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Strength Design of Clay and Concrete Masonry Webinar – CANCELLED

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Due to scheduling conflicts, this webinar has been cancelled. For information on strength design, check out the recording of our previous Strength Design of Masonry webinar.

The use of strength design is common with other materials, and is becoming increasingly common for structural masonry as it offers a number of advantages. TMS is currently developing a new guide on the Strength Design of Clay and Concrete Masonry that focuses on this specific design method, code requirements, and tips to make designs more efficient. Dr. Richard Bennett and Mr. John Hochwalt are primary authors on this new guide, and will discuss key aspects of the strength design method and recommendations to design masonry quickly and appropriately.

Continuing Education Credit: 1 AIA LU

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce attendees to strength design of masonry
  2. Discuss similarities and differences with the strength design of other materials
  3. Overview the design of a typical wall design for out-of-plane loads
  4. Review good design tips to design masonry efficiently using strength design procedures

About the Presenters

Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bennett has been very active in the Masonry Standards Joint Committee which writes the Building Code for Masonry Structures. 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 for the 2016 402/602 code. He is 2nd vice chair for the next code cycle, which will develop the 2022 TMS 402/602 provisions. He is an author, reviewer and major contributor to the Masonry Designer’s Guide, TMS Responds, and TMS Journal.

John M. Hochwalt SE, PE, Associate and Director of Engineering for the Seattle Structural Group of KPFF Consulting Engineers. His work has included the design of new facilities, renovations, seismic retrofits, cladding design and preservation of historic structures. Mr. Hochwalt is the co-author of the Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook and the Design Guide for Structural Brick Veneer. He teaches review courses on masonry design for both SEAW and NCSEA. He is also active in code development for the masonry industry; for the 2022 code cycle he is a voting member of the TMS 402/602 Main Committee and Chair of the Seismic and Limit States Design Subcommittee. He is an author, reviewer and major contributor to the Masonry Designer’s Guide and TMS Responds.


March 12
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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