Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures: Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08, Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08) and Companion Committees

Reported by the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) of the Masonry Society

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, | Co-publisher: Masonry Society, and American Concrete Institute
2008, Soft Cover, Pg. various
21 x 27 cm, ISBN: 1-929081-29-4
Standard No.: ASCE 6-08

Standard No.: ASCE 5-08

Document Type: Book - Standard


The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structrures while the Specification is concerned with the minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Some of the topics covered in the Codes are: definitions, contract documents, quality assurance, materials; placement of embedded items, analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; details and development of reinforcement' walls; columns; pillars; beams and inlets; seismic design requirements; glass unit masonry; veneers; and autoclaved aerated concrete masonry. An empirical design method and a prescriptive method applicable to buildings meeting specific location and construction criteria are also included. The Specification covers subjects such as quality assurance requirements for materials; the placing; bonding and anchoring of masonry; and the placement of grout and of reinforcement. This Specification is meant to be modified and referenced in the Project Manual. The Code and Specification are written as legal documents so that may be adopted by reference in general building codes. The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structures, with subjects covered ranging from quality assurance to the details and development of reinforcement. Compliance with the Specification is required by the Code to control materials, labor and construction. The Code Commentary addresses many subjects covered by the Code, give some of the considerations in developing the provisions. and explains provisions, in particular new or revised provisions, that may be unfamiliar to users of the Code. Commendary on the Specification provides similar information on subjects covered by the Specification.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Building codes | Standards and codes | Seismic design | Quality control | Construction methods | Professional societies | Flexural strength


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