MASS™ is a powerful software package that analyzes and designs masonry Beams, Out-of-Plane Walls and Shear Walls in accordance with Canadian Codes and Standards. Click below to learn more about the software and how you can incorporate MASS into your next project
Your Software Purchase Includes:
A direct download link to the newest version of MASS™, as well as a serial number for each user which provides one year of access before being eligible for renewal.
In addition to the the software, your license purchase includes:
- Comprehensive engineering technical support from engineers who know masonry design
- Access to all future product releases at no extra charge
- First access to masonry design related educational opportunities for design professionals
Other important details to consider are available here.
MASS Software licenses automatically extend on each computer as you renew your account each year
MASS™ Software Overview
MASS™ (Masonry Analysis Structural Systems) analyzes and designs structural masonry elements in accordance with CSA S304-14: Design of Masonry Structures and the National Building Code of Canada.
MASS™ is substantially more than a simple masonry capacity analysis tool; it is a complex design tool! Generating a design is as simple as entering a few dimensions and load values. MASS™ determines the critical load combinations for Moment, Deflection, and Shear design based on loads specified by the designer. The program then quickly cycles through thousands of possible assemblage configurations (block size, block strength, reinforcement size, configuration and spacing) to determine an effective design solution. The user then has the ability to customize this solution with a few quick clicks of the mouse to remove or add unknown parameters to the design routines. In addition, MASS™ comes with a default Masonry Unit Database, which includes common masonry units and their properties.
MASS™ not only provides an easy way to enter information, it turns those inputs into detailed and comprehensive outputs in various formats. There is a simplified format for users that just want a quick solution. MASS™ also provides scaled graphic representations of the designed assemblage for visual inspection, as well as diagrams for the loads, reactions, moment, shear, deflection, and the P-M diagram. Most unique to this program is the detailed report that provides all of the intermediate design data, equations and cross-references with the design and construction CSA Masonry Standards.
This transparency in the software allows designers to see and readily verify their work, and it provides a learning opportunity for those less experienced in masonry design. This software package is ideal for a practicing masonry design engineer, as well as students taking undergraduate and graduate level courses in masonry.
Renewal rates subject to change. In addition to all other website terms and conditions, as well as the MASS Software End User License Agreement (EULA), NMDP reserves the right to change ongoing service subscription rates without warning. You will be notified through email notification in advance of any scheduled subscription renewal.
If a product subscription is cancelled before the end of it’s scheduled renewal date, the license will continue to function on the installed computer up to the original product subscription expiry date prior to cancellation.
Once activated, MASS licenses can be transferred to a different computer as long at the transfer is in compliance with the License Transfer Policy.
In order to install the software on a computer, the end user must first agree with all terms outlined within the EULA. You can request a text copy of this policy in advance of your purchase by contacting MASS technical support.