Brickwork pp 84-85 | Cite as

Calculated loadbearing brickwork

  • S. Smith
Part of the Essence Books on Building Series book series (EBB)


In the past, many multi-storey buildings were constructed in loadbearing brickwork, but their design was mostly based on rule-of-thumb methods which invariably meant uneconomic and excessively thick walls.

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© S. Smith 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BuildingWandsworth SchoolUK

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