You're Invited: Lintels for Masonry Walls


You're Invited: Lintels for Masonry Walls

New Call-to-actionWednesday, May 16, 2018

BAC Training Center
5420 International Parkway
New Hope, MN 55428


11:30 am – 11:55 pm Check-in & Seating
11:55 am – 1:00 pm Seminar & Lunch

*The program will be presented by FORSE Consulting and provides 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit and 1 PDH for engineers. 

There is no charge to attend this event, registration is required. 
Space is limited, please register by Wednesday, May 9, 2018.           


Lintels for Masonry Walls

Presenter:Sam Rubenzer
FORSE Consulting

Masonry lintel design is a critical part of an efficient structural masonry solution. The design of masonry lintels can add significant capacity to the structural design and add robustness to the wall that contractors and owners will welcome for crack prevention. In many cases in the past we have made assumptions to simplify the analysis of masonry lintels that has been a detriment to the architectural, and engineering design. Today we have software tools to analyze complex integrated masonry lintels, and therefore engineers should be utilizing those tools for masonry wall and lintel design. We will be demonstrating the construction of several different types of masonry lintels. Engineers, architects, and contractors can see firsthand how different design problems are being solved with masonry lintels.

Learning Objectives:
• Build knowledge on fundamental features of lintels for masonry walls
• Acquire insights on the behavior and load distribution of lintels and masonry walls with openings
• Discover the advantages of modeling masonry walls with finite elements, what we will gain
• Comprehend practical design tips to achieve high performance masonry lintels

While this seminar will be geared towards engineers, anyone interested in masonry is also welcome to join.


For more information contact Mark Swanson at (612) 332-2214 or


Continuing_EducationThis program meets AIA/CES criteria for 1 LU/HSW learning units, which will be reported directly to AIA.