Structural Fundamentals:
Masonry Lintel Design

Wednesday, December 4, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Masonry lintels are a critical part of structural masonry design. They help to support the load from openings in masonry walls. Join us as we cover differential movement properties, software tools, common design problems, and how to successfully incorporate masonry lintels into your next project.

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 Image by Pat Conway

Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate fundamental features of lintels for structural masonry walls.
  • Identify differential movement properties between steel and concrete masonry units.
  • Explore ways masonry lintels can solve common design problems through practical design strategies.
  • Evaluate the role of masonry lintels in distributing loads and enhancing the building's structure.

About the Speaker

brian trimble, pe, CDT, leed ap
Director Of Industry Development And Technical Services, imi

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Brian is a professional engineer who has worked in the masonry industry for over 30 years, assisting design professionals in the design of masonry structures. He speaks frequently to local, regional, and national construction industry groups.

His career began with a brick manufacturer and he worked for the Brick Industry Association for over 20 years. For the International Masonry Institute he coordinates activities in the Western PA and Western NY areas. In addition to owners, contractors, architects, engineers, and craftspeople, he promotes masonry to a wide range of audiences. 

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