Tuesday, April 4 2017

8:00 am –   8:30 am Reg./Continental Breakfast
8:30 am –   9:30 am Air Barriers
9:30 am –   9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 10:45 am Masonry Movement Joints


The Pagoda
98 Duryea Drive
Reading, PA 19602


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, March 31, 2017.  


Air Barriers
Air barrier systems for exterior walls are gaining acceptance in codes and popularity in the construction market. Properly installed air barriers on masonry walls can significantly reduce building energy consumption and moisture related problems due to condensation. This session will outline the differences between an air barrier, vapor barrier and water-resistive barrier.

Masonry Movement Joints
This presentation addresses the movement characteristics of vertical masonry wall systems. Focus is on best practice for design and construction of expansion and control joints to accommodate and/or restrict masonry material movement. It does not address sealant or backer rod selection. 


Maria A. Viteri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 
The International Masonry Institute
Director of Sustainability and Program Development 

Maria has over twenty years combined architectural design, construction administration and marketing experience within the construction industry.  Her architectural experience is health care focused and includes responsibilities as Project Manager and Owner’s Representative.  Ms. Viteri leads IMI’s Green Strategy and has made various presentations on design, energy efficient masonry construction, education, and material understanding.  Maria is involved with contractor business development and architectural education, including leading IMI’s Masonry Camp program.  She has authored IMI’s Sustainable Masonry Certification Program and is an instructor for IMI’s Contractor College and Instructor Certification Program.  She maintains architectural registration in the state of Pennsylvania. Maria holds a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University, Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Public & International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.


Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Construction Managers, Owners, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors, BAC Members, and all Industry-Related Firms

Thank You

For more information contact Maria Viteri at (301) 291-2106 or


aia_continuing_ed.gifThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 2 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.