Masonry Components Handled

  • Lintels & beams
  • Bearing walls
  • Panel walls (loads out of plane)
  • Shear walls
  • Columns and pilasters

Design Specifications

  • New! MSJC 2013, MSJC 2011, MSJC-08,
  • Code Provisions (ACI 530, ASCE 5, TMS 402, ASCE 6, TMS 602)
  • New! IBC 2015, IBC 2012, 2009 Load Combinations
  • New! ASCE 7 Load Combinations
  • New! Automatic vertical seismic load in combinations
  • Strength Design Provisions
  • ASD (Allowable Stress Design), reinforced & unreinforced


  • Transparent reporting: shows all equations!
  • Complete echo of all inputs, including detailed diagrams
  • Tabulated summary of checks, including pass/fail
  • Summary of factored loads
  • Detailed internal force calculations, including shear & moment diagrams
  • Detailed capacity calculations, including code equations, interaction diagrams, and drawings of the internal strain, stress, and forces states for reinforced cross sections
  • Checks are illustrated with the actual equations from the code
  • Concise summary report also available
  • Header includes company logo, and custom project notes

Common Features

  • Automatically calculates & applies self-weight
  • Normal-, medium-, or light-weight masonry block
  • Specify stack or running bond
  • Custom load combinations
  • Custom block sizes
  • Custom joint reinforcement sizes
  • Work in any unit system
  • Set the default values for all inputs
  • Add notes to your project
  • New! Building Code Load Combinations Editor (for custom combinations)

Bearing Wall Design (Panel)

  • Lateral pressure can vary linearly (as from soil)
  • Apply to only part of the wall, if desired
  • Option to neglect the lateral load on the parapet
  • Option for two bars in a cell (providing two layers of reinforcement)
  • Option to use a virtual eccentricity including the effects of wall weight

Shear Wall Design

  • Can use special ladder or truss joint reinforcement in lieu of standard rebar
  • Option for two bars in a cell (providing two layers of reinforcement)
  • Allows "extra" vertical bars at the ends to resist flexure (in addition to distributed vertical bars)
  • Shear force can be applied at a location lower than the top of the wall
  • Option to include only the flexural bars at the wall ends for axial/flexural analysis

Pilaster Design

  • Lateral pressure can vary linearly (as from soil), and can apply to only part of the pilaster
  • Can specify limits on effective flange (wall) width on either side

Column Design

  • Allows shear forces & moments about both axes
  • Manually specify effective length factor
  • Checks detail requirements in addition to strength checks

Beam (Lintel) Design

  • Out-of-plane loading
  • Top rebar option
  • Option to take shear at d/2 from support
  • Option to ignore arching action
  • Option to include the weight of the wall above the lintel
  • Option whether to use a 30° or 45° dispersion angle for loads above the top of the beam
  • Checks detail requirements in addition to strength checks

Intuitive User Interface

  • Drawing of component displayed next to input screens; updates with changes
  • Help screens next to input screens give definitions of each input
  • A separate Checks View shows details of calculations & checks
  • Constantly updated, always visible status display for each check (pass/fail)
  • Clicking on a check status display instantly takes you to the associated equations

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