Practical Detailing of Structural Concrete Masonry Design - 1 LU/HSW

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Presented by: FORSE Consulting

Gain insight into concrete masonry strength considerations and constructability for practical masonry detailing. We’ll review masonry assembly components, including CMU, mortar, grout, and reinforcement. Learn best practices for movement joint locations, software available for masonry design, and new topics in structural concrete masonry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight on the basics of structural masonry wall design.
  • Build knowledge about strength design and allowable stress design practices.
  • Discuss the use of simple software packages to create the most effective structural masonry system.
  • Understand how to apply basic and advanced principles of structural masonry.


About the Speaker

Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE

Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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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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