Friday, February 17, 2012

STONE MASONRY



      In a very strict sense, the term masonry is used to indicate the art of building the structures in stones.But broadly speaking,the term masonry is used to indicate the art of building the structures in either stone or bricks.The former types is called the stone masonry and the latter type is called the stone masonry and the later types called brick masonry.It is one of the most important traditional technology.Even though new principles of construction and new materials of construction are adopted in the building construction process,the masonry has got as such the highest importance in the building industry.
     The masonry is used for the construction of foundations, walls, columns and other similar components of a structure. The basic advantages of the masonry for the load bearing structures is that it performs a variety of function like:

  •       affording architectural effect,
  •       granting fire and weather protection,
  •       providing acoustic and thermal insulation,
  •       subdividing space,
  •       supporting loads, etc.

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