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Masonry - Concrete

Masonry -Concrete  deals with blocks of cinder concrete , ordinary concrete (concrete blocks), or hollow tile are generically known as Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs). They usually are much larger than ordinary bricks and so are much faster to lay for a wall of a given size. Furthermore, cinder and concrete blocks typically have much lower water absorption rates than brick. They often are used as the structural core for veneered brick masonry, or are used alone for the walls of factories, garages and other industrial-style buildings where such appearance is acceptable or desirable. Such blocks often receive a stucco surface for decoration. Surface-bonding cement, which contains synthetic fibers for reinforcement, is sometimes used in this application and can impart extra strength to a block wall. Surface-bonding cement is often pre-coloured and can be stained or painted thus resulting in a finished stucco-like surface.

The primary structural advantage of concrete blocks in comparison to smaller clay-based bricks is that a CMU wall can be reinforced by filling the block voids with concrete with or without steel rebar. Generally, certain voids are designated for filling and reinforcement, particularly at corners, wall-ends, and openings while other voids are left empty.

vCalc's Masonry-Concrete folder holds the formulas associated with concrete construction, specifically areas, volumes, weights, loads (bags and bulk), for slabs, footers and walls.

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Masonry - Concrete Calculators

Masonry - Concrete Equations

  • circular slab - Circumference from Area by vCalc
  • delivered price - bulk concrete by vCalc
  • Octagon Column Mass by vCalc
  • slab - total grid rebar weight by vCalc
  • Wall - Rebar, Concrete and Forms by vCalc
  • Barra de refuerzo: longitud en una cuadrícula by KurtHeckman
  • Barra de refuerzo: peso en una cuadrícula by KurtHeckman
  • Barras del Refuerzo para Losa Irregular by KurtHeckman
  • Bricks for a House by KurtHeckman
  • circular slab - Area by KurtHeckman
  • circular slab - Circumference by KurtHeckman
  • circular slab - Volume by KurtHeckman
  • column - Volume by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete Bag Volume by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete Bags from Volume by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete by 40lb bag by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete by 60lb bag by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete by 80lb bag by KurtHeckman
  • Concrete Weight by KurtHeckman
  • Delivery Price (bulk sand) by KurtHeckman
  • footer - Total Volume by KurtHeckman
  • footer - Volume by KurtHeckman
  • footer - Volume (cross section) by KurtHeckman
  • Foundation - Blocks by KurtHeckman
  • foundation - Poured Total Volume by KurtHeckman
  • Length and Weight of Rebar in Concrete Slab by KurtHeckman
  • Losa circular: area by KurtHeckman
  • Losa circular: volumen by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Area de Superficie by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Peso del Hormigón by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Peso del Hormigón con Barra de Refuerzo by KurtHeckman
  • Losa: Volumen by KurtHeckman
  • Pared: barra de refuerzo, hormigón y plataformas by KurtHeckman
  • Peso de barra de refuerzo by KurtHeckman
  • polygon slab - Area by KurtHeckman
  • polygon slab - cost by MichaelBartmess
  • polygon slab - Perimeter by KurtHeckman
  • polygon slab - Side Length by MichaelBartmess
  • polygon slab - Volume by KurtHeckman
  • rebar - circular slab by KurtHeckman
  • rebar - irregular shaped slab by pro
  • rebar cost by KurtHeckman
  • Rebar Grid - Length of Rebar Needed by Pittsburgh
  • Rebar Grid - Weight of Rebar by Pittsburgh
  • Rebar Grid Weight with Lapping Factors by KurtHeckman
  • Rebar in a Wall