International Building Code Section 2101


International Building Code 2101.1

Scope. This chapter shall govern the materials, design,
construction and quality of masonry.

International Building Code 2101.2

Design methods. Masonry shall comply with the provisions
of one of the following design methods in this chapter
as well as the requirements of Sections 2101 through 2104.
Masonry designed by the allowable stress design provisions of
Section 2101.2.1, the strength design provisions of Section
2101.2.2 or the prestressed masonry provisions of Section
2101.2.3 shall comply with Section 2105.

Allowable stress design. Masonry designed by
the allowable stress design method shall comply with the
provisions of Sections 2106 and 2107.

Strength design. Masonry designed by the
strength design method shall comply with the provisions of
Sections 2106 and 2108, except that autoclaved aerated
concrete (AAC) masonry shall comply with the provisions
of Section 2106 and Chapter 1 and Appendix A of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402. AAC masonry shall not be used in
the seismic-force-resisting system of structures classified as
Seismic Design Category B, C, D, E or F.

Prestressed masonry. Prestressed masonry shall
be designed in accordance with Chapters 1 and 4 of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 and Section 2106. Special inspection
during construction shall be provided as set forth in
Section 1704.5.

Empirical design. Masonry designed by the
empirical design method shall comply with the provisions
of Sections 2106 and 2109 or Chapter 5 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402.

Glass unit masonry. Glass unit masonry shall
comply with the provisions of Section 2110 or Chapter 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/ TMS 402.

Masonry veneer. Masonry veneer shall comply
with the provisions of Chapter 14 or Chapter 6 of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402.

International Building Code 2101.2.1

Allowable stress design. Masonry designed by
the allowable stress design method shall comply with the
provisions of Sections 2106 and 2107.

International Building Code 2101.2.2

Strength design. Masonry designed by the
strength design method shall comply with the provisions of
Sections 2106 and 2108, except that autoclaved aerated
concrete (AAC) masonry shall comply with the provisions
of Section 2106 and Chapter 1 and Appendix A of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402. AAC masonry shall not be used in
the seismic-force-resisting system of structures classified as
Seismic Design Category B, C, D, E or F.

International Building Code 2101.2.3

Prestressed masonry. Prestressed masonry shall
be designed in accordance with Chapters 1 and 4 of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 and Section 2106. Special inspection
during construction shall be provided as set forth in
Section 1704.5.

International Building Code 2101.2.4

Empirical design. Masonry designed by the
empirical design method shall comply with the provisions
of Sections 2106 and 2109 or Chapter 5 of ACI 530/ASCE
5/TMS 402.

International Building Code 2101.2.5

Glass unit masonry. Glass unit masonry shall
comply with the provisions of Section 2110 or Chapter 7 of
ACI 530/ASCE 5/ TMS 402.

International Building Code 2101.2.6

Masonry veneer. Masonry veneer shall comply
with the provisions of Chapter 14 or Chapter 6 of ACI
530/ASCE 5/TMS 402.

International Building Code 2101.3

Construction documents. The construction documents
shall show all of the items required by this code including
the following:
1. Specified size, grade, type and location of reinforcement,
anchors and wall ties.
2. Reinforcing bars to be welded and welding procedure.
3. Size and location of structural elements.
4. Provisions for dimensional changes resulting from elastic
deformation, creep, shrinkage, temperature and moisture.

Fireplace drawings. The construction documents
shall describe in sufficient detail the location, size and construction
of masonry fireplaces. The thickness and characteristics
of materials and the clearances from walls,
partitions and ceilings shall be clearly indicated.

International Building Code 2101.3.1

Fireplace drawings. The construction documents
shall describe in sufficient detail the location, size and construction
of masonry fireplaces. The thickness and characteristics
of materials and the clearances from walls,
partitions and ceilings shall be clearly indicated.