IMI | Earns LUs/HSW: Join our Webinars this September


Join our upcoming webinars. 

Earn LUs/HSWs from your desk this September.

Masonry Education Sessions

09/01: Facade Repairs on the Magnificent Mile: In South Michigan

09/15: Energy Code Compliance with Concrete Masonry 

09/22: Best Practices for Repointing Masonry

09/29: Resilient Masonry: Storm Shelters


Vendor Spotlight

Plus, check out our vendor series for more ways to learn and earn LUs/HSWs.

09/10: Terrazzo Floor Systems

09/24: Modeling Masonry for Design and Construction


Tile, Marble, Terrazzo Series

Join IMI and the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA) to learn the latest material developments and installation tips from leading manufacturers during our Tile, Marble, Terrazzo series.

09/10: Terrazzo Floor Systems

10/08: Crack Isolation Underlayments for Tile and Stone Flooring

11/05: Grouting for Success


Join Our Team: We're Hiring!

IMI is seeking talented and experienced engineers, architects, construction managers, and construction professionals to serve as Directors of Industry Development in 2 major metropolitan areas. These positions offer the opportunity to make a difference in key projects in your community, while creating good-paying jobs for skilled craftspeople. Check out the descriptions for information on how to apply:


Facade Repairs on the Magnificent Mile: The Restoration of the Michigan Avenue Street Wall - 112 South Michigan and 116 South Michigan

1.0 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 1 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Learn about the process of evaluating and repairing historic masonry buildings and assessing the risk for concealed conditions through a project case study of 112 Michigan Avenue. We'll discuss techniques used to detect potential future distress and methodologies for reacting to multiple unknowns of concealed conditions.

Designed by architects Jenny, Mundie & Jensen and constructed in 1906, 116 South Michigan Avenue building (formally known as the Lakeview Building) is a 17-story steel frame building clad with white glazed terra cotta on the east facade that faces the "Magnificent Mile." The alley facade is clad with terra cotta window heads, mullions, and sills with common brick at the remainder of the facade. You'll leave with an understanding of the unique challenges this project presented, along with successful approaches to masonry facade repairs.

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Ed Gerns

Rachel Will, PE

Associate Principal and Associate Director of Knowledge Sharing, WJE


Ed Gerns, RA

Senior Principal, WJE Chicago

Terrazzo Floor Systems

1.0 LU/HSW

Wednesday, September 10 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Get a look at the 3 basic systems of sand cushion, epoxy, and polyacrylate terrazzo. We'll analyze the components and details of each system, from substrate preparation, primers and membranes, to strips, chips, and binders. We'll also look at performance and cost criteria, as well as design possibilities for each system.

Brad Meyer

Brad Meyer
National Sales Manager, Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.


Energy Code Compliance with Concrete Masonry

1.0 LU/HSW

Wednesday, September 15 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Masonry provides unlimited opportunities for creative designs. Anchored masonry veneer wall systems can be curved, warped, and sloped to create unique wall shapes. You'll be amazed by the quality construction of the two projects highlighted: a clay brick veneer university building and a sandstone veneer lodge building at a major urban park. Extreme masonry veneers are aesthetically pleasing, yet unique design requirements are necessary to ensure the performance, safety, and structural integrity of the wall system. Architects and engineers should be aware of these challenges when planning a project. 

Nicholas Lang

Nicholas Lang, PE
Vice President of Business Development, NCMA


Best Practices for Repointing Masonry

1.0 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Get a detailed look at the moisture management system of a modern anchored stone veneer wall. We’ll analyze the components of the stone cladding, air space, flashing, weeps, air barrier, mortar joints, drainage accessories, and perhaps most critical to a watertight wall, quality installation procedures. See the details and conditions throughout the wall that present unique opportunities for moisture intrusion via bulk water, air infiltration, and vapor diffusion, and how to mitigate moisture at those conditions. You’ll also get a basic look at movement control in a stone veneer wall and acceptable tolerances.


Casey Weisdock

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI

Modeling Masonry for Design and Construction

Wednesday, September 24 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


3DiQ Inc has been advancing its Revit Plugins to support better design and construction. Masonry iQ Design supports custom patterns, realistic photo rendering, control joint layout, an automated section detailing, and more. Masonry iQ Build is now in the market as a beta product with the ability to automate rebar modeling, produce full component IFC models, and function as a state-of-the-art estimating solution for the masonry industry. Developing BIM content for masonry has never been easier with these tools.

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Tom Cuneio, Mechanical Engineer BSMAE
President, 3DiQ Inc.


Resilient Masonry: Storm Shelters

1.0 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 29 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme windstorms pose a threat to public health, safety, and welfare in communities throughout the United States. Storm shelters are critically important to the resiliency of communities at risk, and masonry is a natural choice for the design and construction of such shelters. In this seminar, we’ll review storm shelter design requirements put in place with the adoption of the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) as well as the additional requirements set forth in the 2018 IBC. We’ll also discuss guidance in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms. You’ll walk away with an understanding of critical design criteria for storm shelters and learn from examples of resilient masonry shelters.


Tom Elliott

Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI


International Masonry Institute, 17101 Science Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715, USA