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Achieving Resilience: How Masonry Supports Resilient Designs

This course provides an overview of resilient design and discusses how resilient design is and is not covered by building codes and standards. The role of masonry construction in meeting resilient design goals is explained, and the inherent properties of masonry that make it resilient are described.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #6: Reinforcement & Connectors

Reinforcement and connectors are essential to ensure a proper load path in masonry buildings. This session reviews basic detailing requirements for reinforcement and connectors and specific requirements for their design when using allowable stress procedures for masonry. Lap length requirements for reinforcement, use of hooks and confinement bars, and the design of anchor bolts are also be reviewed.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #5: Design of Columns and Pilasters & Out of Plane Load Distribution

Masonry columns and pilasters are often used in masonry buildings to carry large concentrated loads and, for pilasters, to support exterior walls subjected to out-of-plane loads. Allowable stress design and detailing required for these elements will be reviewed. This session looks at several sample masonry buildings to illustrate system behavior and overall design methodology.…

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Allowable Stress Design

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #3: Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-of-Plane Loads

Allowable stress design of masonry walls loaded with out-of-plane loads and axial loads are reviewed. Differences in the Allowable Stress design provisions and strength design procedures will be briefly discussed, especially the secondary bending moments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the design of walls loaded with out-of-plane with axial loads, including a brief overview of unreinforced masonry design
  • Describe basic differences between allowable stress design and strength design for such walls
  • Development of ASD Interaction diagrams will be presented
  • Provide examples of masonry walls for common thicknesses, reinforcing and load and loads

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry introduces Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters.…

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Allowable Stress Design

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #2: Design of Beams

This course reviews allowable stress design of masonry beams and lintels and provides an examination of whether arching action can be used to reduce the loads on these elements. Deflection calculations are reviewed, along with code compliance requirements relating to reinforcement and grouting.…

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Allowable Stress Design

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #1: Introduction to Allowable Stress Design

This introductory course reviews basic allowable stress design concepts. Dr. McGinley presents key differences between allowable stress design and strength design procedures. This session also reviews masonry assemblies and systems, noting their purposes and resistance to primary loads. Attendees will learn about typical masonry building elements and their roles in the overall structural system including walls, beams, columns, and pilasters.…

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AIA Approved

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #7: Developing a Maintenance Plan for Existing Masonry

While masonry is extraordinarily durable, maintenance is required from time to time. Based on inspection and assessments performed, issues may be found that require regular monitoring. Learn about common maintenance for masonry to ensure it continues to serve as intended. Techniques to routinely monitor the condition of masonry, cracks and more will also be discussed.…

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AIA Approved

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #6: Implementation of a Rehabilitation Project for Transitional Masonry

Once an assessment is complete and a rehabilitation approach has been selected, implementing the rehabilitation work is the next milestone. Bid documents for rehabilitation projects of traditional masonry wall systems should address two fundamental issues. First, all existing conditions, particularly concealed conditions, are not known and can’t be known until the work begins.…

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AIA Approved

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #4: Testing and Analysis

Building on concepts presented during prior sessions, this session discusses approaches for obtaining information on material properties and how to use that information to understand structural capacity following applicable codes and guidelines. Several in situ methods are available for determining masonry mechanical properties including compression and shear strength.…

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AIA Approved

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #3: Planning and Conducting a Transitional Masonry Building Investigation

This session of the existing masonry series focuses on the important aspects of developing an investigation program for a transitional masonry building, including information to gather, areas for inspection, ongoing monitoring, the potential for investigative openings and laboratory testing to inform potential structural analyses to consider.…

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masonry safety fire wall
AIA Approved

Balanced Fire Safety Design and Resilient Masonry Fire Walls

This course reviews US fire statistics, the Balanced Fire Safety Design concept and the role that passive masonry firewalls play in it. Examples of how today’s building codes have eroded the Balanced Design Concept are shared to provide a better understanding of the crucial role fail-safe, passive masonry fire walls play in today’s fire safety designs.

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AIA Approved

Strength Design of Masonry #3: Strength Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-of-Plane Loads

During this session, design of masonry walls loaded with out-of-plane loads and axial loads will be reviewed. Methods to consider secondary bending moments will be examined, including using P-delta provisions, and key points on interaction diagrams will be reviewed. Differences in the strength design provisions and allowable stress design will be briefly discussed.…

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AIA Approved

Strength Design of Masonry #2: Strength Design of Beams

This session will review the design of masonry beams and lintels, including an examination of whether arching action can be used to reduce the loads on these elements. Deflection calculations will be reviewed, along with detailing requirements to meet code minimum and maximum reinforcement percentages.…

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