Strength Design of Masonry Night School

This 6-session course will introduce strength design of masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Design methodology will be reviewed, as will design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The course will conclude with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. This course is an excellent way to learn strength design procedures. Those taking the course should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101).

Continuing Education: 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU

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Introduction to Strength Design of Masonry and Design Methodologies
February 3, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — This introductory session will review basic strength design concepts for masonry, noting key differences with procedures for concrete. Masonry assemblies and systems will be briefly reviewed noting their purposes and resistance to primary loads. Individual masonry elements of masonry buildings including walls, beams, columns, and pilasters will then be introduced, related to their roles in the overall structural system to orient attendees for further sessions where the design of these elements will be discussed.
Strength Design of Beams
February 10, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — This session will review the design of masonry beams and lintels, including an examination of whether arching action can be used to reduce the loads on these elements. Deflection calculations will be reviewed, along with detailing requirements to meet code minimum and maximum reinforcement percentages. Deep beam requirements will also be covered.
Strength Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-Of-Plane Loads
February 17, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — During this session, design of masonry walls loaded with out-of-plane loads and axial loads will be reviewed. Methods to consider secondary bending moments will be examined, including using P-delta provisions, and key points on interaction diagrams will be reviewed. Differences in the strength design provisions and allowable stress design will be briefly discussed.
Wall Design for In-Plane Loads & Seismic Detailing
February 24, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — Shear walls are critical building elements to resist in-plane loads and are, for masonry, the seismic-force-resisting system. This session will review strength design of shear walls, along with both seismic detailing requirements and minimum/maximum detailing requirements for such walls.
Strength Design of Columns and Pilasters & System Behavior
March 3, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — Masonry columns and pilasters are often used in masonry buildings to carry large, concentrated loads, and, for pilasters, to support walls subjected to out-of-plane loads. Required detailing of these elements will be reviewed and strength design provisions will be introduced for these elements. This session will also look at several sample masonry buildings to discuss system behavior and overall design methodology for masonry structures.
Strength Design of Reinforcement & Connectors
March 10, 2021 @ 7 pm ET — Reinforcement and connectors are essential to ensure a proper load path in masonry buildings. This session will review basic detailing requirements for reinforcement and connectors, and specific requirements for strength design of masonry. Lap length requirements for reinforcement, and design of anchor bolts will be reviewed.