Standards for Architectural Cast Stone
TMS 404 covers the design of structures and assemblies incorporating or consisting of cast stone products and elements. Among the subjects covered are: definitions; contract documents; project drawings; design loads; material properties; strength and serviceability; analysis and design; section properties; reinforcement detailing; and quality assurance.
TMS 504 covers the fabrication of cast stone products and elements. Among the subjects covered are: ASTM standards; shop drawings; material properties; reinforcing steel; detailing; anchors; ties; corrosion protection; and delivery.
TMS 604 covers the installation of cast stone assemblies and elements. Among the subjects covered are: installation; construction; submittals; materials; mortars; masonry; quality assurance; inspection; and tolerances.
The Standards are written as legal documents so that they may be adopted by reference in building codes. The commentaries present background details, Committee considerations, and research data used to develop the standards. The commentaries are not mandatory and are for information of the user only.
These standards and their associated commentaries were developed by The Masonry Society’s Cast Stone Committee.
Direct Design Handbook, 2017
TMS 403-17 Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (hereinafter referred to as the Handbook) was developed by The Masonry Society’s Design Practices Committee. This Handbook provides a direct procedure for the structural design of reinforced concrete masonry and clay masonry structures. The procedure is based on the strength design provisions of TMS 402-13/ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and ASCE 7-10 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The document is applicable to both residential and commercial structures. This Handbook was developed as a consensus standard and written in mandatory language so that it may form a part of a legally adopted building code as an alternative to standards that address a much broader range of masonry construction. This Handbook was written so that architects, engineers, contractors, building officials, researchers, educators, suppliers, manufacturers and others may use this Handbook in their practice for various purposes. Among the topics covered are reference standards, definitions and notations, site limitations, architectural limitations, loading limitations, material and construction requirements, direct design procedure, specifications, and details. The Commentary to this Handbook presents background analysis, details and committee considerations used to develop this Handbook.
Standard Method for Determining Sound Transmission Ratings for Masonry Assemblies, 2018
This Standard provides minimum requirements for rating masonry walls for sound transmission class (STC) and outdoor-indoor transmission class (OITC) based on testing calibrated calculation procedures. Topics covered include reference standards, definitions and notations, materials, construction, and methods to STC and OITC rating for concrete masonry and clay masonry assemblies.
The Standard is written as a legal document in mandatory language so that it may form a part of a legally adopted building code. The Commentary presents background details, committee considerations, and research data used to develop the Standard. Separate equations for clay and concrete masonry walls are used to reflect the varying properties of these materials related to sound transmission.
This standard is adopted by reference in the 2021 International Building Code.