Masonry Construction – Reinforced masonry is used throughout the
United States as a cost-effective and desirable building form for commercial,
residential, institutional, and industrial construction.
Strengthening of Temple Sherith Israel– Temple
Sherith Israel was subject to the City of San Francisco's ordinance regarding
assessment and upgrade of all unreinforced masonry buildings found to be
seismically deficient. Structural engineers employed a host of new
technologies, in concert with traditional ones, to surmount technical
Horizontal End Wall Hooks– Certain types of special masonry shear walls require reinforcement hooks, typically 180 degrees, at the end of a masonry wall, but the cell dimension and grout clearance requirements can make installation problematic.