How to Design Structurally Efficient Masonry Buildings - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

Review case studies showcasing structurally effective and efficient masonry design. These case studies, involving real construction projects, cover a variety of building types. We’ll compare several different structural systems and their impacts to cost and schedule. Using higher compressive strength values and software analysis, structural masonry walls can be designed to be more efficient.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify similarities in different structural masonry design approaches.
  • Discover the benefits of using masonry in back up walls and foundation walls.
  • Explore how masonry can contribute structurally using hybrid concrete and steel structures.
  • Investigate creative approaches to common design challenges with prefabricated masonry solutions.


About the Speaker

Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Sam started FORSE in 2010, were he works as a delegated designer for other structural engineers on designs involving steel, concrete, PT concrete, masonry, and wood construction. He often speaks on the topics of software use and best practices in masonry design.

Sam has over 20 years of experience and is a licensed structural engineer (SE) and a professional engineer (PE) in many of the Midwestern states. He has also been a consultant to IMI for the past 10 years.




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