About the Presenter
Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM, Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville. Dr. McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with more than 25 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems. He joined the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville from North Carolina A & T State University where he was Chair of the Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Department. He received his PhD, MSc and BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta and is also a registered professional engineer. Mark is a recognized expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. His research has included basic research on the structural performance of masonry walls, water penetration experiments on envelopes and the building envelope performance of brick veneer and steel stud wall systems. Over 130 publications have resulted from his research efforts.