Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #2: Design of Beams

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This course reviews allowable stress design of masonry beams and lintels and provides an examination of whether arching action can be used to reduce the loads on these elements. Deflection calculations are reviewed, along with code compliance requirements relating to reinforcement and grouting. This session also covers partial depth beams, deep beams, shear reinforcement, long-span beam criteria, torsion, and other requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce the design of masonry beams and lintels for bending moment and shear
  • Describe deflection calculations for beams and lintels
  • Review partial depth beams and partial grouting
  • Examine arching and discuss when it can be used

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry introduces Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. The series discusses design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. It concludes with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. It is recommended that you have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101 Series). View other courses in this series or purchase the Allowable Stress Design Bundle to access all 6 and save $30 compared to buying them separately.


Presenter: Scott W. Walkowicz, P.E., Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, LLC
Date Presented: February 16, 2022
Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU
AIA Course Number: TMSASD02