Welcome to the Confined Masonry Network Website
The Confined Masonry Network is dedicated to promote seismically safe and economical housing worldwide by bringing quality confined masonry into the design and construction mainstream.
- Performance of Confined Masonry Buildings in the February 27, 2010 Chile Earthquake
- Promoting Confined Masonry in Haiti: Translating Materials for Use There
- Global Design Guidelines Now Available
- Confined Masonry Guidelines for 1 & 2 story buildings (by Tom Schacher) Now Available in French
The Confined Masonry Network is a project of an international consortium of individuals and organizations. Partnering organizations are listed here. The Network is an ever-expanding group of global experts in design and construction of Confined Masonry with backgrounds in architecture, engineering and education dedicated to promote safe and economical housing worldwide by bringing quality confined masonry into the design and construction mainstream. The Network is facilitating the collection and exchange of global knowledge from international experts in Confined Masonry construction to peer-review existing guidelines in different regions and to formulate a global set of prescriptive construction guidelines and a global design guideline for this construction type, with reference to key regional differences in construction methods and materials.