Glossary of building stone and masonry terms
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Published by [Dept. of National Resources, Geological Survey in Bloomington, Ind .
Written in English


  • Building stones -- Terminology.,
  • Masonry -- Terminology.

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Statementby John B. Patton.
SeriesGeological Survey occasional paper -- 6
ContributionsIndiana. Geological Survey.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 leaves :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16022582M

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Glossary of building stone and masonry terms. Bloomington, Ind.: Dept. of Natural Resources, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John B Patton. Masonry The craft of making building walls, bridges and buildings out of stone, brick or other modern building block systems.; Masonry Axes Heavy one and two handed axes for rough dressing of stonework; Masonry Buttress An external masonry mass set against or built into a masonry wall to resist forces at right angles (lateral) to the wall. A bond beam is a horizontally reinforced element in a masonry wall that provides resistance to shear loads and also helps distribute lateral loads throughout the wall section. Learn more. Bond Stone. Stone or masonry unit that projects back from the facing wall into a backup wall. Bond stone is designed to tie the two walls or wythes together. Glossary of Architectural Terms Band Course Masonry band which encircles a building wholly or in part usually unmoulded. Stugged Of masonry stone work, its surface picked to a consistent pattern, commonly employed from the midth century onwards. Swept Roof window formed by sweeping a section of the roof up from the main plane File Size: KB.

A grade of building limestone, characterized by coarse texture. Rustic Joint. A deeply sunk mortar joint that has been emphasized by having the edges of the adjacent stones chamfered or recessed below the surface of the face. Rustic Stone. A trade term for rough, broken stone suitable for rustic masonry. A building craftsman skilled in constructing stone masonry. The work of masons includes such preparation of stone as is done on the job. Stonework Masonry construction in stone; preparation or setting of stone for building or paving. Stool A flat stone, generally polished, used as an interior window sill. Stop Chamfer. Patton, John B. Glossary of Building Stone and Masonry Terms. Geological Survey Occasional Paper 6; Bloomington: Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Pit & Quarry. Glossary of Terms. By: P&Q Staff, Prestressed Concrete Institute. Stone Veneer-Faced Precast Concrete Panels. Chicago: PSI, ARTIFICIAL STONE. A contradiction in terms, as stone is a naturally occuring earth material. This phrase is used to describe materials variously called art marble, artificial marble, cast stone, terazzo, patent stone, and reconstructed stone.

Initiated: The completion by a candidate of the 1st Masonic degree. Light: Masonic knowledge. Lodge: A group of Freemasons assembling under the authority of a charter issued by a Grand Lodge; also a building or a room where Masons meet. Operative: The period of Freemasonry when Masons actually worked with stone and constructed buildings Passed: The completion . Written by Jovan Tristan on 29 March There are many specialized terms related to all aspects of brick masonry building. For the DIY, just getting started to build a brick mailbox, all the terms can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to follow explanations if you don’t understand what they mean. Here you will find definitions of. Masonry: A slope wall is a thin layer of masonry used to protect the slopes of embankments, excavations, canals, river banks, etc., from rain, waves, weather, etc. Slips: See Wood Bricks. Spall: A piece of stone chipped off by the stroke of a hammer. Sill ; The stone, iron, or wood on which the window or door of a building rests. Arris: The crisp edge between two flat dressed faces of a stone. The most conspicuous and vulnerable part of a dressed stone is its edge, badly worked pieces and damaged edges are hard to conceal! Ashlar: Dressed rectangular or square blocks of masonry fixed in regular courses to create a wall face.