This volume provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art exploration of the entire gamut of modern masonry construction -- properties and performance of masonry materials, design criteria and methods in reinforced masonry, complete design applications for both low and high-rise masonry, and environmental features. This new edition reflects the landmark changes in the philosophy in the 1992 Uniform Building Code (e.g., introduction of Strength Design concepts of bearing and shear wall analysis; changes in lateral force levels; revision of the Base Shear Formula). Integrates design principles with the governing Uniform Building Code throughout; demonstrates the symbiotic relationships that exist among the various structural components (e.g. beams, columns, lateral force resisting systems); presents complete designs for reinforced concrete and structural steel; contains problem examples demonstrating how to design various structural components, and features four case studies (numerical examples) showing how to integrate the various structural components into a complete system. For structural designers, draftsman, and engineers.