Masonry may be defined as the construction of building units bonded together with mortar.
The building units may be stones, bricks, or precastblocks of concrete.
When stones are used as the building units wehave stone masonry.
Masonry is normally used for the construction of foundations, walls columns and other similarcomponents of the building.
It performs variety of functions such as (i)supporting loads (ii) subdividing space (iii)providing thermal and acoustic insulation. Etc.