Software Guides
RAM Elements V8i

International Masonry Institute RAM Elements V8i Manual for Masonry Analysis and Design (pdf)

RAM Elements V8i performs 3D structural analysis and design, including 3D finite element analysis. The software is effective for modeling and designing masonry structures. This manual was produced and funded by IMI to support the engineering community in using structural masonry.

International Masonry Institute RAM Elements Design Example (pdf)

RAM Elements v8i includes a Masonry Tutorial in its Help section, and in this document, we’ve reproduced it as a PDF, with updated references to codes and materials according to current masonry design practices. It is reproduced here as a convenience to the user and is subject to all licensing agreements, copyrights and other protections associated with the software. The software, including this tutorial, was developed for use as a design aid for qualified engineers. Considerable care was used in its preparation, but it should not be used in the absence of sound engineering judgment and knowledge. The engineer of record is always responsible for data used in design, whether obtained from a calculator or computer software.

RISA-3D

RISA-3D Workflow Manual for Masonry Analysis and Design (pdf)

As a convenience to users of RISA-3D, we created this PDF version of the embedded Masonry Tutorial found in the application’s Help section. The PDF is subject to all licensing agreements, copyrights and other protections associated with the software. The software, including this tutorial, was developed for use as a design aid for qualified engineers. Considerable care was used in its preparation, but it should not be used in the absence of sound engineering judgment and knowledge. The engineer of record is always responsible for data used in design and results obtained whether from a calculator or from computer software.

RISA-3D Masonry Wall Panel Example (pdf)

This hands-on guide introduces you to the RISA-3D Masonry Wall Panel, and walks you through a start-to-finish example. This is intended for both experienced and first-time users of RISA-3D. The guide includes step-by-step instructions for using the software, along with illustrations and screen images of the software in use.

Partition Wall Design

Masonry Partition Wall Design Program Software Version 2M

Introduced in 2014, the Masonry Partition Wall Software now offers even more features and design parameters! Incorporating rigorous engineering analysis, Version 2 provides designers with easy-to-use online tools for engineering masonry partitions by providing essential input. Just as before, access to the program is free of charge!

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.