Digital Canal’s Masonry Wall software has been updated to follow ACI 530-11 and IBC 2012 design codes. It easily designs masonry walls for axial and out-of plane bending loads (wind and seismic). Wind and seismic designs follow ASCE 7-10 and IBC 2012 codes. Masonry walls can be constructed from either clay or concrete masonry and can be either reinforced or unreinforced using partial or full grouting. Masonry walls can be designed using both working stress and strength methods.Unlike other programs or design aides that design for only flexure and/or axial flexure interaction, Masonry Wall also designs the wall for shear, deflections and P-delta effects. Masonry design properties are automatically computed by the program from the block unit strength and grout properties, making operation of the program as simple as filling out a couple of simple tabbed forms and pressing Solve.
The latest version of Masonry Wall was completely re-written using the latest advanced Microsoft technologies, including graphics that update in real-time with every change in input. Reports automatically display in Microsoft Word, or the word processor of your choice. Operation of the program consists of completing a couple of simple tabbed forms and pressing “Solve” – there aren’t any menus, toolbars or anything else to get in the way of you and your designs.