The Masonry Standards Joint Committee’s (MSJC) 2005 Building Code for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1/ASCE 6/TMS 602) and Commentaries is now available from TMS. This new Code and Specification has been substantially revised and many new requirements have been added. Some of the major updates include:
*Strength design procedures for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Masonry
*Complete revision in Prestressed Masonry design philosophy to a strength design basis with service load checks.
*Revised maximum reinforcement limits for Strength Design
*Harmonized splice length requirements for Allowable-stress Design and Strength Design
*Clarification on limits for Empirical Design in high wind areas