Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-92/ASCE 5-92/TMS 402-92), ""Specifications for Masonry Structures"" (ACI 530.1-92/ASCE 6-92/TMS 602-92), ""Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures"" (ACI 530-92/ASCE 5-92/TMS 402-92) and ""Commentary on Specifications for Masonry Structures"" (ACI 530.1-92/ASCE 6-92/TMS 602-92) is a joint effort of the American Concrete Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and The Masonry Society. The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structures. Among the subjects covered are: permits and drawings; quality assurance; materials; placing embedded items; analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; shear; details and development of reinforcement; walls; columns; pilasters; beams and lintels; and an empirical design method applicable to buildings meeting specific location and construction criteria. The Specifications covers minimum construction requirements for masonry structures. Included are requirements for materials; the placing, bonding and anchoring of masonry; the placement of grout and of reinforcement. The Code and Specifications are written as legal documents so that they may be adopted by reference in a general building code. Therefore, they cannot contain background details or suggestions for carrying out their requirements or intents. The Commentaries to the Code and Specifications serve this function.