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Design of Masonry Shear Walls

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Certificates of Attendance and one hour of AIA Continuing Education credit are available to attendees upon completion of the webinar.

The design of reinforced masonry shear walls using both the Allowable Stress Design method and the Strength Design method will be covered in this webinar.  The requirements for both the design for overturning and the design for shear are explained. The prescriptive seismic detailing requirements for each of three reinforced masonry shear walls types, ordinary, intermediate, and special, are explained, with particular attention to special reinforced shear walls. The design process is illustrated with examples.

Learning Objective:

  1. Understand the three different types of reinforced masonry shear walls and the requirements for each type.
  2. Understand seismic design requirements for shear walls.
  3. Understand the design process for shear walls using the Allowable Stress Design method.
  4. Understand the design process for shear walls using the Strength Design method.


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Speaker Bios: Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Masonry Society and a Fellow of The Masonry Society. Dr. Bennett has been very active on the TMS 402/602 Code Committee. He has chaired the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee and served as the vice-chair of the 2013 MSJC Committee. Dr. Bennett was the chair of the main committee that is developed the 2016 code, and is currently 2nd vice-chair of the TMS 402/602 Code Committee.  He is also a member of ASTM C12 on mortars and grouts and ASTM C15 on manufactured masonry units.


May 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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