Running Bond Pattern
In masonry construction whether it be vertical or horizontal the running bond is the pattern and sequence of installation for a cmu concrete masonry unit brick stone etc in a running fashion with each course either 1 3 1 2 or 1 4 further than the adjacent course.
Running bond pattern. Stability will not be jeopardized if allowable stresses are not exceeded but the use of. This running bond pattern is the simplest of all paving pattern options. These variations include the stack bond pattern the running bond pattern and the half bond running pattern. Also known as the running bond this brick pattern uses stretcher courses with the joints breaking at the center of each brick above and below.
If a running bond has been executed by a customer with authorities once after fulfillment of required obligation under running bond such running bond do not be cancelled but carry over to the new obligation executing. The stretcher bond is often used for veneer and chimneys. In stack bond masonry heavy concentrated loads will be carried down to the support by the particular vertical tier or column of masonry under the load with little distribution to adjacent masonry. Excluding running bond construction the most popular and widely used bond pattern with concrete masonry units is stack bond.
Compressive strength is similar for stack and running bond construction.