Masonry Technical Resources

Fire Rated Concrete Masonry Assemblies

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Fire Safe Construction: Cost Comparison
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2013 MSJC Code o402-13

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Purchase a copy of the new code
The 2013 edition of the national masonry design code and minimum specification  is now available from The Masonry Society. It represents a major update from the 
2011 edition both in technical requirements and in layout. This edition will be  referenced by the 2015 International Building Code for the design and 
construction of structural masonry, veneer, and glass unit masonry. Many  revisions and enhancements have been made to the 2013 Building Code Requirements 
and Specification for Masonry Structures including: • a complete reformatting of  the document into a more user friendly format • the addition of an Appendix on 
an optional limit design method for special reinforced masonry shear walls • a  new Chapter for the prescriptive design of masonry partition walls • movement of 
the empirical provisions into an Appendix • a change to permit a moment  magnifier approach for the design of reinforced clay, concrete masonry and  autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry walls • revisions of design  requirements for partially grouted shear walls • changes to the requirements for  joint reinforcement and seismic clips for anchored veneer in SDC D, E, and F 

Sample Letter to Building Officials
(Use of the Code)


White paper:Increased Design Strength for Masonry in the 2013 Code:: Don Beers, PE

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Masonry & Net Zero Don Beers, PE
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Lateral Bracing Don Beers, PE

Masonry Fact Sheet
Got Mold? Put Concrete Masonry in to Keep Unhealthy Mold Out!

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Masonry Fact Sheet - 
Strength Comparison 
Masonry vs. Wood Frame

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Masonry Fact Sheet - 
Energy Comparison 
Masonry vs. Wood Frame

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Resources by Masonry Topic

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Codes (MSJC/FBC)

Concrete Masonry

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Continuing Education

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The Masonry Education Foundation is a registered provider for the  American Institute of Architects (www.AIA.org),  the  Florida  Board of Professional Engineers (www.fbpe.org ) and  the Construction  
Industry Licensing Board (www.myfloridalicense.com).  To request a continuing education course for your company, please fill out the reservation request form or contact Don Beers, PE  @ 561-310-9902 or don@floridamasonry.com . 

Concrete Block & Fire Safety  (HSW)

Concrete Masonry - Shelter from the  Storm  (HSW)

Energy Conservation in Masonry  Walls

Masonry Design Details  - Costs & Considerations

Preventing Moisture Penetration in  Masonry Walls  (HSW)

World of Masonry

Crack Control

Fire / Energy / Sound 

Inspection

Mortar & Grout 

Reinforcing Steel & Metal Accessories 

Sustainability | LEED

Wall System Comparisons

Miscellaneous 

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Plastering/Stucco

The technical information regarding stucco has been provided by the Florida Lath & Plaster Bureau: http://www.flapb.com/
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** Please print the TB-ST-06-12 Guide 
Notes.pdf
for reference and assistance.www.flapb.com

Mold Remediation

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