CMDC is proud to announce that the Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC) is going to be offered starting on Friday April 13th, 2018. Registration is currently open with only a
What is the Difference Between Fixed and Cantilever Pier Designations in a Shearline?
When designing a Shearline using MASS, the software relies on you to determine how the wall behaves
The Shearline module in MASS is a useful tool to quickly and easily determine
How to model individual storeys of a multi-storey shear wall within MASS
In the absence of a true multi-storey MASS module, there are steps that can be taken to use MASS effectively for these types of designs
The MASS software is a useful
What is the Difference Between Height and Total Height when Designing a Shear Wall in MASS?
Understanding the Total Height input when using MASS can add considerable moment capacity to a shear wall design
If you have ever designed a multi-storey shear wall and wondered why the
MASS Bug Notification: Critical buckling load overestimated for some reinforced walls under high axial load
Understanding the issue, when it can come up, and what can be done to account for it
When software bugs are found, notifications are posted in the MASS website Known Bugs
What is the difference between the length, clear span, bearing length, and design length of a masonry beam in MASS?
When creating a new beam in MASS, it can initially seem confusing to be shown so many different terms regarding lengths and spans. This post breaks down the difference between