Monday, May 15, 2017

3:00-5:00 pm Structural Masonry For Non-Engineers with Q/A
5:00-7:00 pm Reception/Mixer 


Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011


While the seminar is free, registration (on the right) is required.
Deadline to register is May 11, 2017.
Space is limited, please register early


Structural Masonry for Non-Engineers
This seminar is for designers, contractors and building owners who would like to be more knowledgeable about typical and not-so-typical structural masonry applications. You will learn basic structural masonry concepts, current structural masonry design methods, review case studies, explore myths and gain a better understanding of structural masonry attributes and how engineers tend to think about masonry. This seminar presents overall concepts of structural masonry to be used in the conceptual phase of a project. If you desire to use tall thin wall profiles or produce economical and aesthetically pleasing masonry designs for your next project, then this is a good seminar for you. At a minimum we will teach you how to spot a masonry design that may be over-designed or where the masonry is being under-utilized. You will also learn how to potentially save money by using structural masonry in foundations, load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls, shear walls, perforated shear walls, shaft walls and fire walls.


Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE, MBA
Forse Consulting – Structural Engineering
Sam Rubenzer, a structural engineer and principal of FORSE Consulting, has specific expertise in structural masonry design and a unique talent for adapting the latest finite element software tools to get the most out of masonry assemblies and systems.

On October 8, 2016, Sam received the 2016 Paul Haller Structural Design Award. Sam was selected for his outstanding contributions to Structural Masonry Design and Education. He is also a noted software consultant and expert especially on masonry structural analysis and design using FEM, STAAD, & RAM.


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

Thank You

For more information contact Maria Viteri at (301) 291-2124 or

Continuing Education 

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