Direct Design Software for Masonry Structures - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Presented by: National Concrete Masonry Association

AIA credits and certificates for this webinar will be issued by the presenting vendor.

The Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (TMS 403-17) substantially reduces design time for concrete masonry construction. NCMA's easy-to-learn direct design software is a great companion to the standard. It can generate complete structural designs or shop drawings simply by inputting the dimensions of the building and openings, greatly simplifying life for the designer and allowing the contractor to explore more cost-effective design solutions. Contractors, architects, engineers, building officials, and anyone engaged in checking or generating a complete, code-compliant structural design of concrete masonry construction won't want to miss this interactive webinar.
 Learning Objectives:
  • Application of the structural design standard, Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402), and the corresponding use of the standard-based software.

  • Proper structural design of concrete masonry construction, reinforcement detailing, and architectural configuration using prescriptively defined design methodology.

  • Code-compliant building layout and detailing using TMS 402 and International Building Code provisions.

  • Understanding of loading requirements and load distribution for wind, seismic, dead, live, and snow loads.


About the Speaker

Jason J. Thompson

Vice President of Engineering, National Concrete Masonry Association

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Jason Thompson is the Vice President of Engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. His duties and responsibilities include overseeing the technical activities of the association including research and development, design, construction, and testing standards development, design resources and tools, and creating and delivering seminars and lectures covering these subjects. Jason is also active in the development of building codes and standards for masonry structures and systems where he represents NCMA and the masonry industry through the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards.

Prior to joining NCMA, Jason worked at a private engineering consulting firm in Washington State. Upon completing his graduate studies in 1997, Jason began his career with NCMA in the laboratory as the Association’s Research Engineer. Since that time Jason has served in several evolving capacities within NCMA focusing on the structural performance of concrete masonry, research and development, codes and standards, to his current role as Vice President of Engineering.

Jason has served in several leadership and executive capacities in various forums including: Chair of the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards, Executive Committee of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, Technical Activities Committee and Board of Directors for The Masonry Society, technical advisor to the Code Resource Support Committee, and the Technical Coordinating Committee of the International Code Council.

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