MasterKey: Masonry Design

Fast, intuitive and advanced masonry design software. Quickly design reinforced and unreinforced masonry wall panels and columns using state-of-the-art technologies. Design to British Standard & Eurocodes.

​Bakaert, Murfor Compact, Brickforce, Murfor +, Ancon ARM, ​ Ancon ARM-X,​ Expamet SBSF, ACS Apollo. Bed Reinforcement, Masonry Design
Overview

MasterKey: Masonry Design software provides a powerful and user-friendly interface for the design of masonry walls and columns to Eurocode 6-1-1, BS 5628 Parts 1 and 2, and IS 325. 

Now with 118 manufacturer's bed-reinforcement products built in.

Utilising advanced automated yield line analysis, the comprehensive range of design features gives you the flexibility to model any type of masonry wall including single leaf or cavity walls, with wind posts, concentrated point loads, and up to 10 openings. It also allows for bed joint reinforcement, piers in the wall, and lateral line loads (racking support).

"MasterSeries Masonry is brilliant. No more dividing walls into approximate sub-panels, now we can model real world combinations of doors/windows. Every day we are saving design time and making thinner walls work."  

- Antony Freeman, Andy Mann Structural Design 
Features

State-of-the-art advanced automated yield line analysis software, delivering dramatically improved design efficiency in many cases of walls with openings.

  • Stiffened and unstiffened single-leaf and cavity walls
  • Variable support conditions, including partially fixed
  • Switch between design codes to compare results
  • Concentrated vertical load analysis and design
  • Add lateral line loads at any point on the wall
  • Design for up to 10 overlapping openings
  • Load bearing and infill wall panels
  • Opening span direction options
  • Pier in tension or compression
  • In-plane loads for shear walls
  • Include multiple wind posts - 
  • Masonry walls and columns
  • Bed-reinforcement - New, now with 118 manufacturer's products built in 

Bed Reinforcement 

Design Codes

MasterKey: Masonry Design provides a powerful and extremely user-friendly software program for the design of masonry walls and columns to:

  • British Standard 5628 Parts 1 and 2
  • Eurocode 6-1-1
  • IS 325

Full Eurocode implementation for 

  • EuroCode Norm
  • UK
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
PowerPad Limits

The PowerPad version of MasterKey: Masonry includes

  • Variable support conditions, including partially fixed
  • Stiffened and unstiffened single-leaf and cavity walls
  • Switch between Design Codes to compare results
  • Two-way, Vertical &  Free standing Walls
  • Load bearing and infill wall panels
  • In-plane loads for Shear Walls
  • Pier in tension or compression
  • Design to BS and Euro Codes
  • Masonry walls and columns
  • Lateral wind load

The full  version of MasterKey: Masonry also gives you

  • Stiffened and unstiffened single-leaf and cavity walls
  • Add lateral line loads at any point on the wall.
  • Concentrated vertical load analysis and design.
  • Design for up to 10 overlapping openings.
  • Advanced automated yield line analysis
  • Include multiple wind posts.
  • Bed-reinforcement


Output

You can print MasterKey Masonry Design output calculations and graphics to any Windows printer and to PDF. Users of PowerPad, Building Design Suite or Office Tools, can also export results directly to Microsoft Word.

Sample output: View PDF

Stand Alone Product

Operates Fully Standalone

Part of Building Design Suite

Not part of the Building Design Suite

Included in PowerPad

Limited version included in PowerPad

Integrated Product

Operates Fully Standalone only

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