3-part Webinar Series on Masonry Wall Bracing!

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES IS NOW AT CAPACITY. YOU ARE WELCOME TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM SO THAT YOUR NAME CAN BE PLACED ON OUR WAIT LIST. IF WE ARE ABLE TO REGISTER YOU FOR THE WEBINAR, WE WILL SEND YOU A CONFIRMATION EMAIL ALONG WITH LOGIN INFORMATION.


Sponsored by the Indiana-Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition

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For questions contact Jennifer Koski at jkoski@imiweb.org or 734-944-7766.

Speaker: Scott W. Walkowicz, PE, NCEES
Hosts & Introductions by Diane Throop, PE, FASTM, FTMS and David Collins, CSI

Webinar Descriptions:

Understanding the New Masonry Wall Bracing Standard Practice July 30, Noon – 1:30 PM Eastern
Recently, the document that, for a decade, has been used as the basis for bracing masonry walls under construction was updated and a new edition published in December 2012. This webinar walks attendees through the new edition of the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction. The presentation focuses on masonry wall bracing concepts that must be understood by engineers, contractors and construction managers alike. Safety issues related to masonry wall bracing including a review of the sample designs and details included in the document will be covered. The Standard Practice is an industry sponsored document adopted in whole, or in part, by many state OSHA departments. Its development was funded by the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and it is published by MCAA.

Internal Bracing for Masonry Walls Under Construction August 6, Noon- 1:30 PM Eastern
Saving time and money, while maintaining and improving safety, is always a goal of any good engineer, contractor or construction manager. Internally bracing masonry walls during construction offers potential site efficiencies and constructability options since there are no external bracing components. It provides more predictable wall capacity which can enhance construction sequencing. This presentation focuses on the application of analytical concepts to internally brace masonry walls using their ‘as constructed’ capacity to resist construction phase wind loads. An introduction to software applications for analysis of internal bracing will also be covered. The program focuses on the recently issued Internal Bracing Design Guide for Masonry Walls Under Construction, published by the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

An Overview: Bracing Masonry Walls August 13, Noon – 1:30 PM Eastern
For those who want a concise overview of the new masonry wall bracing standard and the concepts of internal bracing without all the details on how to apply the documents – this is a session for you! This program will focus on highlights from the recently updated Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction, and the newly issued Internal Bracing Design Guide for Masonry Walls Under Construction. Application of analytical concepts from the Standard Practice and how those can be applied to internal bracing will be covered along with a brief introduction to the use of software for analysis as time permits.

Primary Seminar Speaker:
Scott W. Walkowicz, PE, NCEES
Principal, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers; Lansing, Michigan

Scott heads his own consulting firm, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, and is a former Principal with a multi-discipline firm - both located in Lansing, Michigan. He was the consulting engineer and a primary author of both the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction and the Internal Bracing Design Guide for Masonry Walls Under Construction.

He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Clemson University (Clemson, SC) as well as a B.S. degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI). He currently is the President-Elect for The Masonry Society (TMS) and is Chair of the General Requirements Subcommittee for the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) where he leads and participates in revisions to the structural masonry code.

He is registered in multiple states and has analyzed and designed buildings across the country and overseas including many with unusual or creative uses of structural masonry.
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Hosts & Introductions by:
Diane B. Throop, P.E., FASTM, FTMS
Director of Engineering – International Masonry Institute
In addition to her national role as head of IMI’s engineering activities, Diane currently serves as the Chair of the 2013 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) - (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 and TMS 602/ACI 530.1/ASCE 6). She was actively involved in the development of both the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction – serving as the Committee Secretary - and the Internal Bracing Design Guide for Masonry Walls Under Construction.

David Collins,CSI
Director of Marketing and Technical Services – International Masonry Institute
Dave heads the Indiana-Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition and heads IMI’s Indiana- Kentucky office located in Indianapolis IN. Dave’s extensive field experience in masonry including project management and supervision.

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