Program Descriptions

Are you interested in learning more about Masonry ? Do you need CEU credits?

MC&MCA is  proud to be registered with the AIA to provide the Continuing Education for Architects and Engineers to stay current and fulfill their licensure requirements.

We offer a variety of AIA and HSW approved Program Presentations. Each presentation is about 50 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A.

The Programs are available to architects, designers, owners, developers, general contractors and school districts in an effort to promote masonry construction in Minnesota.  If you are interested in seeing one of these presentations, please contact our Marketing Director: 

Elena Peltsman, AIA CID NCARB  

elenapeltsman@comcast.net 

612.747.8932 

 

AFFORDABLE MASONRY (download flyer) - (Lunch and Learn Program + 1 HSW)

Review how masonry "does more with less" making it the most sustainable wall system available.

  • Demonstrate the lifecycle affordability of masonry
  • Learn how architects can reduce "first costs" of masonry construction
  • Discuss how masonry can be built most affordably with input from the local masonry construction industry

 


WHAT ARCHITECTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MASONRY RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION  (download flyer (Lunch and Learn Program + 1 HSW)

The focus of this program is on the sustainable benefits of restoring, preserving and repurposing existing masonry structures. 

  • Recognize the historical, economical and cultural value of saving and maintain existing buildings
  • Review design opportunities for restoration, rehabilitation, repurposing and other sustainable masonry practices
  • Understand the critical role of the Investigative Phase to assure successful outcomes
  • Unique look at restoration case studies to identify the cause and practical solutions
  • Outline preservation maintenance required for new building to last for 100 years. 

CMU FOR SINGLE & MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION (download flyer)

This program focuses on the health, safety and welfare benefits of masonry design in low- to high-occupancy residential masonry construction.

  • Recognize the occupant health, safey and welfare advantages of CMU masonry in residential construction
  • Identify the environmental benefits of CMU masonry when used for residential construction
  • Understand the short and long term economic benefits of CMU masonry for residential construction
  • See how CMU responds to multiple design parameters in low to high occupancy residential construction

ENERGY & COST SAVING MASONRY (download flyer)

The proven value of masonry construction is now more evident than ever as energy costs and energy conservation requirements continue to rise. It is known that the cost of heating, cooling and maintaining a building over its life cycle is often a primary cost to an owner. This program examines new energy conservation requirements and how masonry provides current and future cost savings for owners including school, cities, and businesses.

  • Providing short and long term construction value
  • Reducing operating costs for owners
  • Meeting current and future energy conservation requirements
  • Developing advanced cost saving materials and methods

MASONRY CAVITY WALLS, INSIDE AND OUT (download flyer)

The focus of this program is on the sustainable benefits of "total masonry" wall construction along with a life-cycle analysis of masonry materials and a review of the importance of proper design, specification and installation of each of the components of a masonry cavity wall.

  • Recognize the advantage of "total masonry" cavity walls with CMU backup
  • Understand the elements of a well functioning cavity wall
  • Review cavity wall benefits for moisture, air and thermal control
  • See how masonry veneer materials respond to multiple design parameters

MASONRY RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION (download flyer)

The focus of this program is on the sustainable benefits of restoring and preserving existing masonry infrastructure.

  • Recognize the value of saving and maintaining the heritage and quality of that which is already built
  • Review design opportunities for restoration, rehabilitation, repurposing and other sustainable masonry practices correctly identify the cause and solutions to masonry material, and assembly issues that are addressed in the restoration process
  • Outline preservation maintenance required for new buildings to become 100-year (plus) masonry buildings

TRICKS WITH BRICKS AND OTHER MASONRY MARVELS (download flyer)

  • Discover examples of the creative use of unit masonry throughout time around the world, and how those ideas are still valid here and now
  • Examine the work of architecture students in masonry workshops in Australia, China, India and at the University of Minnesota as they explore becoming "Master Craftsmen"
  • Investigate some of the infinite varieties of ways to assemble modular clay and CMU masonry components
  • Focus on innovative materials and techniques for masonry construction that will continue its acknowledged place as the world's longest lasting construction material

Program Registration

If you are interested in seeing one of these presentations, please contact: 
Elena Peltsman, AIA CID NCARB
elenapeltsman@comcast.net 
612.747.8932