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Wall Design for In-Plane Loads & Seismic Detailing (Allowable Stress Design Night School #4)

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Shear walls are critical building elements to resist in-plane loads and are, for masonry, the wind and seismic-force-resisting system. This session will review Allowable Stress Design of shear walls, along with both seismic detailing requirements and minimum/maximum detailing requirements for such walls. Design for in-plane shear, including shear friction, and in-plane flexure will be explored and examples provided. The effect of openings will also be examined.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce masonry shear walls and applied loads on these critical elements
  • Discuss seismic detailing requirements for masonry shear walls
  • Review the Allowable Stress design provisions for masonry shear walls for combined axial load and bending and for shear
  • Discuss maximum and minimum reinforcement limits and detailing of shear walls when using Allowable Stress Design

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

Scott W. Walkowicz, P.E., owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, LLC in Lansing, Michigan.

Mr. Walkowicz has over 30 years experience conducting new construction design and forensic investigations with emphasis on masonry structures and elements. He is responsible for all functions of WCE and related consulting activities. As part of this work, he supports other structural engineers through resourcing provided by the Michigan Masonry Coalition, the Indiana/Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition, and other Coalitions in the United States. Mr. Walkowicz provides innovative design in masonry and structures for a variety of building types and systems. He is Past President of The masonry Society and has served in numerous other roles within the Socity. Mr. Walkowicz is a Voting Member of TMS 402/602, serves on several TMS 402/602 Subcommittees, and was recently named as the TMS 402/602 Chair for the next code development cycle. For his efforts, he has received the President’s Award (2010) and the Paul Haller Structural Design Award (2018), and was made a Fellow of the Society (2019).



March 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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