Special Inspection Webinar – Basic Masonry Construction

$75.00


This webinar session will review the basics of masonry construction so that those observing or accessing that construction are aware of common procedures and practices. Tolerances of units and construction will be reviewed so that those constructing masonry, or judging that construction know whether the resulting work is reasonable and within common tolerances. Movement joints including control joints and expansion joints will also be reviewed as to why they may be needed, what is important to make them function properly, and how they are commonly constructed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use materials that meet project design requirements
  • Understand why material production tolerances and installation tolerances must be compatible
  • Recognize building movement affects performance and how proper control and expansion joints accommodate the movement
  • Understand how construction safety standards improve building structural integrity
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Description

The Masonry Society (TMS) is pleased to offer a series of 9 webinars on special inspection of structural masonry, helpful for anyone who is or plans to become a Structural Masonry Special Inspector, or who is otherwise involved with special inspection and testing of masonry.

Through this series of webinars, speakers will address special inspection duties, masonry materials, construction, and protection items to be observed and verified by special inspections. A number of other topics of interest including testing, introduction to code requirements, and more will also be reviewed. The webinars are excellent preparatory instruction for those planning to the take the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspection Examination.


A comprehensive set of handout materials based on the presentations will be made available to attendees. Attendees are encouraged to have access to the IBC, TMS 402/602, the Reinforced Concrete Masonry Construction Inspector’s Handbook, and ASTM Standards to maximize their learning, especially if they plan to take the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspection examination.

The presentations are targeted toward inspectors and field testing technicians, although mason contractors, materials suppliers, building code officials, engineers, architects, and laboratory personnel will also find the webinars informative.

Attendees will learn about structural masonry code inspection requirements, proper placement of materials, mortar and grout composition, how to determine the compressive strength of masonry, and appropriate severe weather procedures. This comprehensive series is aimed at helping inspectors, testing technicians, engineers, and building officials identify and verify key quality assurance items on the job site.


#TopicPresenterDate
1Introduction to Special Inspection, the 2018 IBC, and TMS 402/602Phillip Samblanet, The Masonry SocietySeptember 5, 2019
2Introduction to Masonry Units (with the prime focus being concrete masonry and clay units)John Chrysler, Masonry Institute of AmericaSeptember 12, 2019
3Reinforcement and ConnectorsPhillip Samblanet, The Masonry SocietySeptember 19, 2019
4Mortar and Mortar MixingJamie Farny, Portland Cement AssociationSeptember 26, 2019
5GroutJamie Farny, Portland Cement AssociationOctober 3, 2019
6Basic Masonry Construction including tolerances and movement jointsJohn Chrysler, Masonry Institute of AmericaOctober 10, 2019
7Reinforcing and GroutingPhillip Samblanet, The Masonry SocietyOctober 17, 2019
8Hot and Cold Weather ConstructionJamie Farny, Portland Cement AssociationOctober 24, 2019
9TestingJohn Chrysler, Masonry Institute of AmericaOctober 31, 2019