Masonry Educators’ Workshop 2022

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The Masonry Educators’ Workshop (MEW) provides educators with the resources and background needed to effectively teach masonry, especially at the college and university level.

The workshop is targeted towards educators at North American colleges and universities who teach or will be teaching masonry in architecture, engineering, and construction management. While those teaching actual masonry construction, or those outside of North America may find value in some topics, the focus will be teaching masonry design, detailing, construction, and maintenance/repair to undergraduate and graduate students preparing to be architects, architectural engineers, civil/structural engineers and construction managers using primarily U.S. based codes and standards. New faculty will find the workshop of value as they plan and prepare to teach masonry, and existing faculty will learn updates to codes, standards, materials, and practices that their students should be aware of.

Below are the topics presented during the workshop:

  • Masonry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Brian Trimble, International Masonry Institute
  • Why Teach Masonry? and Incorporating Masonry into the Curriculum
    • Session 1: Architectural Session – Patrick Rand, North Carolina State University
    • Session 2: Engineering Session – Ece Erdogmus, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Masonry Materials, Resources and Opportunities, Panel Discussion with Virtual Brick and Block Plant Tours
  • Masonry Design Concurrent Sessions
    • Session 1: Masonry Design and Detailing from an Architect’s Perspective – Patrick Rand, North Carolina State University
    • Session 2: Overview of Masonry Codes – Richard M. Bennett, University of Tennessee
  • Moving Masonry Design to Construction – Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry Inc.
  • Masonry Assemblages & Performance Attributes – Mark McGinley, University of Louisville
  • Discussion on Performance Attributes, BIM, Sustainability Resilience, and Other Topics of Interest, Panel Discussion
  • Innovative Approaches to Masonry Education & Moderated Discussion on Virtual Education, and Current Classroom/Educational Challenges – Patrick Rand, NCSU, and Ece Erdogmus, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • What Students Should Know About Historic Masonry – Craig Bennett, Bennett Preservation Eng. PC

Read more about these presentations and presenters here.

Dates Presented: June 21-23, 2022
Credit: 11 PDH / 1.10 CEU