Over the years, reinforced masonry has evolved as a new engineering material of construction that is used all over the United States and many foreign countries. Although the use of unreinforced masonry materials dates back to some 4000 BC, reinforced masonry has evolved into a standard building material in the United States for structures up to 3 stories and in Mexico up to seven stories. The author includes appropriate theory for design and construction methods and prevailing codes and specifications required by the industry.
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The Definitive Guide to Designing Reinforced Masonry Structures
Fully updated to the 2009 International Building Code (2009 IBC) and the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC-08), Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, second edition, presents the latest methods for designing strong, safe, and economical structures with reinforced masonry. The book is packed with more than 425 illustrations and a wealth of new, detailed examples.
This state-of-the-art guide features strength design philosophy for reinforced masonry structures based on ASCE 7-05 design loads for wind and seismic design. Written by an internationally acclaimed author, this essential professional tool takes you step-by-step through the art, science, and engineering of reinforced masonry structures.
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles. He has more than 44 years of experience and has published several technical papers and three books.
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