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Posted By: Bunnahabhain
13-Nov-06 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: How high can a brick building go?
Subject: RE: BS: How high can a brick building go?
Using a selection of values pulled from research papers, an Adobe column will give way at the base at about 11m.

This is for well made, average bricks, without straw re-enforcement.

Tapering Walls, and ignoring the building codes would allow you to go alot higher though. The steel re-enforcement Earthquake codes force people to put in buildings may work in standard masonry, but actually weaken Adobe....