Masonry construction for earthquake

  • I. L. Holmes Holmes and Wood, Christchurch, New Zealand


The International Conference on Masonry Structural Systems, held at Austin, Texas last December, was not particularly concerned with earthquake. But it showed up many points of design philosophy of intense interest to engineers concerned with earthquake design.


Standards Association of New Zealand, N.Z.S.S. 1900 : Model Building Bylaw.

International Conference of Building Officials, "Uniform Building Code” 1967 Edition. Pasadena, California.

CURTIN, W.G. and HENDRY, A.W. "The design and construction of slender wall brickwork buildings" International Conference on Masonry Structural Systems, Austin, Texas, November 1967.

SUTHERLAND, R.J.M. "A design engineer's approach to masonry construction" Ibid.

HALLER, P. "Load capacity of brick masonry" Ibid.

HANSON, George C. "Park Mayfair East" Ibid.

DICKEY, Walter L. "Reinforced masonry revisited, or Ten years later" Ibid.

DICKEY, Walter L. "Seismic resistant naval barracks" Ibid.

HOLMES, I.L. "Masonry building in high intensity seismic zones" Ibid.

SCRIVENER, J. "Static raking tests on concrete masonry walls" Ibid.

MACKINTOSH, A. and DICKEY, W. L. "Effective width in flexure” Test Report, Concrete Masonry Association, California.

Structural Clay Products Institute, “Recommended building code requirements" May 1968, Washington, D.C

Structural Clay Products Institute,."Proceedings of the First National Brick and Tile Bearing Wall Conference" May 1965, Pittsburgh, Penn.

Concrete Masonry Association of California "Reinforced load bearing concrete block walls for multi-storey construction" 1967, Los Angeles, California.

How to Cite
Holmes, I. L. (1968). Masonry construction for earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 1(1), 16-22.