Tools to help you design with masonry. 

Software Tools
BIM for Masonry (BIM-M)

BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) brings masonry materials and systems to popular BIM software, making it easier for architects, engineers, and BIM users to incorporate masonry into their designs. Get more information and download available plug-ins to create efficient BIM designs with masonry!

Wall Builder Tool

IMI’s Wall Builder Tool makes it quick and easy to design masonry walls, saving architects time by eliminating the need to design from scratch. Simplify the design decision-making process and build a virtual wall that can be used to inform architectural details and specifications.

Partition Wall Calculator

Design masonry partitions with simple input and results that come from a rigorous engineering analysis using our Masonry Partition Wall Calculator Version.

Software Guides
RAM Elements

RAM Elements V16 Manual for Masonry Analysis and Design (pdf)

RAM Elements V16 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.


RISA-3D V17 Workflow Manual for Masonry Analysis and Design (pdf)

As a convenience to users of RISA-3D, IMI created this PDF version of the embedded Masonry Tutorial found in the application’s Help section.

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.