Masonry Wall 7 has been updated to include ACI 530-11 and IBC 2012 design codes. Walls can be designed for Allowable stress or Ultimate strength using either ACI or IBC methods. Un-reinforced wall can be now designed using ACI/IBC Ultimate strength design method.
Digital Canal’s Masonry Wall design software easily designs masonry walls for axial and out-of plane bending loads (wind and seismic). 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 to-scale graphics that update in real-time with every change in input. Reports automatically display in Microsoft Word, or the word processor of your choice.