MDG-6: Masonry Designers Guide - 6th Edition
The Masonry Society
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The sixth edition of the Masonry Designers’ Guide (MDG-6) has been completely updated to address the numerous additions and changes in the 2008 edition of the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (530-08). Information related to masonry design requirements in the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) is also included.
Topics covered in the MDG-6 include masonry materials, testing, quality assurance, quality control, construction methods, structural design, seismic design, and using the 530-08 with model Building Codes. The companion CD-ROM included with the book includes additional resources, such as the complete MDG-5 for reference, spreadsheets used in some of the design examples, additional examples based on IBC requirements, and select technical notes on clay brick and concrete masonry that are often used by designers.
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