The Future of Masonry Lives Here
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time
- Describe how new technology influences design decisions and how it can impact building design.
- Identify BIM for masonry (BIM-M) workflows that improve production, quality, safety, and communication with the project team.
- Explore how to plan, design, and construct masonry wall systems to reduce remodeling time as well as material waste on construction sites.
- Review the latest masonry building codes and critical updates in recent versions.
About the Speaker
Mark Swanson, AIA, CSI, LEED AP
North Central Regional Director, IMI
Mark is a licensed architect with decades of experience working for architectural and design/build firms. He has led project teams across several building project types including office buildings, aviation, retail, and multi-family housing. Mark has a passion for empowering the design, engineering, and construction community. He champions technological solutions to assist in the design, detailing, and documentation of masonry in contract documents and building information models.
Throughout his career, Mark has brought innovative solutions that keep masonry content and knowledge at the fingertips of the design and construction community. In addition, he promotes efficient and sustainable masonry strategies to lessen our impact on our environment and infrastructure.
Mark has over 7 years of ACE mentorship involvement, working with public high school students in Maryland and Minnesota. He has run masonry workshops at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and runs a local monthly masonry educational series.