The Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08) covers the design and construction of masonry structures. It is written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a legally adopted building code. Among the subjects covered are:
- definitions, contract documents, quality assurance, materials, placement of embedded items, analysis and design, strength and serviceability, flexural and axial loads, shear, details and development of reinforcement, walls, columns, pilasters, beams and lintels, seismic design requirements, glass unit masonry, and veneers.
- An empirical design method applicable to buildings meeting specific location and construction criteria are also included.
The Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08) is a reference specification and is required by Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08) to specify materials, labor, and construction. Thus, this specification covers minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Included are quality, inspection, testing, and placement of materials; the placing, bonding, and anchoring of masonry; and the placement of grout and reinforcement. This specification is intended to be referenced in the project specifications. Individual project requirements may supplement the provisions of this specification.