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Masonry Institute of Iowa

6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-252-0637

All webinars will be held from 12:00noon - 1:00pm (central time). All programs are an hour in length and offer one-hour of AIA/HSW credit. 

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RECORDING COMING SOON - Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance
Sykes, CSI, CDT, CCPR, LEED GA - Architectural Sales Representative, Oldcastle APG a CRH Company
Continuing Education Facilitator, BIA Brick Specialist
Hour AIA/HSW credit | 12:00 - 1:00PM (CST)

This course will describe masonry’s inherent characteristics and how the material has been improved in order to withstand the threat of damage from fire, moisture, and mold, meeting today’s stringent code requirements and performance standards. Also discussed will be masonry’s architectural options to meet pleasing contemporary design standards.

RECORDING COMING SOON -  Crack Control in Concrete Masonry Walls 
Mark Wilhelms, 
VP Architectural Sales, Best Block Companies 
1 Hour AIA/HSW credit | 12:00 - 1:00PM (CST)

This presentation addresses the proper application of empirical crack control measures into concrete masonry wall systems as presented in NCMA TEK 10-2C. It includes causes of cracking, use of control joints and horizontal reinforcement to minimize cracking, details and banding (mixing courses of clay and concrete masonry).

Thursday, April 8
RECORDING COMING SOON - Achieving Efficient Masonry Design
Cathleen Jacinto, PE, FORSE Consulting (Sam Rubenzer will be speaking on Cathleen's behalf)
1 Hour AIA/HSW credit | 12:00 - 1:00PM (CST)

n this session, we will touch on several areas of best practices for masonry design to achieve an efficient structural masonry system.  We will explore masonry strength considerations and constructibility considerations for practical masonry detailing and specification, highlighting design choices that can significantly impact an overall project budget.  We will also focus on efficient partition walls, flexible masonry corridor walls, and high-performing lintels as well as highlight typical 2D and 3D masonry details for practical usage, limitations, and common errors.  Keys for providing economical and sustainable projects by utilizing masonry that is not over-designed, or under-utilized, will also be discussed.

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Masonry Institute of Iowa
6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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