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Special Issue "Masonry Buildings: Research and Practice"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Masonry is a construction material that has been used along the years as a structural or non-structural component in buildings. Masonry can be described as a composite material composed by different units, diverse types of arrangements with or without mortar, being use in the most ancient vernacular buildings to the ultimate new technologies applied in the construction. Research in the multiple fields and crossing structural with non-structural needs is crucial to understand the behaviour of existent buildings and to develop new products and construction technologies.
Thus, the present Special Issue intends promote the discussion related with the different topics related with the use of masonry in the contraction, including theory and research, numerical approaches and technical applications in new works, repair actions and interventions in the built environment, connecting the theory and application across topics from academia to industry.Dr. Hugo Rodrigues
Dr. Tanja Kalman Šipoš
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Masonry: brick, block and concrete
- Design of masonry (building codes and practices)
- Structural and non-structural (infill) masonry
- Reinforced masonry
- Masonry and building physics (energy efficiency)
- Durability of masonry
- Traditional constructions (cultural heritage)
- Repair and strengthening
- Innovation and new developments and materials in building masonry constructions