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Continuing Education & Technical Seminars

Successful CMU Design Details

Description Participants will improve their familiarity with and better comprehend the necessity for appropriate design details common to many different types of structures and all critical to successful component and total building design. Codes & standards are part of the presented discussion. Participants are encouraged to pose questions in this open presentation format. Credit Info…

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Architectural Concrete Masonry

Description Decorative concrete masonry units commonly referred to as architectural concrete masonry are evolving as new technological advancements in aggregates, cements, manufacturing techniques and admixtures advance. New textures and colors afford the high-end look of stone and tile at the economy of concrete block units. Participants will better understand how to provide proven and new…

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Two-Hour Noncombustible Construction

Description Participants will be presented information regarding code regulations, design & connection details, system benefits to the owner, occupant and municipality of building multi family housing of 2-hour concrete and masonry. They will be able to compare this system to other materials, determine corresponding benefits and design restraints to better translate an owners intentions into…

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Crack Control for Concrete Masonry Wall Systems

Description Why and how masonry walls undergo movement changes are the focus. Properly accounting for these expected movements will result in satisfactory design expectations. Proper design to accomodate or restrain building movements to prevent unexpected wall cracking will be discussed. Joint locations, types, frequency covered Credit Info 1 (LU Hours) 2 (Quality Level) HSW? Yes Dates & Locations…

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Concrete Masonry Systems For Fire Safety

Description Program discusses the testing and rating procedures for fire rated walls and assemblies. ACI 216 standard for Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry assemblies, UL standards, New York City RS 5-1A, equivalent thickness criteria standards as well as methods to increase fire resistance of walls and steel columns. Exam administered following presentation. Credit Info…

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ASTM Standards for Unit Masonry Construction

Description ASTM designations of C-90, C-55, C-652, C-270, C-1019 among others will be covered. Material properties, finish, appearance, basis for rejection, and installation tolerances will be discussed. Specifying to ASTM is only part of the specification puzzle to insure quality unit masonry construction. Credit Info 1 (LU Hours) 2 (Quality Level) HSW? Yes Dates & Locations Ongoing by…

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Water Management Strategies For Masonry Wall Systems

Description Participants will better understand the dynamic and process of potential water migration in masonry wall systems. Successful design expectations require attention to quality product specifications, proven design details and industry recommendations for successful water management. Reference resources available on complimentary disc to participants. Types of walls discussed such as cavity walls, veneer walls, single…

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