Prefabricated veneer elements in prestressed clay brick masonry: the pilot project

D.R.W. Martens, H. Heuvel, van de

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    Abstract

    During the past ten years much research has been carried out in the Netherlands on ways to prefabricate veneer elements in prestressed masonry, as an initiative of the Royal Union of Dutch Brick Manufacturers (KNB). An earlier report was made of the results of this research at the 7th Canadian Masonry Symposium in 1995 and at the 7th North American Masonry Conference in 1996 [1 and 3].
    Thanks to the satisfying results of the experimental research, Prof. ir. A.J. Hogeslag of Delft University of Technology decided to build his own dwelling-house with prefabricated veneer elements in prestressed brick masonry. At the end of 1996 the production of the prefab elements was started and in the spring of 1997 the veneer elements were assembled on the building site. In this article a description is given of the complete process of design, production and execution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationXIth International Brick/Block Masonry Conference, Shanghai, China, 14-16 October 1997
    Pages317-326
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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