Seminar Notice: Design and Construction of Masonry Buildings

March 9, 2011 – Presented by: Alexander Newman

The seminar provides a concise primer on the contemporary procedures for structural design of masonry.  The selected masonry provisions of 2008 and 2005 editions of TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and those of the International Building Code are examined and augmented with commentary and must-have practical suggestions.  A number of step-by-step design examples are included.

Going beyond the basics, the instructor covers the material that tends to be misunderstood by both architects and engineers.  The topics discussed at the seminar include the conflicts between the typical details related to reinforced CMU, design of steel lintels, special provisions for stack-bond masonry, placement of brick expansion joints, improperly specifying mortar and grout and many, many more.

-Masonry materials
-Mortar vs. grout
-Reinforced masonry construction details
-Structural design of reinforced masonry
-Inspection requirements
-Design of brick veneer
-Masonry design for lateral loads
-Conclusion, final Q A

Alexander Newman is a forensic and structural consultant in Needham, Massachusetts.  During more than 30 years of professional practice, Mr. Newman has been involved with structural design, renovation, and failure investigation of numerous structures around the country.

Mr. Newman’s many publications include a number of award-winning articles that appeared in leading engineering magazines.  His definitive reference book Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples was published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 2001.  He is the author of another authoritative book from McGraw-Hill, Metal Building Systems: Design and Specifications, now in its 2nd edition and translated into Chinese.

Mr. Newman has led numerous educational seminars around the country for design professionals, building officials, owners and contractors.  He has conducted training programs for the employees of US State Department, NASA, US Air Force, Iraq Reconstruction Team, and many educational and professional groups.  Mr. Newman has taught a number of courses at Northeastern University.

Ramada Conference Center, 352 North Street, Saco, Maine

8.0 PDHs/0.8CEUs     NCSEA Diamond Approved all 50 states

8:00 am-8:30 am Sign in (Continental Breakfast)
8:30 am-5:30 pm Presentation (Breaks include morning coffee, buffet lunch and afternoon snack)

$190.00  members  includes seminar handout showing slides, breakfast, lunch and snack$250 nonmembers (become a member $60/year and get the member rate)

By Friday March 4

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