Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 9th Edition, is based on the requirements of the 2021 International Building Code® and The Masonry Society (TMS 402/602-16) Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures. This book is useful to designers of reinforced masonry in eliminating repetitious and routine calculations. This handbook will increase the understanding and reduce the time required for masonry design.
In addition to the code requirements, sound engineering practice has been included in this publication to serve as a guide to the engineer and designer using it.
The techniques included in this publication have been reviewed by competent engineers who have found the results to be satisfactory and safe.
Detailed explanations and applications of allowable stress design and strength design procedures are presented.
More than ninety step-by-step examples are provided, including a one-story building and a seven-story building.
This book addresses essential information on:
- Masonry Assemblage, Strengths and Properties
- Distribution and Analysis for Lateral Forces
- Design of Structural Members by Allowable Stress Design (ASD)
- Design of Structural Members by Strength Design (SD)
- Details of Reinforcement and Construction
- Building Details
- Special Topics
- Formulas for Reinforced Masonry Design
- Retaining Walls
The Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 9th Edition, is intended to assist the designer in understanding masonry design and provides hundreds of drawings to maximize your ability in the practice of masonry engineering.