F.S. Crofts 1 and J.W. Lane 2

  1. S. Crofts. Principal Lecturer, Technikon Pretoria, Private Bag X 680, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa. fred@techpta.ac.za
  2. W. Lane. Masonry Consultant, P.O. Box 650453, Benmore, 2010, South Africa.


The paper covers developments in the structural performance criteria for masonry in low cost housing in South Africa over the last 50 years.

Key words Low cost housing, masonry materials, structural performance criteria, user performance levels, self-help, soft-body impact damage, hard body impact damage.