Foundation Design with Concrete Masonry

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Masonry has been a choice for foundation walls for many decades. Designing and constructing foundation walls with masonry effectively addresses both budget and schedule constraints for a wide variety of projects. Join us as we delve into the benefits of opting for CMU in foundation design. We’ll explore strategies to optimize the design, saving time, material, and cost.


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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify when it’s beneficial to use masonry foundation walls.
  • Illustrate design parameters for foundation walls including strategies for masonry.
  • Explore how cost-effective masonry foundations can be optimized for efficiency.
  • Review masonry foundation wall details and best practices.

About the Speaker

Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting


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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