Concrete Masonry Handbook For Architects, Engineers, Builders The sixth edition of PCA’s Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders reflects the state-of-the-practice for concrete masonry construction presented in a revised layout style. More than 200 color photos describe designing and building with concrete masonry. Like the previous version, this handbook contains nine chapters, giving comprehensive coverage to materials – from units, to mortar, to grout. The chapters on design and construction provide an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry elements, including the types of loads acting on structures, how loads are carried, key components of masonry walls, and a detailed description of placing masonry. Includes information on applications for concrete masonry structures, finishes such as paint and plaster, more than 40 details of masonry sections, and a brand new glossary. From proven practices to innovations in materials and methods, this book delivers sound technical information to a broad audience. Sample topics include self-consolidating grout, colored mortars, pre-blended mortar materials, mortar netting, segmental retaining walls and other landscape applications, and hot and cold weather construction techniques.