Night School Webinar Series

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

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:

 


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).

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


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., P.E., FASTM, FTMS
  • 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
  • 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., P.E., FASTM, FTMS

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