The Future of Masonry Lives Here

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 12-1 p.m. Eastern Time
1 LU/HSW

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) community is constantly seeking high-quality content to incorporate into their Revit models. HIVE, a cloud-based content management system, offers a seamless solution for ensuring content accessibility and discoverability among all project participants, even when working remotely. Within HIVE, IMI's Masonry Content Library boasts a wealth of top-tier masonry resources. This repository encompasses individual masonry units, virtual mockups, and valuable masonry information links. Utilizing this tool will empower you to effectively convey constructible masonry designs to essential stakeholders and skilled craftworkers.

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 Image by Mark Swanson

 Learning Objectives:

  • 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 SwansonMark 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.

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