Night School Webinar Series

Masonry Night School sessions provide comprehensive reviews of a variety of masonry topics including strength design of masonry, allowable stress design of masonry, existing masonry, and more. Each webinar provides 1 hour of continuing education and is eligible for AIA Learning Units. Previously recorded webinars are available through the Masonry Education Hub.


Recorded Series


The New TMS 402/602-22: Review of the New Standards and Changes Made

October 19 – November 16, 2022

During this five-part Night School webinar series, masonry experts and Committee leaders will review the new standards TMS 402-22 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and TMS 602 Specification for Masonry Structures and changes made since the 2016 edition. These standards will form the basis for masonry design provisions in the 2024 International Building Code and other model building codes and include some major new provisions that include a new appendix on masonry partition walls reinforced with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement, completely revised anchored and adhered veneer provisions, and enhancements throughout the standards.

Register for all five sessions to receive:
10% discount on registration +
10% discount on a print or electronic copy of TMS 402/602-22

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TMS 402/602-22 Webinar Series Schedule

DateWebinarPresenters
Oct 19 @ 7 pm ETOverview of Changes in TMS 402/602-22 and
Review of the Specification for Masonry Structures
John Chrysler, PE, FTMS
TMS 402/602-22 Committee Chair

Oct 26 @ 7 pm ET

Major Structural Design Changes in TMS 402/602-22
Richard Bennett, PhD, PE, FTMS
University of Tennessee
TMS 402/602-16 Committee Chair
Design Subcommittee Member

Nov 2 @ 7 pm ET

Seismic/Limit States Design per TMS 402/602-22
John Hochwalt, PE, SE, FTMS
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Seismic/Limit Design Subcommittee Chair

Nov 9 @ 7 pm ET

Masonry Veneer Requirement Changes in TMS 402/602-22
Brian Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP, FASTM
International Masonry Institute
Veneer & Glass Block Subcommittee Chair

Nov 16 @ 7 pm ET

Using the New Appendix D on Composite Reinforcement in Masonry
Heather Sustersic, PE
Colby Company Engineering
Reinforcement & Connectors Subcommittee Chair

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry

Originally presented February – March 2022

This 6-session webinar series will introduce Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Presenters will discuss design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The series will conclude with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. Allowable Stress Design of Masonry Night School is an excellent way to learn allowable stress design procedures. Attendees should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101 Night School Series).

Presented by W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM, FTMS, University of Louisville & Scott W. Walkowicz, P.E., Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, LLC

Session 1 – Introduction to Allowable Stress Design of Masonry and Design Methodologies, Presented by W. Mark McGinley
Session 2 – Design of Beams, Presented by Scott W. Walkowicz
Session 3 – Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-of-Plane Loads, Presented by W. Mark McGinley
Session 4 – Wall Design for In-Plane Loads & Seismic Detailing, Presented by Scott W. Walkowicz
Session 5 – Design of Columns and Pilasters & Out of Plane Load Distribution, Presented by W. Mark McGinley
Session 6 – Reinforcement & Connectors, Presented by Scott W. Walkowicz

Continuing Education Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU per session

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Existing Masonry Series – Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures: 1880 to 1945

Originally presented October-December 2021

During these Night School sessions, instructors will discuss the most common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945. Specific sessions will address:

Session 1 – Review of Common Masonry Materials, Presented by Edward Gerns & Rachel Will, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc
Session 2 – Masonry Systems, Presented by Tom Elliott & Brian Trimble, International Masonry Institute
Session 3 – Planning and Conducting a Transitional Masonry Building Investigation, Presented by Peter Babaian, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
Session 4 – Testing and Analysis, Presented by Michael Schuller, Atkinson-Noland & Associates
Session 5 – Rehabilitation Options for Transitional Masonry, Presented by Matthew Farmer, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Session 6 – Implementation of a Rehabilitation Project for Transitional Masonry, Presented by Edward Gerns, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc
Session 7 – Developing a Maintenance Plan for Existing Masonry, Presented by Casey Williams, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

Continuing Education Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU per session

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Strength Design of Masonry

Originally presented February/March 2021

This 6-session course will introduce strength design of masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Design methodology will be reviewed, as will design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The course will conclude with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. This course is an excellent way to learn strength design procedures. Those taking the course should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101).

Presented by John Hochwalt, PE, SE, KPFF Consulting Engineers & Richard M. Bennett, PhD., PE, University of Tennessee

Session 1 – Introduction to Strength Design of Masonry and Design Methodologies, Presented by John Hochwalt
Session 2 – Strength Design of Beams, Presented by Richard M. Bennett
Session 3 – Strength Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-of-Plane Loads, Presented by Richard M. Bennett
Session 4 – Strength Design of Walls for In-Plane Loads & Seismic Detailing, Presented by John Hochwalt
Session 5 – Strength Design of Columns and Pilasters & System Behavior, Presented by John Hochwalt
Session 6 – Strength Design Requirements for Reinforcement & Connectors, Presented by Richard M. Bennett

Non-Members: $420 when purchasing all 6 webinars
TMS Members: $270 when purchasing all 6 webinars

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Masonry 101

Originally presented October/November 2020

TMS began a new Masonry Night School with a 6 session Masonry 101 course, which provides a comprehensive introduction to masonry materials and concepts for those who need a fast-track course, especially new designers and specifiers. See the links below for descriptions and to purchase recordings of each webinar. Handouts are included with each recording. Masonry 101 is intended as a full course to introduce those new to masonry to essential topics in a developing sequence, although attendees may participate in sessions individually if desired.

Session 1 – Introduction to Masonry, Presented by W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM, FTMS, University of Louisville
Session 2 – Introduction to Masonry Units, Presented by Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED AP
Session 3 – Mortar, Presented by Jamie Farny, Director, Building Marketing at the Portland Cement Association
Session 4 – Reinforcement and Anchors, Presented by Richard M. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E., FTMS, University of Tennessee
Session 5 – Grout, Presented by Jamie Farny, Director, Building Marketing at the Portland Cement Association
Session 6 – Masonry Assemblies, Presented by W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FASTM, FTMS, University of Louisville

Non-Members: $375 when purchasing all 6 webinars
TMS Members: $250 when purchasing all 6 webinars

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