Here we offer a range of useful structural brickwork guides available to download. Please note that while these publications are helpful as a reference, some of them are in need of updating. A date of revision is detailed on the cover sheets.
These publications are not a substitute for professional advice. The association strongly advises anyone referencing these guides to seek professional advice before undertaking work.
Eurocode 6: Design of Masonry Structures is the primary source of information when designing brickwork. To access supporting materials, design examples and training courses suitable for structural engineers, click the following link to visit the Eurocode 6 website.WWW.EUROCODE6.ORG
Guidance on Eurocode 6
The purpose of this series of guides is to introduce designers to the basic
approach adopted in Eurocode 6. This is the first guide in the series of three
■ A brief outline of the scope of Eurocode 6.
■ An introduction to design, including fire resistance and movement.
■ Assessment of actions and combination of actions using Eurocode*.
■ How to specify mortar and masonry units.
■ Glossary of Eurocode 6 terms.
The second guide in the series, Vertical resistance1, explains how to design
for vertical actions, whilst the third guide, Lateral resistance2, covers the
design of laterally loaded masonry panels. Further information on Eurocode 6
can be found at www.eurocode6.org.Download