Masonry Analysis & Design with Software - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time)

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

See how Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software can help you solve complex structural designs effectively and efficiently while ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. FEA data allows engineers to design a more efficient wall system that can save material, cost, and time. Efficiently designed masonry wall systems using FEA software improves sustainability and reduces material waste and noise in manufacturing and construction. This eases the burden on our infrastructure and offsets the effects of construction activities on our environment. Modeling and analyzing masonry wall systems produce safer designs, reducing risk for design professionals, contractors, and occupants. You’ll learn about masonry building codes, modeling of masonry elements, supported loading, and the integrity of the results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how efficiently designed masonry wall systems reduce material waste
  • Analyze the results of masonry wall systems designed with Finite Element Analysis
  • Discuss how updated masonry building codes impact masonry wall design
  • Describe the benefits to the project, environment, and people by modeling efficient masonry walls

About the Speaker

Cathleen Jacinto, PE, SE

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Cathleen has 20 years of experience in the design industry as a structural engineer. Cathleen collaborated on a variety of building design projects while at Thornton Tomasetti and T.Y. Lin International in Chicago, Illinois, from small to large-scale project types in healthcare, aviation, commercial, infrastructure, cultural, and steel connection design located in the U.S. and abroad. Since joining FORSE in May 2015, Cathleen provides structural engineering design and modeling services in collaboration with other structural engineering firms and contributes to FORSE’s designs, seminars, and publications. She serves as a technical consultant to the Masonry Advisory Council. One topic Cathleen highlights is structural masonry analysis and design. Cathleen also served as an Adjunct Lecturer for Design of Masonry Structures course at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Cathleen has a Professional Masters in Structural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a licensed Structural Engineer (SE) and Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois.

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