With dozens of design examples and design tips, coupled with excellent discussion, Strength Design of Masonry is a guide every practicing designer will want on their bookshelf to both learn from, and to reference. Dr. Richard Bennett is a Professor at the University of Tennessee and Mr. John Hochwalt is Director of Engineering at KPFF Engineers, both who actively serve of TMS 402/602 which contains requirements for strength design of masonry, authored this helpful new resource. Topics addressed include an introduction to strength design concepts, background on structural masonry, general design, strength design procedures for beams, walls, columns, and shear walls, requirements for reinforcement and anchor bolts, and recommendations for construction. While the guide addresses unreinforced masonry, the primary focus is reinforced masonry designed to the 2016 edition of TMS 402/602 and the 2018 International Building Code.
Strength Design of Masonry was developed as part of The Masonry Society’s Independent Author Publication series by the Authors and TMS to meet a common request for specific information on this popular design method. This Guide was developed to introduce strength design principles of masonry to designers unfamiliar with the method, while helping those more experienced use strength design easily and effectively.