5 Strategies to Help you Design Structural Masonry Walls -

Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Build upon or expand your current knowledge of structural masonry and bring value to your next project by designing and detailing efficient masonry walls. We’ll investigate masonry codes and use case study examples to illustrate how to achieve high compressive strength, detail recommendations, and creative ideas that you can implement on your next project for a more cost effective, resilient, and schedule friendly masonry solution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate current codes and industry standards

  • Explain what F’m is and why it is important

  • Explore case studies of efficient masonry design

  • Identify available masonry resources

About the Speaker

Mark Swanson, AIA, CSI, LEED BD+C

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI


Mark Swanson, AIA, CSI, LEED AP BD+C, is a Licensed Architect, and LEED Accredited Professional.  As the Minnesota Area Director of the International Masonry Institute, Mark provides technical consultations, plan reviews, jobsite troubleshooting and AIA continuing education seminar presentations to the design community. Working with Revit since 2005, Mark is involved with the National BIM for Masonry workgroup working to raise the bar for Building Information Modeling content for masonry. He has lectured at Georgia Tech’s digital design laboratory and teaches a masonry workshop at the University of Minnesota College of Design’s School of Architecture. 

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