The 2016 TMS 402 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures contains two major technical changes. One is the addition of shear friction provisions and the other is a change to anchor bolt requirements. There were numerous other minor technical changes and some format and editorial changes. These changes are covered and examples are provided illustrating the application of the provisions. Changes in ASCE 7-16 and the 2018 IBC that affect masonry are also covered.
Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is a Fellow of The Masonry Society. He is a member of ASTM C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and ASTM C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Dr. Bennett has been very active in the Masonry Standards Joint Committee which writes the Building Code for Masonry Structures. He has chaired the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee and served as the vice-chair of the 2013 MSJC Committee. Dr. Bennett was the chair of the main committee for the 2016 402/602 code. He is 2nd vice chair for the next code cycle, which will develop the 2022 provisions.
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