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. A 10th webinar on Basic Plan Reading will be considered in November depending on the interest of attendees.
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.
Each webinar provides 1 hour of AIA continuing education — so those who attend all webinars can gain 9 hours of continuing education credit. 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.