Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures #2: Masonry Systems

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This session of the existing masonry series discusses the typical masonry exterior wall systems, commonly referred to as transitional masonry wall systems and how to identify them. These wall systems combine aspects of both load-bearing masonry and modern curtain wall systems having structural frames. The unique features of such construction are examined along with how these systems work structurally, how they deteriorate, and how they manage water, temperature, air, and vapor transmission. Knowing how these wall systems behave will assist in determining what repair methods and procedures to use.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine which type of masonry wall system is present on a particular project and how it behaves
  • Identify and recognize common design and construction problems that occur in this type of historic masonry construction
  • Discover how transitional masonry walls handle moisture and find ways to repair or upgrade how moisture is handled
  • Select appropriate repair methods and procedures to solve original design, detail and construction problems

Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures reviews the most common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945. View other courses in this series or purchase the Existing Masonry Bundle to access all 7 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.

Presenters: Tom Elliott & Brian Trimble, International Masonry Institute
Date Presented: November 3, 2021
Credit: 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU
AIA Course Number: TMSEMTS02

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