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New Engineering Book Tackles Masonry Structural Design
March 10, 2010

Masonry Structural Design, a new book for engineers from the International Code Council (ICC) and McGraw-Hill Professional, discusses basic structural behavior and the design of low-rise, bearing wall buildings.

The 592 page, hardcover publication is based on the 2009 International Building Code and 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code and Specifications. It includes real-world examples of masonry buildings, and talks about strength design and allowable stress design as well as innovative products, including autoclaved aerated concrete masonry.

Authored by masonry design expert Richard E. Klingner, Ph.D., a University of Texas professor of structural engineering and associate chair of architectural engineering, the publication also provides guidance on:

  • Materials used in masonry construction,
  • Code basis for structural design of masonry buildings, including seismic design,
  • Strength design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements,
  • Allowable-stress design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry elements,
  • Lateral load analysis of shear wall structure,
  • and more.

The book is available from the ICC Bookstore, www.iccsafe.org/MasonryStructuralDesign.


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