Major factors in reinforcing stone masonry for sustainable construction practice

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Incorporating Sustainable Practice in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 2011, pp. 547 - 552
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In this paper, common deficiencies in traditional stone masonry buildings for seismic loading are reviewed along with current practice of reinforcing new buildings and strengthening existing buildings. Major factors to be considered in reinforcing the stone masonry for its sustainability are discussed. Also, a need for reducing the gaps in field implementation is addressed. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, London.
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