Properly Designing Connections to Masonry Walls - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

Connections are critical to structural integrity and require proper design and detailing. Learn about the various types of connections to structural masonry walls. We’ll discuss several different connection scenarios including connections to the face of masonry and connections to hybrid masonry walls. Explore plate design within structural masonry walls to see how utilizing a smaller plate can be more effective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify tension and shear connections within structural masonry walls.
  • Gain knowledge of how bearing plate design impacts the efficiency of a structural masonry wall.
  • Learn how efficiently designed structural masonry walls impact connections.
  • Evaluate the role of dowels and laps in structural masonry walls.


About the Speaker

Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

Sam Rubenzer (003)

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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