J. Gilbert Kaufman

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Relieving Masonry's Distress

Many masonry buildings suffer distress. Proper design and detailing, in most cases, could have reduced the distress to acceptable levels or eliminated it completely. One common cause of distress is stress cracking of masonry elements caused by the absence or improper spacing of movement joints. Read more

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Restoration Solutions for Two Stone Churches

Atlantic Engineering Services saw problems with two turn-of-the-century masonry churches that are related to this poor understanding of masonry materials and structures. Read more

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