Virtual Masonry Educators’ Workshop – June 21-23, 2022

A virtual Masonry Educators’ Workshop (MEW) has been scheduled from June 21-23, 2022. The (MEW) provides educators with the resources and background needed to effectively teach masonry, especially at the college and university level.

As a workshop participant, you will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and industry leaders about the newest ideas in masonry education, design, and research. The workshop will include virtual  tours of both clay masonry and concrete masonry manufacturing plants and, hopefully, a virtual construction site visit. Attendees will have the opportunity through numerous round table sessions to get to know one another better, learn from each other, and virtually meet a number of helpful contacts. Attendees will also receive a wealth of valuable information.

Who should attend?

The workshop is targeted towards educators at North American colleges and universities who teach or will be teaching masonry in architecture, engineering, and construction management. While those teaching actual masonry construction, or those outside of North America may find value in some topics, the focus will be teaching masonry design, detailing, construction, and maintenance/repair to undergraduate and graduate students preparing to be architects, architectural engineers, civil/structural engineers and construction managers using primarily U.S. based codes and standards. New faculty will find the workshop of value as they plan and prepare to teach masonry, and existing faculty will learn updates to codes, standards, materials, and practices that their students should be aware of.

Presentation Schedule

The MEW will be presented by masonry experts and faculty from throughout the United States. Topics and speakers are listed below, and additional information and speaker bios can be accessed clicking the links below. Continuing Education and Learning Units (LU) are provided for most sessions. Some also qualify for HSW credit.

June 21, 2022, 12:30 – 5:30 pm ET

  • Masonry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Brian Trimble, International Masonry Institute
  • Why Teach Masonry? and Incorporating Masonry into the Curriculum
    • Session 1: Architectural Session – Patrick Rand, North Carolina State University
    • Session 2: Engineering Session – Ece Erdogmus, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Masonry Materials, Resources and Opportunities, Panel Discussion with Virtual Brick and Block Plant Tours

June 22, 2022, 12:30 – 5:15 pm ET

  • Masonry Design Concurrent Sessions
    • Session 1: Masonry Design and Detailing from an Architect’s Perspective – Patrick Rand, North Carolina State University
    • Session 2: Overview of Masonry Codes – Richard M. Bennett, University of Tennessee
  • Moving Masonry Design to Construction – Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry Inc.
  • Masonry Assemblages & Performance Attributes – Mark McGinley, University of Louisville
  • Discussion on Performance Attributes, BIM, Sustainability Resilience, and Other Topics of Interest, Panel Discussion

June 23, 2022, 12:30 – 3:30 pm ET

  • Innovative Approaches to Masonry Education & Moderated Discussion on Virtual Education, and Current Classroom/Educational Challenges – Patrick Rand, NCSU, and Ece Erdogmus, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • What Students Should Know About Historic Masonry – Craig Bennett, Bennett Preservation Eng. PC

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This workshop follows more than 25 similar Masonry Educators’ Workshops and University Professors’ Masonry Workshops started in 1988 and is hosted by The Masonry Society (TMS) with the financial sponsorship of the NCMA Education and Research Foundation, Western States Clay Products Association (WSCPA), International Masonry Institute (IMI), Brick Industry Association (BIA), Mason Contractors Association of American (MCAA) and with the support of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and many state, local, and regional masonry promotion groups.


and with the support of the Portland Cement Association