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2013 Spring Seminar - March 14, 2013

Provider: Masonry Institute of Iowa
Discipline: Codes & Standards
Credits: 5.50

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Pat Conway, AIA, CSI, International Masonry Institute
Sam Rubenzer, MBA, PE, SE, ForSE Consulting

WHAT NON-ENGINEERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STRUCTURAL MASONRY
This seminar is for designers, building owners, contractors and masons who would like to be more knowledgeable about typical and not-so-typical structural masonry applications. You will learn “basic” structural masonry concepts, a brief overview of current structural masonry design methods, review case studies for foundation walls, basement walls, stair towers, explore masonry myths and gain a better understanding of structural masonry attributes and how engineers tend to think about masonry.

If you desire to use tall thin wall profiles and produce economical, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing masonry designs for your next project, then this is a good seminar for you. At a minimum we will teach you how to spot a masonry design that may be over-designed or where the masonry is being under-utilized. You will also learn how to potentially save money by using structural masonry in foundations, load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, shear walls, perforated shear walls, shaft walls and fire walls.
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Seminar Objectives
1. Review basic structural properties of masonry
2. Explore masonry misconceptions and myths
3. Discover updated design criteria and methods for masonry and realistic height limitations
4. Learn how properly designed masonry can be more economical than other systems.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Continued - Pat Conway, AIA, CSI, International Masonry Institute
Sam Rubenzer, MBA, PE, SE, ForSE Consulting

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Tyler Witthuhn, EIT, Project Engineer, National Concrete Masonry Association

CMU UPDATE: ASTM C90 AND MSJC UNIT STRENGTH METHOD
Changes are coming to ASTM C90, Standard Specification for loadbearing Concrete Masonry Units and to the MSJC unit strength method for field verifying the specified compressive strength of concrete masonry. Join Tyler Witthuhn as he discusses the effect these changes will have on concrete masonry design both in terms of thermal resistance and structural capacity. The discussion will include design example results highlighting “before and after” differences related to the changes.


2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Charles “Chip” Clark, Jr., AIA, P.E., LEED AP, VP, Engineering Services, Brick Industry Association

ANCHORED BRICK VENEER DETAILING
This seminar will discuss current trends in anchored brick veneer detailing. Topics to include back-up preparation, brick selection, mortar recommendations, anchors and ties, moisture intrusion prevention, movement joints, and more. This discussion will highlight industry recommendations as well as IBC/MSJC code provisions related to anchored brick veneer.

For more information please visit www.masonryinstituteofiowa.org or contact Masonry Institute of Iowa at 515-252-0637.

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John J. Smith Masonry Company
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