Strength Design of Reinforcement & Connectors
March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Reinforcement and connectors are essential to ensure a proper load path in masonry buildings. This session of Masonry Night School: Strength Design of Masonry will review basic detailing requirements for reinforcement and connectors, and specific requirements for strength design of masonry. Lap length requirements for reinforcement, and design of anchor bolts will be reviewed.
- Discuss basic detailing requirements for reinforcement and connectors
- Review specific strength design requirements for reinforcement and connectors
- Overview development and lap splice requirements for reinforcement
- Review strength design of anchor bolts
About the Presenter
Richard M. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E., FTMS, Professor at the University of Tennessee, is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He served as the Chair of the 2016 TMS 402/602 Committee and he currently serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the 2022 Committee. He has taught extensively and presented on many topics for The Masonry Society and other groups, sharing insights and findings from his research and trial designs. For his tremendous efforts in leading the Committee, he received TMS’s President’s Award and was made a Fellow of the Society.
Dr. Bennett recently co-authored Strength Design of Masonry for The Masonry Society and has served as a co-author on the popular Masonry Designer’s Guide, TMS Responds, and other publications. His writing and work have been awarded with TMS Journal Paper Awards and an 11th North American Masonry Conference Outstanding Paper Award.