Masonry Facade Inspection Webinar

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Masonry Facade Inspections
Best Practices and Tips, December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST 
Masonry façade inspections are critical to maintaining building enclosure performance and integrity. A façade that is not inspected and maintained can lead to expensive repairs, or more importantly, to life-threatening unsafe conditions. Discover the best practices in masonry façade inspections from Pamela Jergenson, CCS, CCCA, BECxP, CxA+BE, Senior Building Enclosure Consultant at Inspec and Michael Schuller, PE, FTMS, President of Atkinson-Noland & Associates Consulting Engineers. They will discuss The Masonry Society’s Guideline for Masonry Façade Condition Assessment,and give examples of how to conduct a façade inspection on an existing building with photos of actual conditions in the field. Learn about how to incorporate investigative techniques into a façade inspection to help guide your diagnosis of façade distress and obtain critical information for designing repairs.
Rational Design of Masonry Veneers and
Shelf Angle Supports
January 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST 
Chapter 12 of the TMS 402 2016 includes provisions for the design of anchored and adhered masonry veneer. Although the vast majority of anchored masonry veneer systems are designed using the prescriptive provisions within this standard, veneers in high wind zones, high seismic zones, or constructed with large distances between the backing walls and the veneer cannot be designed using these prescriptive provisions. In addition, the prescriptive provisions do not often provide the most cost-effective solutions for the rehabilitation and retrofit of masonry veneers. The TMS 402 does have provisions for alternative rational design provisions for masonry veneers. Mark McGinley, Ph.D, PE, FTMS, Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research at the University of Louisville will explain these provisions and present a method for the rational veneer wall system design. He will also describe a method for the design of the vertical shelf angle support of the walls systems.
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