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Introduction to Allowable Stress Design of Masonry and Design Methodologies (Allowable Stress Design Night School #1)

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

This introductory session introduces the Allowable Stress Design of Masonry series and reviews basic Allowable Stress Design concepts. Dr. McGinley will present key differences between allowable stress design and strength design procedures. This session will also review masonry assemblies and systems, noting their purposes and resistance to primary loads. Attendees will learn about typical masonry building elements and their roles in the overall structural system including walls, beams, columns, and pilasters. Future sessions will discuss the design of these elements. Finally, this session will review loads and load combinations from ASCE-7 & and the IBC.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce Allowable Stress design concepts for masonry
  • Classify different types of masonry systems
  • Review the role of various masonry elements
  • Identify common loadings on typical masonry building systems and elements

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry Night School introduces Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Presenters will discuss design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The series will conclude with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. is an excellent way to learn allowable stress design procedures. Attendees should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101 Night School Series).

Webinar Recording & Certificates of Attendance

Registered attendees can redeem the access code shown on the Streaming Info page here by March 31st to gain access to the recording. You must be logged in to the user account that submitted the registration to access the streaming page. The continuing education form can also be found on that page.


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About the Presenter

Dr. W. Mark McGinley

W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM,FTMS, Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville.

Dr. Mark McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with more than 30 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems. He joined the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville in 2007 and is a recognized expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. His research has included basic research on the structural performance of masonry walls, water penetration experiments on envelopes and the building envelope performance of brick veneer and steel stud wall systems. Over 130 publications have resulted from his research efforts. Dr. McGinley has won numerous awards in masonry research and standards development, and leads technical committees in both the Masonry Design standard organization and ASTM. He is currently the Chairman of ASTM C 15, the Design Subcommittee of TMS 402 and past Chair of ASTM C 12. He also recently was elected as the President elect of The Masonry Society.


February 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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