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    IMI | Not Just A Finish: Structural Clay Masonry Design

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Structural clay masonry serves both as a structural system and exterior finish face of a building, making for a sustainable solution. See how clay masonry can be successfully used in structural applications. We’ll explain and describe strength considerations, movement joints, and constructability for practical masonry detailing. Finally, learn about key masonry assembly components including clay units, mortar, grout, and reinforcement.

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    This program is accredited by IMI to provide 1 HSW continuing education learning unit to AIA member attendees

    About the Presenter

    Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
    Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

    Sam started FORSE in 2010, where he works as a delegated designer for other structural engineers on designs involving steel, concrete, PT concrete, masonry, and wood construction. He often speaks on the topics of software use and best practices in masonry design.

    Sam has over 20 years of experience and is a licensed structural engineer (SE) and a professional engineer (PE) in many of the Midwestern states. He has also been a consultant to IMI for the past 10 years.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Examine the basic components of a structural clay masonry wall.
    2. Discuss how a variety of materials make up a structural clay masonry system.
    3. Discover how the high compressive strength of structural brick carries a similar load as a thicker concrete masonry wall.
    4. Analyze how reinforcement added in the brick cells and grouted creates resistance to tension, making it an excellent solution to resist earthquake, wind, and gravity loads.

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    Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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