Upcoming Webinars: Historic Masonry, Tile, & Movement Joints

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Methods and Methodology for Cleaning Historic Masonry - 1 LU/HSW


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST


Learn the rationale and methodology for cleaning both interior and exterior historic masonry surfaces. Cleaning can be the first type of repair measure performed on a new masonry structure to remove any construction residue. It can also be performed as part of a maintenance program or restoration project. In each of these instances, the masonry can be susceptible to damage caused by an improper selection of materials or methods. Understanding how to approach and develop a proper testing program is the first step in determining which technique will clean the building while promoting long-term performance. In this webinar, get an introduction to current cleaning systems and their general performance and applications. Specific attention will be paid to chemical, micro-abrasive, laser and latex systems.

Masonry Movement Joints - 1 LU/HSW


Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST


Get an understanding of the movement characteristics of various types of masonry, including how to successfully accommodate those movements to create a crack-free building. It analyzes the different sources of building movement including a material’s temperature changes, moisture changes, and deflection of building elements. It looks at industry guidelines for location, spacing, and width of movement joints. It examines how to handle both vertical and horizontal movements including the detailing of flashing and other elements that may be required. And finally, get an understanding of building code requirements for showing movement joints on the construction drawings.

Critical Points for Tile Design and Installation - 1 LU/HSW


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST


Learn about the most critical elements of a successful tile project, from preliminary design through the finished installation. Applying the evaluation criteria of the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) to real projects and case studies, this program examines the critical requirements of ACT’s specialty areas of large format tile, membranes, mud floors and walls, shower receptors, gauged porcelain tile, and grouts. In addition to construction photos, this program uses pre-constructed physical mockups of complex tile assemblies to illustrate proper design and construction methods of critical conditions.

Terra Cotta Construction & Restoration - 1 LU/HSW


Tuesday, June 9, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST


Architectural Terra Cotta began as features within (brick) masonry facade assemblies and evolved into full building clad systems. Get an overview of general terra cotta facade construction and how the wall system functions in this webinar. Learn about characteristics of the material, along with its pathological tendencies. The material properties and its construction contribute to both its success and beauty as well as its vulnerability to damage. Understanding the material and its vulnerabilities helps in developing appropriate repair and restoration solutions. The presentation will provide an overview of appropriate solutions for in-situ repairs, supplemental anchorage, replacement units, improved water management, and treatment of corroded steel. Craftworkers that are trained and educated in terra cotta masonry restoration are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic terra cotta masonry projects.


These programs meets AIA/CES criteria for 1.0 LU/HSW learning unit, which will be reported directly to AIA.

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