Design of Movement and Control Joints for Masonry

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Presenter: Sam Rubenzer
Date Presented: November 8, 2018

This lesson addresses the movement characteristics of masonry wall systems, and compares the differences between architectural veneer and structural reinforced masonry. Focus is on best practice for design and construction of expansion and control joints to accommodate and/or restrict masonry material movement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn masonry movement and control joint basics and definitions
  • Determine movement characteristics of masonry materials and systems
  • Understand movement and control joints purpose and location
  • Acquire knowledge to design and detail movement and control joints