NEHRP Clearinghouse

Title
U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research: Summary Report. November 1988.
File
PB93214740.pdf
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., November 1988, 189 p.
Identifying Number(s)
REPT-11.1-2
Abstract
The U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research is a comprehensive program of research into the structural aspects of reinforced masonry. It is part of the third in a series of joint U.S.-Japan research programs conducted under the auspices of the UJNR Panel on Wind and Seimic Effects. The objectives of the panel are: (1) To encourage, develop, and implement the exchange of wind and seismic technology (including data, information, measurement and test facilities and equipment, and researchers) between appropriate United States and Japanese organizations; (2) To develop strong technical links between scientific and engineering researchers of the government, industrial and academic organizations from the two countries and encourage exchanges of guest researchers; (3) To conduct joint research in areas of strong winds, earthquakes and related phenomena. To publish findings from joint research efforts and distribute proceedings of annual joint meetings; (4) To conduct cooperative programs to improve engineering design and construction practices and other wind and earthquake hazard mitigation practices.
Keywords
Buildings; Earthquake engineering; USA; Masonry; Bilateral agreements; Technology transfer; Design standards; Japan; Research projects; TCCMAR (Technical Coordinating Committee for Masonry Research.); International cooperation