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Masonry Institute of Iowa

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



MII Spring Seminar Schedule
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Speakers are sponsored by Forrest and Associate, King’s Material and Rhino Material

8:00 - 9:00am - Registration and continental breakfast -sponsored by United Brick, a division of Sioux City Brick

9:00 - 10:00am -
Fire Safety with Concrete Masonry Products
Speaker: Nicholas Lang, PE, National Concrete Masonry Association
1 hour LU/HSW

This course addresses the statistics associated with fires, discusses the balance design of fire resistance for buildings, suppression and detection systems, as well as fire testing procedures and methods for determination of fire resistance ratings for concrete masonry assemblies including code approval calculation methods.

10:00 - 10:15am - Break - sponsored by TCC Materials

10:15 - 11:15am
Masonry and Energy Codes - Effective Compliance Methods
Speaker: Dr. W. Mark McGinley, PE, University of Louisville
1 hour LU/HSW

Achieving energy code compliance is becoming increasingly more difficult using the code prescriptive methods. Whole building analysis is one alternative method that will produce more cost effective designs for exterior masonry assemblies. This presentation provides an overview of energy code provisions, reviews energy studies performed utilizing whole building analysis, and resources available for designers, such as ACI/TMS 122, Guide to Thermal Properties of Concrete and Masonry System.

11:15am - 12:15pm
High Performance Exterior Masonry Wall Design and Detailing for Water Resistance, Thermal Control and Crack Control
Speaker: Dr. W. Mark McGinley, PE, University of Louisville
1 hour LU/HSW

Designing high performing exterior masonry walls requires a basic understanding of the behavior of these systems.  This presentation will discuss this behavior and focus on effective detailing for water/air penetration and thermal resistance, as well as crack prevention and control.

12:15 - 1:00pm - Lunch sponsored by Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 and dessert sponsored by Continental Cement

1:00 - 2:00pm
Quality Assurance and Inspection of Concrete Masonry Construction
Speaker: Nicholas Lang, PE, National Concrete Masonry Association
1 hour LU/HSW

This presentation provides an overview to the inspection and quality assurance requirements associated with concrete masonry construction as required by the 2012 International Building and Residential Codes (IBC and IRC) and TMS 602-11, Specification for Masonry Structures.

2:00 - 2:15 - Break - sponsored by Enloe Enterprise/Construction Tie Products/MortarNet

2:15 - 3:45pm
Save the Wall: Retrofit Re-anchoring of Existing Masonry
and Stone Facades
Speaker: Stephen Getz, BSCE
1 hour LU/HSW

Applying case study events of various existing masonry and stone veneer related issues, the goal of the workshop is to provide the attendee guidelines to recognize masonry and stone veneer instability issues and then to educate them of the various reanchoring technologies. The program concludes with a procedural guideline for masonry repair. The goal is to retain the integrity of the existing masonry facade and avoid tear down and replacement.


Speaker Bios

Nicholas Lang - Nick Lang represents the National Concrete Masonry Association as its Director Business Development.  In this capacity, he manages various projects for the Association, especially in the areas of market communications and technical education. He also provides oversight to the NCMA Research and Development Laboratory, works on a variety of NCMA technical projects, and participates as staff liaison to NCMA task groups and subcommittees.  Mr. Lang previously was the Director of Research and Development for NCMA.  Mr. Lang is a member of ASTM International Technical Committees C09 on concrete and concrete aggregates, C12 on mortars and grouts for unit masonry, and C15 on manufactured masonry units.  He is the subcommittee chairman for C15.03 on Concrete Masonry Units. He is also a member of The Masonry Society and the American Concrete Institute, and is the chair of the joint ACI/TMS Committee 216 on Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Assemblies. Mr. Lang received a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland.


W. Mark McGinley - Dr. McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with an excess of 25 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems.  Prior to joining University of Louisville, he served 20 years at North Carolina A & T State University in the Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Department.   He is an expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. Dr. McGinley's research has included research on the structural performance of masonry walls, water penetration experiments on envelopes and the building envelope performance of brick veneer and steel stud wall systems.  He has also been involved in, multidiscipline efforts on the evaluation of the energy systems of existing buildings and demonstration projects evaluating condensing heat exchangers and thermal mass effects of night time ventilation. He has been a primary author of all seven editions of the Masonry Designers Guide.

Steven Getz - Stephen (Steve) Getz graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in 1973. For over 30 years, he has been a productive figure in the masonry and concrete construction industry. Initially, he was responsible for the development of fasteners and anchors used in concrete and masonry structures at the now ITW Ramset/Redhead Company. Subsequently, Steve worked for Dur-O-Wal, an industry leader in the development of new products for the masonry construction and masonry restoration marketplace. His 17 year tenure exposed him to many applications and the development of new products used with masonry. In 2005, after working with Blok-Lok for 3 years as V-P of Sales and Marketing in the U.S., Steve founded Construction Tie Products (CTP). His focus remains on the development of technology based products and services supporting the masonry and concrete construction and restoration industry. He continues participation in various trade related organizations that strive to develop relevant Standards and Codes aimed at the construction and. preservation of quality masonry structures

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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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