Debunking The Myths of Single Wythe Construction - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

There are many myths about designing and constructing single wythe masonry walls. Join us to debunk these myths and examine single wythe masonry wall systems. Get ideas on how you can design efficiently to reduce your project’s cost and carbon footprint. Explore how to specify block strength, mortar, and grout to create an efficient wall system. We’ll give you tips for handling construction issues that commonly arise from a single wythe of masonry. Finally, understand key considerations for water mitigation and energy compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore why single wythe concrete masonry walls are an efficient way to design.
  • Discover how tall you can go with a single wythe wall.
  • Identify single wythe energy code strategies.
  • Investigate CMU wall reinforcement strategies that are essential for proper performance.

About the Speaker

Mike Manor PE, MLSE

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Over the course of his career, Mike has amassed a wide background across the gamut of structural engineering in the realm of building design, including big box retail, residential podium mid-rise, schools, office buildings, and many more. Having worked with all of the major building materials, he understands how masonry works as the primary material on a project and how it can interact well with other materials. Through his current work at FORSE, he educates and assists contractors, engineers, and architects on the cost-effectiveness of masonry through software modeling and project design review. Combining all of these experiences over the past 17 years, Mike enjoys presenting to audiences sharing practical design concepts to convey good engineering practice.

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