Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | 12-1 P.M. Eastern Time

Join us as we discuss the principles of seismic masonry design for structural and architectural components in a building. You’ll learn various strategies for an efficient structure, including planning and layout for masonry elements. We'll also discuss masonry design and construction per building codes and standard industry practices that enhance occupant safety. You'll leave with practical information about the resiliency of masonry structures and their critical role in safeguarding people and communities during seismic events.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the behavior of masonry structures during earthquakes and the placement of structural elements for efficient building design, materials, their interaction, and response during earthquakes.
  • Identify building codes, standards, and specifications pertaining to the seismic design of masonry structures.
  • Explain prescriptive requirements for different seismic zones, including material selection, reinforcing, and detailing to aid ductile behavior during earthquakes.
  • Discuss the resiliency of masonry structures in seismic events.

About the Speaker

Sunup Mathew, SE, LEEP AP
Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI 

Sunup Mathew

Sunup is a licensed structural eEngineer (UT), and a LEED™ accredited professional who has 20 years of experience in the design of structures using masonry, steel and concrete.

Sunup has been an active participant in The Masonry Society (TMS), Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards (MACS), and C 12 and C 15 committees of ASTM.  He has co-authored structural engineering papers in TMS, American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) publications. He actively participated in the editing and drafting of several sections in Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures (TMS 402 and TMS 602), Masonry Designers Guide (MDG) and standards under the jurisdiction of C 12 and C 15 ASTM committees.

Sunup holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kerala University in India.

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