530/530R-05 & 530.1/530.1R-05: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Commentary & Specification for Masonry Structures and Commentary


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Title: 530/530R-05 & 530.1/530.1R-05: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Commentary & Specification for Masonry Structures and Commentary


Publication: Technical Documents



Appears on pages(s): 220

Keywords: AAC masonry, anchors; autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry, clay brick; clay tile; concrete block; concrete brick; construction; construction materials; curing; grout; grouting; inspection; joints; masonry; materials handling.

Date: 10/27/2004


Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 530/530.1-08.

530/530R-05: This Code 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 quality, inspection, testing, and placement of materials used in construction are covered by reference to ACI 530.1-05/ASCE 6- 05/TMS 602-05 Specification for Masonry Structures and other standards. 530.1/530.1R-05: This Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-05/ASCE 6-05/TMS 602-05) is written as a master specification and is required by Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402) to control materials, labor, and construction. Thus, this Specification covers minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Included are 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 referenced in the Project Manual. Individual project requirements may supplement the provisions of this Specification. The commentary discusses some of the considerations of the committee in developing this Specification with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions that may be unfamiliar to code users. References to much of the research data used to prepare this Specification are cited for the user desiring to study individual items in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the provisions of this Specification are also cited. The subjects covered are those given in this Specification. The chapter and article numbering of this Specification are followed throughout.