Embracing New Standards: A Comprehensive Guide to Adhered Masonry Veneer Design

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for a comprehensive understanding of the latest adhered masonry veneer design standards and guidelines. As adhered masonry veneer systems have gained popularity in contemporary architectural designs, it is essential to stay up to date with the latest industry standards to ensure safety, performance, and aesthetics. Through in-depth discussions, case studies, and craftworker experiences, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate these standards into your architectural projects.
Adhered Veneer

 Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic principles and terminology of adhered masonry veneer systems, including the materials, construction methods, and key components involved.
  • Explain industry standards and building codes governing adhered masonry veneer systems, including ASTM, TMS, and local building codes.
  • Apply best practices in adhered masonry veneer design to ensure structural integrity, moisture management, and durability while achieving architectural and aesthetic goals.
  • Identify common challenges and failure points in adhered masonry veneer systems and develop strategies to mitigate risks and ensure long-term performance in architectural projects.

About the Speaker

Sunup mathew, se, LEED AP
Director of industry development and technical services, IMI

Sunup MathewSunup is a structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience in masonry, concrete, and steel design. He has expertise in the design of new structures, evaluation and retrofitting of existing structures, and identification and resolution of field construction problems.  

Sunup is an active member of 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. 

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