Clear, simple and accurate details are the only satisfactory means by which a detailer can communicate a designer's intentions to a contractor. An excellent design can be ruined by poor details, and failure to pay attention to detailing has been one of the major cuases of building failures over the last few decades. It is therefore vital for the designer to understand the importance and the techniques of good detailing. This new handbook, a companion volume to "Structural Masonry Designers' Manual", brings together for the first time a comprehenisve range of practical details which have proved, over more than twenty years of application and refinement, to be simple and effective. Its use should therefore offer considerable savings in drawing office time and hence in the cost of preparing details, and it should also reduce site errors and mistakes.