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Masonry Standards
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Sound Standard

Building Code & Specification
for Masonry Structures
(TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5)
(TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6)

Fire Resistance Standard
(ACI 216.1/TMS 0216)


Standard by Others



A variety of masonry standards have been developed to assist with the design, construction and evaluation of masonry. The Masonry Society (TMS) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on masonry. As part of that mission, TMS maintains this website to provide information on its standards and others. Currently, this website only contains information on a few standards. Eventually TMS hopes to provide information and links for standards by other organizations such as ASTM International, the Brick Industry Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association.

Additional information on these standards, and the committees which are charged with developing and maintaining them is available at the links below or via The Masonry Society's website at www.masonrysociety.org. Likewise, these publications may be ordered by going to TMS's E-store (TMS members are reminded to access the e-store directly from TMS's Members Area in order to receive the best discounts on these standards).

Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Class Rating for Masonry Walls
(TMS 0302-07)
Masonry Standards Joint Committee's (MSJC)
Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
(TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5)
Specification for Masonry Structures
(TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6)
Standard Method for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies
(ACI 216.1-07/TMS 0216-07)
  Visit the MSJC website
Links to Standards by Others (not available at this time)