Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by: FORSE Consulting

Explore key factors for selecting masonry materials on a project and learn about structural material options. We’ll examine how masonry is integrated with other structural systems to create a successful assembly. You’ll have the chance to see different system selections and their cost and schedule impacts on building projects.








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Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how structural masonry integrates with other structural systems.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various structural building systems.
  • Explore how the properties of masonry materials move relative to other building materials.
  • Discover how masonry shaft walls can help transfer structural loads with concrete, steel, and wood framing systems.

About the Speaker

Mike Manor, PE, MLSE
Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Over the course of his career, Mike has amassed a wide background across the gamut of structural engineering in the realm of building design, including big box retail, residential podium mid-rise, schools, office buildings, and many more. Having worked with all of the major building materials, he understands how masonry works as the primary material on a project and how it can interact well with other materials. Through his current work at FORSE, he educates and assists contractors, engineers, and architects on the cost-effectiveness of masonry through software modeling and project design review. Combining all of these experiences over the past 17 years, Mike enjoys presenting to audiences sharing practical design concepts to convey good engineering practice.


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