Stone Anchoring Solutions Webinar
February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
This presentation focuses on anchoring design for natural or cast stone cladding of various sizes with emphasis on large scale or ‘dimensional’ stone. Stone anchoring system selection criteria will be presented followed by discussion of back-up system considerations and anchor design examples. Content will also include a summary of available code and design guide provisions and their application. Hand analysis and FEA methods will be illustrated.
Continuing Education Credit: 1 AIA LU
- To recognize the differences in available anchoring systems for smaller and larger scale stone.
- To understand the design criteria for stone back-up systems and potential limitations and benefits.
- To know prescriptive approaches for small scale stone anchorage and when engineered design is required.
- To have been presented design methodology for large scale stone anchors and their fasteners including hand and computer techniques.
About the Presenter
Scott Walkowicz, PE is the owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, Lansing, Michigan and is a former Owner and Structural Department Manager with a multi-discipline firm. He was recently elected to Fellow Member of the Masonry Society and was the 2018 TMS Haller Award winner for enhancing design practice. He currently consults with other engineers as well as architects, contractors and owners on behalf of several regional Coalitions and does specialty structural design and investigative work. Scott is a recognized expert in structural masonry engineering and investigation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Clemson University as well as a B.S. degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.
Scott is a Past President of The Masonry Society (TMS) and a member of the Main Committee, as well as the Design and the Reinforcement and Connectors Subcommittees for the TMS 402/602 Committee (formerly the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC)) where he participates in revisions to the structural masonry code. He is registered in multiple states and has analyzed and designed buildings across the country and overseas including many with unusual or creative uses of structural masonry.