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Construction and Inspection of Masonry Seminar - STRUCTURAL MASONRY SERIES

  • 05 Oct 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • BAC Local 9PA Training Center, 100 Kingston Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15235


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Part 2 of the Structural Masonry Series with the International Masonry Institute

September 28, Webinar on “Major Structural Design Changes in TMS 402/602-22”, Dr. Richard Bennett, University of TN

October 5, Live Hands-on session with “Construction and Inspection of Masonry” seminar, Brian Trimble, IMI

October 12, Webinar on “Planning and Designing of Efficient Masonry Structures”, Brian Trimble, IMI

*you may register for all or some of the sessions as your schedule and interest allows*


Major Structural Design Changes in TMS 402/602-22

This webinar provides an overview of the major structural changes to TMS 402-22. Topics include: explanation of how the introduction of compression-controlled sections in SD affect maximum reinforcement provisions; definition of net shear area particularly for beams; anchor bolt steel strength changing from being based on yield strength to ultimate strength; an increase of the allowable compressive force for masonry in ASD; changes in the partially grouted shear wall factor; an increase in the allowable shear friction strength, as well as a change in the nominal shear friction strength. The potential impacts of these changes will also be reviewed.

Planning and Design of Efficient Masonry Structures

Seemingly simple decisions during design 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. This 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. Creating designs with masonry lintels or masonry partition walls will also be explained.


Location: BAC Local 9PA Training Center, 100 Kingston Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15235.


8:00 am – 8:30 am: registration and breakfast

After registering, enjoy a hot breakfast and visit industry professionals at their booth to learn about their specific products.

8:30 am – 9:30 am: CONSTRUCTION and inspection of masonry

Learn about construction requirements for masonry construction and what the code says. This seminar will help you understand when masonry special inspection is required and what it entails.

9:30 am – 10:00 am: product vendor visits

Visit product vendors for the latest product updates and make important connections you will need in the future.

10:00 am – 11:00 am: hands-on Demos

Try your hand at laying brick and block laying led my master masons and training instructors from the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers 9PA.

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