Innovations in Perforated Masonry Screen Wall Design

Wednesday, November 6, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

Designers are using masonry in unique ways including the use of masonry screens walls as architectural features in building design. Ever wondered how to support these unique masonry walls from a structural engineering perspective? We’ll offer insights into structural design considerations, encompassing wind load criteria and innovative strategies. Join us as we showcase perforated wall designs, that provide inspiration and insight.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate structural design considerations for masonry screen walls.
  • Evaluate how to calculate proper wind loads on perforated masonry screen walls.
  • Understand the environmental impact of efficient masonry design.
  • Explore case study projects and evaluate the approaches they took in designing perforated walls.
  • Apply masonry design principles to analyze and detail perforated walls.

About the Speaker

brian e. 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. 

Scott w. walkowicz, pe, ftms, ncees
principal, walkowicz consulting engineers

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Scott Walkowicz, PE, is the owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, Lansing, Michigan and is a former Partner and Structural Department Manager with a multidiscipline firm. He currently conducts structural engineering and investigative work with an emphasis on masonry as structure and envelope. He also consults with other engineers as well as architects, contractors and owners on behalf of regional Masonry Coalitions. Scott holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Clemson University as well as a B.S. degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.

Scott is now serving as the Chairperson of the TMS 402/602 (Masonry Code/Specification) Committee where he and his team will lead revisions to the structural masonry code. He is a Fellow Member, and Past President, of The Masonry Society and won the 2018 TMS Haller Award for enhancing masonry design practice.

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