Wednesday, September 18, 2019

10:30 am – 11:00 am Check-in & Seating
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Stone Anchoring Detailing and Design
12:00 pm –   1:00 pm Movement Joints, Structural Edition


BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


While the seminar is free, registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Friday, September 13, 2019. 


Stone Anchoring Detailing and Design

This presentation focuses on anchoring large-scale stone and is generally applicable to both natural quarried/cut stone and cast stone.  Design considerations to be discussed include stone size and shape, and the impact of the backup system on anchor capacity and overall movement of the stone.  Available design information from codes and standards, published industry technical guides, and the presenter’s own experience incorporating FEA software analysis will also be discussed.involved.

Movement Joints, Structural Edition

This presentation addresses the movement characteristics of vertical masonry wall systems, and compares the differences between architectural veneer and structural reinforced masonry.  Focus is on best practice for design and construction of expansion and control joints to accommodate and/or restrict masonry material movement.


Scott W. Walkowicz, PE, NCEES
Walkowicz Consulting Engineers

Scott Walkowicz, PE is the owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, Lansing, Michigan and is a former Owner and Structural Department Manager with a multi-discipline firm. The 2018 TMS Haller Award winner for enhancing design practice, he currently consults with other engineers as well as architects, contractors and owners on behalf of the Michigan Masonry Coalition, and other regional Coalitions, and does specialty structural design and investigative work. Scott is a recognized expert in structural masonry engineering and investigation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Clemson University as well as a B.S. degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Scott is a Past President of The Masonry Society (TMS) and a member of the Main Committee, as well as the Design and the Reinforcement and Connectors Subcommittees for the TMS 402/602 Committee (formerly the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC)) where he participates in revisions to the structural masonry code. He is registered in multiple states and has analyzed and designed buildings across the country and overseas including many with unusual or creative uses of structural masonry.

Sam Rubenzer
FORSE Consulting
Structural Engineer, Owner

Sam is a structural engineer with +20 years of experience and expertise. He is the owner of FORSE Consulting. In his own words, “I started FORSE in Jan 2010 with the goal of enhancing other structural engineers design capabilities and assisting them with their current projects by using my expertise with an assortment of structural engineering software tools. Since that time, I've worked with structural engineers across the country completing a wide variety of project designs in wood, masonry, steel, and concrete with more than 10 different software programs.”


Architects, Engineers, Construction Managers, Owners, Facility Managers, Developers, BAC Signatory Contractors and BAC Members


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or

Continuing Education

Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 2 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.