Tips for Detailing Masonry Assemblies:
Lessons Learned From IMI’s Drawing Reviews

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Presented by: IMI

Over the years, IMI has conducted thousands of masonry assembly drawing and specification reviews for architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, and mason contractors. Learn from our findings to help you assemble construction documents that lead to more functional, durable, constructible, aesthetically pleasing, and economical masonry details. We’ll review typical and reoccurring masonry detailing mistakes and give you tips for coordinating masonry drawing, specifications, and reviews. Finally, see how comprehensive construction documents help facilitate a successful project by supporting contractors in creating more inclusive bids and minimizing or eliminating requests for information (RFI’s) and changes during construction. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what to expect on your next masonry project.
 Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how masonry drawings and specifications are coordinated.
  • Discover the process for conducting masonry reviews.
  • Review typical and reoccurring masonry detailing mistakes in construction documents during architectural and engineering reviews.
  • Learn how to create comprehensive masonry details and specifications.

About the Speaker

Jeff Diqui

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services 

Jeff Diqui (2)Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering with a major in structural engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering University.

He has experience in the design and construction industry dating back to the early ‘90’s of which has been focused on the building enclosure, including assessment and investigations related to moisture intrusion and structural-related issues, building condition assessments, repair/rehabilitation designs, and construction observations. Jeff has been a frequent lecturer nationally to architects, engineers, specifiers, building enclosure consultants, contractors, code officials and university students on subject matter pertaining to the importance of maintaining continuity of water, air, vapor and thermal controls of the enclosure and the ever-important interface detail. Previously, Jeff held a position where he had involvement with international projects in regions including Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Central-South America that exposed him to different design and construction practices.

Jeff remains active in the building science community through involvement in various technical committees and organizations and is a regular attendee or speaker at conferences and symposiums

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