2015 Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures

Bound book is sold out, but the online flipbook is available here.

The book is co-authored by Gregg E. Brandow, Chukwuma Ekwueme, and Gary C. Hart, and continues to be an extremely useful text for use in a formal classroom setting, or as a reference for practicing engineers.


This new edition is based on the 2013 edition of the “Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures” (TMS 402/602-13) as developed by the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) and the 2015 International Building Code. Calculations for design loads are referenced to ASCE 7-10. In addition to several practical design examples and aids, the new edition also includes the complete design of the major concrete masonry elements of three typical masonry buildings – a one-story warehouse, a six-story hotel/apartment building and a three story office/laboratory building. All examples are solved using both strength design and allowable stress design procedures.