Register for IMI's upcoming Storm Shelter & Brick Durability Webinars


Webinar Series



Tornado Shelter Design

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Tornado shelter design can be a complicated life-safety design issue. Most schools and critical facilities located in the 250-mph wind zone map must contain a storm shelter meeting the ICC 500 requirements. This presentation addresses lessons learned, new code requirements, and guidance outlined in FEMA P-361. Gain a better understanding of how masonry can be used to provide safe, resilient, and cost-effective storm shelter design solutions.

Presented by:
Tom Elliott
Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI




Brick: Designing for Durability

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

Brick has been used as a building material for thousands of years and is known for its durability and resilience. Contemporary designers are using brick in new and unique ways – whether below grade or on nearly horizontal building features – that, if not properly specified, can create the potential for increased weathering. In this webinar, learn how to properly detail elements like foundation walls and window sills to prevent moisture accumulation.

Presented by:
Brian E. Trimble, P.E., CDT, LEED AP, FASTM
Director of Industry Development and Technical Services, IMI



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Tile Testing 101: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Products are Tested for Quality and Performance - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

The tile industry prides itself on its stringent standards for product quality and performance. Ceramic tile and related installation material suppliers, specifiers, and users rely on laboratory testing to evaluate conformance with industry standards and ensure that the right products are being used in the correct applications. This session provides a glimpse into TCNA’s Product Performance Testing Laboratory, including an in-depth look at the tests that are most heavily relied upon by the industry.

Historic Terra Cotta Restoration: Guidelines and Details - 1 LU/HSW

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

This program provides an introduction to terra cotta as an architectural cladding material, its manufacturing, overview of its performance, and methods of installation & repair. Terra cotta, as an architectural material in the United States, was used profusely from the late nineteen century until the 1950's as a durable and decorative material and continues to be chosen as a unique solution for creative cladding solutions. Terra cotta is a high-performance material, however when failure does occur it is generally associated with original detailing, poor building maintenance, and reaction to secondary materials in the wall assembly. Specific information will be provided on repair materials and techniques that are suitable for terra cotta buildings and their various construction types.

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