Structural Fundamentals:
Masonry Notes, Details, & Prototypes

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

In structural masonry, each element plays an important role in the overall performance of the wall system. By understanding the "why" behind each element, you can make informed decisions about the design and specification of your masonry walls. Join us as we explore various components of a structural masonry wall system. We’ll walk you through examples that show how to specify block strength, mortar type, and grout strength. Finally, learn common mistakes and best practices for structural masonry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the components of a structural masonry wall system.
  • Identify factors that affect the strength of a masonry wall system.
  • Analyze general notes in documenting structural masonry in contract documents.
  • Illustrate how and when to apply masonry details in the contract documents.

About the Speaker

brady golinski, PE
Structural Engineer, FORSE Consulting

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Brady Golinski joined FORSE in August of 2013 as a Structural Engineer. He is experienced in a wide range of building materials including steel, cold-formed steel, masonry, concrete, precast concrete, and wood. Project designs include recreation centers, medical office buildings, university buildings, and tenant improvement projects. At FORSE, Brady supports several masonry coalitions by working on numerous masonry projects, writing white papers, and creating and delivering presentations. Brady is based in Denver, Colorado.


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