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Brick Diaphragm Walls - Research and Testing

The structural use of brick diaphragm walls has been developed by the practice of W. G. Curtin & Partners for single-storey buildings of substantial height. Several buildings have been constructed using this technique during the last I5 years. Some 3 years ago, a programme of research was started at the University of Liverpool to substantiate the design assumptions used and to explore the further potential of this type of construction. This paper summarises the results of this research and confirms the suitability of diaphragm walling for single-storey construction. W.G. Curtin and F. Sawko