Thursday, October 22, 2015
The past few years have been witness to significant changes to the design codes and standards addressing concrete masonry construction. Included in these changes are revisions to ASTM C90 for load bearing concrete masonry units that incorporates new options to allow units to be reconfigured to make the unit more energy efficient, lighter and more versatile to meet project requirements. Additionally, based on research, the masonry design standard (TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE6) was modified to recalibrate the unit-to-assembly compressive strength correlation provisions. The net result was a baseline increase of about 33 percent on design strengths, without any changes to the materials or design methodology. The new changes, benefits and opportunities with these new requirements will be reviewed. The presenter will be Jason Thompson, vice president of engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. Attendance is limited therefore the participation is on a first come first served basis. If you have conference room availability for a group of staff to attend on the same webinar link, you may gladly do that.
Who should attend: Engineers, architects, building code officials, general contractors, masons, masonry instructors, MAMA members. Credit hours will be provided and certificates will be supplied via email after completion of the course. AIA credits are HSW.full information on the seminar to complete then simply “click here” to submit registration or print out and fax. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the log in information.
Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Masonry Association (MAMA)