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2013 MSJC Code, Specification and Commentaries —

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5) and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6)

The 2013 edition of the national masonry design code and minimum specification is now available from The Masonry Society. It represents a major update from the 2011 edition both in technical requirements and in layout. This edition will be referenced by the 2015 International Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry. Many revisions and enhancements have been made to the 2013 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures including:

 

  • the addition of an Appendix on an optional limit design method for special reinforced masonry shear walls
  • a change to permit a moment magnifier approach for the design of reinforced clay, concrete masonry and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry walls
  • a complete reformatting of the document into a more user friendly format
  • a new Chapter for the prescriptive design of masonry partition walls
  • movement of the empirical provisions into an Appendix
  • changes to the requirements for joint reinforcement and seismic clips for anchored veneer in SDC D, E, and F
  • revisions of design requirements for partially grouted shear walls

 

Member Price: $140
Non Member Price: $160

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2011 MSJC Code, Specification and Commentaries —

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602)

A major update from the 2008 edition both in technical requirements and in layout. This edition will be referenced by the 2012 International Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry. The new edition has been laid out in a Code/Commentary and Specification/Commentary side by side format so users can quickly review the commentary related to the Code and Specification provisions.

 

Member Price: $90
Non Member Price: $110

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2008 MSJC Code, Specification and Commentaries —

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602)

Includes numerous changes and enhancements including provisions on self consolidating grout, reformatted and clearer seismic design requirements, revised anchor bolt capacity equations, and defined inspection frequencies of key aspects of masonry construction. The new edition features “bleed tabs”, revision bars, deletion arrows and movement boxes so that users of the 2005 MJSC will be able to quickly identify sections that have been substantively modified.

Member Price:  $85
Non Member Price: $105

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Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction

from the Mason Contractors Association of America

The Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction was developed to provide mason contractors, general contractors, architects and engineers with a detailed definition of adequate bracing for masonry walls. The Standard was developed to clarify the existing OSHA code. It was written by engineers, mason contractors and others familiar with the masonry industry to provide for the health and safety of our industry's employees.

The Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls provides:

  • Design requirements during the initial and intermediate periods
  • Design requirements for three different types of bracing systems - wood, steel pipe or cable
  • Tables and illustrations showing adequate bracing
  • Definitions of common wall bracing terms
  • Sample solutions to a number of design conditions
  • Commentary for further definition of the Standard

 

Member Price: $100
Non Member Price: $120

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Masonry Designers' Guide - 7th Edition

from the Council of Masonry Research and The Masonry Society

The best guide on designing masonry is now even better! The 7th Edition of the Masonry Designers' Guide (MDG-7) has been completely updated to address the numerous additions and changes in the 2011 edition of the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 and TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6) - also referred to as the 2011 MSJC. The MDG-7 includes updated discussion and examples related to a recalibration of the Allowable-Stress Design method, a new Chapter on the Design of Masonry Infills, discussion on enhanced special inspection requirements, and new and revised discussions and examples throughout. In addition, information related to masonry design requirements in the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) is included, and examples use the latest loading requirements from ASCE 7-10.

The MDG-7 is an excellent resource for experienced masonry designers as well as new designers and students learning about masonry for the first time because:

  • it was developed by dozens of masonry experts who are familiar both with masonry design and with the Code requirements governing masonry's use
  • it includes over 70 practical examples for typical masonry buildings and components
  • it provides practical tips on how to quickly and efficiently design typical masonry
  • it includes drawings and photographs to illustrate concepts and procedures discussed

 

Member Price: $140
Non Member Price: $160

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Reinforced Concrete Masonry Construction Inspector's Handbook, 7th Edition

(covers all aspects of masonry inspection from the Masonry Institute of America)
Based on Code requirements and practical Experience. The 7th edition incorporates the requirements of the 2009 International Building Code, Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08) and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08). Every inspectors, designer, and contractors should have a copy of this most important publication.

Member Price: $55
Non Member Price: $65

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Standard Method for Determining Fire Resistance
of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies
(ANSI/ACI 216.1-07, TMS-0216-07)

Fire resistance of building elements is essential in building design. This new standard contains design and analytical procedures for determining fire resistance of concrete, concrete masonry and clay brick masonry. Information is provided for determining the effect of finish materials on fire resistance.

Member Price: $40
Non Member Price: $60

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Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Class Rating for Masonry Walls (TMS 0302-07)

Developed by the Codes and Standards Committee of The Masonry Society.

The Standard provides minimum requirements for rating masonry walls for a sound transmission class based on field or laboratory testing or based on a calculation procedure. Some topics covered include reference standards, definitions and notations, materials, construction, quality assurance and sound transmission class rating.

Member Price: $33
Non Member Price: $43

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Indiana Limestone Handbook, 22nd Edition

by the Indiana Limestone Institute of America, Inc.

Prime tool for use by architects and engineers in designing Indiana Limestone as cut stone. Includes details, specifications, treatment recommendations, anchor types and styles, wind load, tolerance and other charts and graphs.

Download Handbook at no cost.
Copyright ©2007 Indiana Limestone Institute
ILI is pleased to offer the publication free of charge for downloading from their web site, and welcomes comments and questions about its content.

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Hot & Cold Weather Masonry Construction

from the Masonry Industry Council

Advanced planning and careful preparation are key to successful masonry construction in periods of hot or cold weather. Changes in procedures may require additional equipment or supplies. This manual gives specifications regarding these special situations.

Download book at no cost

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Marble and Stone Slab Veneer, 3rd Edition

by the Masonry Institute of America

The source book for stone slab veneer information. Covers all aspects an architect must know for the design and detailing of stone veneer. Includes design examples, code requirements, terminology, and more. Well illustrated with precise details.

Member Price:  $25
Non Member Price: $35

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Informational Guide to Grouting Masonry, 3rd Edition

by Masonry Institute of America

This latest version includes conformance and reference to the 2009 International Building Code and the 2008 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08) and Specification for Masonry Structures TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08).  Detailed explanations and application of High Lift Grouting and Low Lift Grouting procedures are presented and addresses information on: Admixtures; Slump of Grout; Grouting procedures; Ties; Positioners; Solid and Partially Grouted Walls.

Member Price: $15
Non Member Price: $25

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Basement Manual — Design and Construction Using
Concrete Masonry

from the National Concrete Masonry Association

The most comprehensive manual ever on concrete masonry basement construction with 200 pages of design and construction information. Covers all aspects of concrete masonry basement and foundation walls including: structural design and detailing, energy conservation and noise abatement, water penetration resistance, crack control, insect protection, soil gas resistance and construction requirements.

Member Price: $45
Non Member Price: $55

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Masonry Instant Answers

by MIM member Rochelle Jaffe, SE, Ar, CCS, CSISM, of NTH Consultants

No-nonsense, informational format packed with charts, tables and figures — just
enough detail to get the job done. Perfectly sized for carrying on-site, this information dense resource covers: masonry units, mortar and grout reinforcement, masonry assembly bracing installation practices, hot and cold weather construction, code requirements for QA/QC, ASTM standard requirements for materials and testing. A portable quick reference that will help you do your job faster, easier, better and more economically.

Member Price:  $60
Non Member Price $70

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Clear Water Repellent Treatments for Concrete Masonry

by the Masonry Institute of America and Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada
76-page publication explains methods for waterproofing concrete block masonry including quality control, sampling and testing as well as generic Guide Specification to assist the designer. Illustrations and details show how to enhance masonry's natural beauty.

Member Price: $15
Non Member Price: $25

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Annotated Design and Construction Details for Concrete Masonry

by the National Concrete Masonry Association

Reduce design and detailing time and effort for concrete masonry. New and updated detailing manual boasts over 330 pages of details and commentary with details in multiple formats on CD.

Member Price: $88
Non Member Price: $98

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Inspection and Testing of Concrete Masonry Construction

from the National Concrete Masonry Association

This newly updated publication contains two parts: 1) Inspection in accordance with 2002 and 2005 MSJC as well as the International Building Code 2) Testing — step by step procedures for performing applicable ASTM testing procedures.

Member Price: $55
Non Member Price: $65

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Masonry Fireplace and Chimney Handbook, 3rd Edition

Handbook includes building codes and energy requirements, design, specifications and construction data for residential masonry fireplaces. Also included is a section on masonry heaters. Based on the 2000 International Building Code.

Member Price: $33
Non Member Price: $43

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Masonry Structures Behavior and Design, 3rd Edition

from the Council for Masonry Research and The Masonry Society

Most widely used masonry textbook by Drysdale, Hamid and Baker completely updated to discuss new research findings and to reflect the design provisions in the 2005 MSJC Building Code and Specification for Masonry Structures.

Member Price: $100
Non Member Price: $120

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NCMA Structural Masonry Design System Ver. 5.0.1

Concrete masonry and clay masonry software for allowable stress design and strength design according to 1995-2008 TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 or the 2000-2009 IBC . Includes reinforced and unreinforced walls, shear walls, columns, lintels, custom face shell thicknesses, 14 & 16 inch units, interaction diagrams and much more.

Member Price:  $215
Non Member Price: $275

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Masonry Basics

by MIM member Rochelle Jaffe, SE, Ar, CCS,CSISM, of NTH Consultants

This addresses fundamental information that anyone involved in masonry construction needs to know in order to use masonry appropriately. It covers
descriptions of material components along with each component’s unique contribution to the masonry wall assembly. Quality assurance and quality control are also discussed with common deficiencies identified.

Member Price: $36
Non Member Price: $46

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Masonry Veneer, 3rd Edition

James E. Amrhein, SE, by the Masonry Institute of America

This book guides the designer and installer in developing a quality masonry veneer system. It is a must for understanding what makes a veneer system work and is an essential tool for Architects, Designers, Building Officials, Inspectors, Masons and Masonry Contractors. Addresses information on: System Requirements, Materials, Details,Guide Specifications and more.

Member Price: $33
Non Member Price: $43

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Design Tables for Concrete Masonry and Precast Concrete Lintels

from the National Concrete Masonry Association

Completely updated and expanded. Design tables for lintels spanning building openings by both allowable stress and strength design methods plus tables for design of precast lintels. Practical guidance on material specifications and loading conditions.

Member Price: $33
Non Member Price: $43

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Are You Building a School or Liability?

by Chris Huckabee, AIA and Kyle Montgomery

Coauthored by a school architect and the executive director of the Texas Masonry Council, this publication addresses specific concerns of school planners, designers, contractors, administrators and parents. Focus is placed on use of total concrete masonry construction in K-12 schools.

Member Price:  $25
Non Member Price: $35