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Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM
Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM
May 2, 2014 12:00 PM CDT

Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions webinar

Water penetration, efflorescence, cracking and more


The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM CDT.

The presentation discusses common challenges and problems encountered in masonry design and construction. Topics discussed include water penetration, efflorescence, cracking, differential movement, grouting and detailing. Case studies are used to illustrate common detailing mistakes, material incompatibilities and construction defects that lead to poor performance of masonry. The case studies also include discussion of the use of appropriate detailing and construction industry standards to avoid common mistakes and problems. Common field evaluation methods for assessing masonry performance problems reviewed.

At the end of the course, the participants will:

  • Be familiar with typical masonry material performance issues
  • Understand the unique properties and characteristics associated with masonry assemblies
  • Recognize common problems experienced with masonry construction early in a project
  • Have a basic knowledge of important masonry standards related to design and construction
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credit in the Codes and Standards discipline upon completion of this course.

Register for Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions at

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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.


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