The Definitive Guide to Designing Reinforced Masonry Structures
Fully updated to the 2009 International Building Code (2009 IBC) and the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC-08), Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, second edition, presents the latest methods for designing strong, safe, and economical structures with reinforced masonry. The book is packed with more than 425 illustrations and a wealth of new, detailed examples.
This state-of-the-art guide features strength design philosophy for reinforced masonry structures based on ASCE 7-05 design loads for wind and seismic design. Written by an internationally acclaimed author, this essential professional tool takes you step-by-step through the art, science, and engineering of reinforced masonry structures.
Introduces the theory and design of structures built from clay and concrete masonry. The author, who teaches at California State University, first discusses masonry products, materials of construction, building codes, and ASTM standards. Following are chapters on the flexural analysis and design of beams, columns, walls subjected to axial and out-of-plane loads, shear walls, and retaining and subterranean walls. Construction procedures and case studies round out the book. The appendices, which comprise a full third of the book, present 24 design tables, an overview of strength design, and chapters 16 and 21 of the 1997-Uniform Building Code. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)