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ACI Masonry Designer’s Guide, Sixth Edition

ACI Masonry Designer's Guide, Sixth Edition

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Specifications for Masonry Structures.

Price: $152.95
ISBN: 9781929081356
Product Code: MDG610
Year: 2010
Binding: Softcover     Page Count: 441
Publisher: American Concrete Institute

The Sixth Edition of the Masonry Designers' Guide (MDG-6) has been completely updated to address the numerous additions and changes in the 2008 edition of the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (530-08). Information related to masonry design requirements in the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) is also included.

Topics covered in the MDG-6 include:

  • Masonry materials
  • Testing
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Construction methods
  • Structural design
  • Seismic design
  • Using the 530-08 with model Building Codes

The companion CD-ROM included with the book includes additional resources, such as the complete MDG-5 for reference, spreadsheets used in some of the design examples, additional examples based on IBC requirements, and select technical notes on clay brick and concrete masonry that are often used by designers.


  1. About the MDG and MSJC Code and Specification
  2. Notation, Definitions, and Abbreviations
  3. Materials
  4. Construction
  5. Hot and Cold Weather Construction
  6. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  7. Design Philosophy and Methodology
  8. Movements
  9. Allowable-Stress Design of Masonry
  10. Strength Design of Masonry
  11. Prestressed Masonry Design
  12. AAC Masonry
  13. Empirical Design, Veneer and Glass Unit Masonry
  14. Special Requirements for Seismic Design
  15. Using the MSJC with Model Building Codes
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