ACI - 530.1
Specification for Masonry Structures and Commentary
|Publication Date:||1 January 2002|
Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-02/ASCE 5-02/TMS 402-02), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-02/ASCE 6-02/TMS 602-02), Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-02/ASCE 5-02/TMS 402-02), and Commentary on Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-02/ASCE 6-02/TMS 602-02) are joint efforts of the American Concrete Institute, the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and The Masonry Society. The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structures while the Specification is concerned with minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Some of the topics covered in the Code 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 and a prescriptive method applicable to buildings meeting specific location and construction criteria are also included. On the other hand, the Specification covers subjects such as quality assurance requirements for materials; the placing, bonding and anchoring of masonry; and the placement of grout and of reinforcement. This Specification is meant to be modified and referenced in the Project Manual. Since the Code is written as a legal document and the Specification as a master specification required by the Code, the two commentaries present background details, committee considerations, and research data used to develop the Code and Specification.