstructure requires quality control on various ...

Mortarless Dry-Stacked Interlocking Masonry System

Mortarless Dry-Stacked Interlocking Masonry System

A mortarless dry-stacked interlocking masonry system consists of Interlocking compressed earth blocks(ICEB) or concrete interlocking blocks or fly-ash interlocking blocks that are laid dry-stacked or with minimum mortar slurry in a stretcher bond in a wall. The system of ...

Cigarette Butt Bricks – Physical Properties and Advantages

Cigarette Butt Bricks – Physical Properties and Advantages

Cigarette butt bricks are produced by blending cigarette butts with mixture of materials used for brick production. This is an innovative and practical solution for the pollution problems caused by cigarette butt disposal. The percentage of cigarette butt addition ...