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The Masonry Designers’ Guide – 2022 (MDG-2022) is a valuable reference for engineers, contractors, architects, inspectors, building code authorities, and educators. Initial chapters address materials, testing, quality assurance, quality control, and construction methods with reference to specific provisions of the 2022 TMS 402 Code and TMS 602 Specification. Subsequent chapters illustrate fundamental design concepts and demonstrate how to apply Code provisions to structural design of common masonry members.
MDG-2022 includes more than 150 design examples on topics such as:
- Concrete and clay masonry
- Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) masonry
- Prestressed masonry
- Glass unit masonry
- Allowable stress design
- Strength design
- Key design checks for isolated elements:
- partition walls
- loadbearing walls
- shear walls
- anchor bolts
- and more
- 60+ comprehensive design examples for three common masonry buildings (Chapters 19-21)
Brand new examples added to this edition deal with GFRP reinforced masonry, veneer, anchor bolts, and more.
The MDG-2022 also includes discussion on masonry provisions in the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) and its examples are based on ASCE /SEI 7-22.