This session of Masonry 101 will cover types of reinforcement used in masonry, including bars, joint reinforcement, anchors and ties. Each type of reinforcement will be explored, and the use in masonry will be identified. The basic placement requirements and protection requirements will be covered.
- Explore which types of basic reinforcement are appropriate for masonry
- Identify various types of masonry connectors
- Summarize basic placement requirements for reinforcement, ties, and anchors
- Summarize protection requirements for reinforcement, ties, and anchors
About the Presenter
Richard M. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E., FTMS, Professor at the University of Tennessee
Dr. Richard Bennett is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He served as the Chair of the 2016 TMS 402/602 Committee. 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 has been awarded with TMS Journal Paper Awards and an 11th North American Masonry Conference Outstanding Paper Award.