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Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • TBD


Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry 


Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP

International Masonry Institute

Get a clearer understanding of the interrelationship in masonry buildings between materials, architecture, engineering and construction. Seemingly simple decisions can dramatically affect cost and schedule on a project. By understanding the various options available in materials, design and construction methods, more cost-efficient structures will result. Taught using a “Tips” format, the seminar will highlight areas where proper understanding of masonry can result in better buildings. Ways to use existing materials more effectively, explanations of the effect of one selection on another, and discussions of new materials will be included.

Brian Trimble has over 25 years’ experience in the masonry industry, assisting design professionals in the design of masonry structures. He is a frequent lecturer to local, regional, and national construction industry groups. He has authored many articles and papers on various masonry subjects. Brian started his career with a brick manufacturer and worked at the Brick Industry Association for over 20 years serving in various positions. For the International Masonry Institute he coordinates activities in the Western PA area promoting masonry to a wide variety of audiences including owners, contractors, architects, engineers and craftworkers.

5pm social, 6pm dinner, 7pm presentation

This event will provide 1 PDH. 

Please note that all RSVPs are final and no shows will be billed.

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