This first session in the 6-part Masonry 101 course will introduce masonry to the attendees, reviewing basic terminology, acronyms, properties, benefits, and uses of masonry. Essential references that help with the understanding, design and use of masonry will be noted to provide a basis and a source for future learning on masonry.
- Identify the terminology associated with masonry systems.
- Identify the acronyms associated with masonry systems.
- Describe the performance attributes of masonry
- List the key masonry masonry codes, standards and resource
About the Presenter
W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM,FASTM, Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville.
Dr. Mark McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with more than 33 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems. He is a recognized expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. Dr. McGinley has won numerous awards in masonry research and standards development, and leads technical committees in both the Masonry Design standard organization and ASTM. Within The Masonry Society (TMS) he currently serves as Vice President, an Executive Committee member, a member of the Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Design Subcommittee of TMS 402/602.