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Special Inspection Webinar Series

September 5 - October 31

The Masonry Society (TMS) is pleased to offer a series of 9 webinars on special inspection of structural masonry, helpful for anyone who is or plans to become a Structural Masonry Special Inspector, or who is otherwise involved with special inspection and testing of masonry. A 10th webinar on Basic Plan Reading will be considered in November depending on the interest of attendees.

Through this series of webinars, speakers will address special inspection duties, masonry materials, construction, and protection items to be observed and verified by special inspections. A number of other topics of interest including testing, introduction to code requirements, and more will also be reviewed. The webinars are excellent preparatory instruction for those planning to the take the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspection Examination.

Webinars on the following topics will be presented at 1 pm ET on each Thursday in September and October, by the speakers listed:

1September 5, 2019 @ 1 pm ETIntroduction to Special Inspection, the 2018 IBC, and TMS 402/602Phillip Samblanet, The Masonry Society
2September 12, 2019 @ 1 pm ETIntroduction to Masonry Units
(with the prime focus being concrete masonry and clay units)
John Chrysler, Masonry Institute of America
3September 19, 2019 @ 1 pm ET *Reinforcement and Connectors *Phillip Samblanet, The Masonry Society
4September 26, 2019 @ 1 pm ET *Mortar and Mortar Mixing *Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association
5October 3, 2019 @ 1 pm ET *Grout *Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association
6October 10, 2019 @ 1 pm ETBasic Masonry Construction including tolerances and movement jointsJohn Chrysler, Masonry Institute of America
7October 17, 2019 @ 1 pm ETReinforcing and GroutingPhillip Samblanet, The Masonry Society
8October 24, 2019 @ 1 pm ETHot and Cold Weather ConstructionJamie Farny, Portland Cement Association
9October 31, 2019 @ 1 pm ETTestingJohn Chrysler, Masonry Institute of America
10November 14, 2019 @ 1 pm ETIntroduction to Plan Reading, Quiz & DiscussionPhillip Samblanet, The Masonry Society

A comprehensive set of handout materials based on the presentations will be made available to attendees. Attendees are encouraged to have access to the IBC, TMS 402/602, the Reinforced Concrete Masonry Construction Inspector’s Handbook, and ASTM Standards to maximize their learning, especially if they plan to take the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspection examination.

Each webinar provides 1 hour of continuing education, so that those who attend all webinars can gain 9 hours of education. The presentations are targeted toward inspectors and field testing technicians, although mason contractors, materials suppliers, building code officials, engineers, architects, and laboratory personnel will also find the webinars informative.

Attendees will learn about structural masonry code inspection requirements, proper placement of materials, mortar and grout composition, how to determine the compressive strength of masonry, and appropriate severe weather procedures. This comprehensive series is aimed at helping inspectors, testing technicians, engineers, and building officials identify and verify key quality assurance items on the job site.

Non-Member Registration: $75 per webinar per attendee or $500 for all 9 webinars (a $150 savings!)

TMS Member Registration: $50 per webinar or $375 for all 9 webinars


September 5
October 31
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