Title: Proposed ACI Standard: Building Code Requiremens for Concrete Masonry Structures
Author(s): ACI Committee 531
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 384-403
Keywords: aggregates;anchorage (structural);beams (supports);cavity walls;columns (supports);concrete blocks;concrete bricks;control joints;corrosion resistance;deep beams;grout;grouting;inspection;loads (forces);masonry;masonry cements; masonry load-bearing walls.
This code covers the design of concrete masonry structures. It is written in such a form that it may be incorporated verbatim or by reference in a general building code. The quality and testing of materials used are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Among the subjects covered are: permits and drawings; determination of masonry strength; inspection; mixing and placing of motar and grout;laying of masonry units; control joints; wall bracing; embedded pipes and anchorage devices; reinforcement placement and anchorage; spacing, splicing, and development lengths for reinforcement; analysis and design; allowable stresses; deflection and shear; walls; columns; pilasters; composite construction; cavity walls; special provisions for unusual loadings.