Structural Fundamentals:
Masonry Seismic Design

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time

This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of seismic masonry design. You’ll learn about strategies for efficient structural and architectural masonry design. We’ll discuss planning and layout for masonry elements, masonry design, and construction per building codes and industry practices. Join us as we explore the resiliency of masonry structures and their role in safeguarding people and communities during seismic events.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify building codes, standards, and specifications pertaining to the seismic design of masonry structures.
  • Analyze masonry structures during seismic events to understand the key factors contributing to their resilience.
  • Discover the placement of structural elements for efficient building design, materials, their interaction, and response during earthquakes.
  • Explain prescriptive requirements for different seismic zones, including material selection, reinforcing, and detailing.

About the Speaker

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Director Of Industry Development And Technical Services, imi

Sunup Mathew

Sunup 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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