The 9th Edition of the Masonry Designers’ Guide, designated as the MDG-2016 so that readers know it is based on the 2016 TMS 402 and TMS 602, has been completely updated. Numerous additions and changes have been made, including a new chapter on Reinforcement and Connectors, discussion and examples on new TMS 402-16 provisions, information related to masonry design requirements in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), and updates related to new loading requirements in ASCE 7-16. The MDG-2016 is an excellent resource for designers as well as students learning about masonry because it:
- was developed by dozens of masonry experts who are familiar both with masonry design and with the Code requirements governing masonry’s use
- includes over 110 practical examples of typical masonry buildings and components provides practical tips on how to quickly and efficiently design typical masonry
- includes drawings and photographs to illustrate concepts and procedures discussed
Topics covered in the 21 chapters of the MDG-2016 include masonry materials, testing, quality assurance, quality control, construction methods, structural design, seismic design, and using the TMS 402/602 with model Building Codes.