November Webinar Schedule
Earn Certification credit from the comfort of your office
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will be hosting several educational webinars throughout November. Courses include:
Seismic Requirements of the Building Code
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Alaska and the West Coast of the United States are notorious for moderate to major earthquakes, but we are also aware of significant earthquakes in Missouri, Texas, Maine and Illinois. This presentation will show where the hot spots are and provide some insight on why the codes are requiring seismic consideration in design and construction. It will also show some basic methods on how to simplify construction when obstacles, such as reinforcement, are required in masonry walls. Most important, the presentation will provide some insight on what inspectors should be looking for when observing masonry construction.
View more information or register for Seismic Requirements of the Building Code.
Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT
This seminar will guide you step-by-step through the recently updated masonry specification provisions included in the consensus masonry standards. By the end of this seminar, you will have a real feel for the Code, so that you can put the new Masonry Code into practice.
View more information or register for Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards.
Masonry Inspection & Testing
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT
This course will cover the basic items that mason contractors need to know when working with qualified and under qualified masonry inspectors and testing laboratories including the importance of testing criteria in the field and the lab; evaluate and check key quality assurance items on the jobsite; and identify what to look for in a quality masonry testing laboratory.
View more information or register for Masonry Inspection & Testing.
Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live for more information about each webinar and to purchase your tickets today.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.