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Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry

  • 14 Nov 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Roland’s Seafood Grill 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Goodbye to f’m = 1500 and Other Masonry Tips

Masonry codes are changing and knowing what the changes are can make your next masonry design more efficient. An important one is the specified compressive strength of masonry, but you’ll have to attend to find out what has changed.  By understanding the various options available in materials, design and construction methods, more cost-efficient structures will result. Taught using a “Tips” format, the seminar will highlight areas where proper understanding of masonry can result in better (and more cost effective) buildings. The seminar will explain materials such as self-consolidating grout and how to use it more effectively.  The changing lap splice lengths for masonry will be explained as well as the effect of one selection has on another.  Finally, discussion of new materials will be included with plenty of time for questions.

Presented By:

Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP

International Masonry Institute
Western PA area
Director, Industry Development and Technical Services

Brian Trimble has over 25 years’ experience in the masonry industry, assisting design professionals in the design of masonry structures. He is a frequent lecturer to local, regional, and national construction industry groups. He has authored many articles and papers on various masonry subjects. Brian started his career with a brick manufacturer and worked at the Brick Industry Association for over 20 years serving in various positions. For the International Masonry Institute he coordinates activities in the Western PA area promoting masonry to a wide variety of audiences including owners, contractors, architects, engineers and craftworkers.

5pm sign-ins and happy hour/heavy appetizers, 5:30pm presentation

This event will provide 1 PDH. 

Please note that all RSVPs are final and no shows will be billed.

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