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TMS MSJC-2013

2013 Masonry Standard Joint Committee’s (MSJC) Book — Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, Containing TMS 402-13/ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13, TMS 602-13/ACI 530.1-13/ASCE 6-13, and Companion Commentaries

Published by: The Masonry Society / 2013 / 389 pages
The 2013 edition of the national masonry design code and minimum specification from The Masonry Society represents a major update from the 2011 edition both in technical requirements and layout. This edition will be referenced by the 2015 Interntional Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry.

Many revisions and enhancements have been made to the 2013 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures including:

  • Complete reformatting of the document into a more user friendly format
  • Addition of an Appendix on an optional limit design method for special reinforced masonry shear walls
  • A new Chapter for the prescriptive design of masonry partition wallls
  • Movement of the empirical provisions into an Appendix
  • Change to permit a moment magnifier approach for the design of reinforced clay, concrete masonry and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry walls
  • Revisions of design requirements for partially grouted shear walls
  • Changes to the requirements for joint reinforcement and seismic clips for anchored veneer in SDC D, E, and F

Ordering and availability

This publication is available both in printed and PDF edition.

TMS MSJC-2011

2011 Masonry Standard Joint Committee’s (MSJC) Book — Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, Containing TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE 5-11, TMS 602-11/ACI 530.1-11/ASCE 6-11, and Companion Commentaries

This publication was published by TMS (The Masonry Society) in 2011 and it has 344 pages.

The 2011 edition of the national masonry design code and minimum specification is now available from The Masonry Society. It represents a major update from the 2008 edition both in technical requirements and in layout. This edition will be referenced by the 2012 International Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry. It has been updated to be consistent with the requirements in ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, which includes a new strength basis for wind loads.

Many revisions and enhancements have been made to the 2011 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures including:

  • a recalibration of allowable stresses,
  • the addition of provisions for infill masonry,
  • a refinement of the quality assurance/special inspection provisions for masonry that includes references to relevant requirements for each inspection task.

The new edition has been laid out in a Code/Commentary and Specification/Commentary sideby- side format (see sample to the right) so users can quickly review the commentary related to the Code and Specification provisions. Revision bars and deletion arrows that signify major changes and deletions from the 2008 edition have been maintained in the 2011 edition, and “bleed tabs” along the page edges allow the user to easily identify which portion of the document they are using.

Ordering information and availability

Available in both printed and PDF file edition.