Ohio Associations Recognize Excellence in Masonry Design We recently recognized the extraordinary and versatile masonry designs created by professional architects and engineers along with our Ohio associations' members. I think you'll be inspired by the award winners whose projects demonstrate that you can have impressive design with remarkable durability.
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Veneer is a nonstructural facing of brick, stone, concrete masonry or other masonry material securely attached to a wall or backing. Veneers provide the exterior wall finish and transfer out-of-plane loads directly to the backing, but they are not considered to add to the load resisting capacity of the wall system.
For the purposes of design, veneer is assumed to support no load other than its own weight. The backing must be designed to support the vertical and lateral loads imposed by the veneer in addition to the design loads on the wall since it is assumed the veneer does not add to the strength of the wall.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Louisville
Significant effort has been focused on the sustainable and energy efficient design of school buildings over the past few years. This effort has culminated in a number of design guidelines such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)for Schools-New Construction and Major Renovations, and the Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools Design Guidelines.