The 7th Edition of the Masonry Designers' Guide (MDG-7) has been completely updated to address the numerous additions and changes in the 2011 edition of the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 and TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6) – also referred to as the 2011 MSJC. Topics covered in the MDG-7 include masonry materials, testing, quality assurance, quality control, construction methods, structural design, seismic design, and using the MSJC with model Building Codes.
Developed by dozens of experts who are familiar both with masonry design and with the Code requirements governing masonry's use, the MDG-7 provides practical tips on how to quickly and efficiently design typical masonry. The book includes an updated discussion and examples related to a recalibration of the Allowable-Stress Design method, a new chapter on the design of masonry infills, and a discussion on the enhanced special inspection requirements.
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