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Masonry Institute of Iowa

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



2020 Masonry Seminar
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Johnson Co. Fairgrounds & Terry Trueblood Lodge
Iowa City, IA


Click here to download the registration form.
Click here to download the program booklet.

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PRICING

Registration includes continental breakfast, two breaks, lunch and up to 6 hours of HSW learning credits.

Early Bird Pricing - on/before Tuesday, March 5

  • MII Member - $45 first registration; $40 for additional
  • Non-member Architects/Engineers - $60 per registration
  • General Contractors - $20 per registration

Pricing after March 5

  • MII Member - $60 first registration; $50 for additional
  • Non-member Architects/Engineers- $75 per registration
  • General Contractors - $25 per registration


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:00 - 8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast at Building C, Johnson Co. Fairgrounds

8:30 - 9:30am
Bricklaying 101
Speaker: Masonry Institute of Iowa
1 hour LU/HSW

Pick up the trowel and try your hand at laying brick. Learn firsthand how basic masonry materials come together to form durable and safe building components. Instructors will be on hand to assist attendees with a basic introduction on bricklaying. In groups, attendees will build a small wall project out of brick.

9:30 - 10:30am
Assembly of a Masonry Wall
Speaker: Seedorff Masonry, Inc, Mason Contractor
Location: Building C, Johnson Co. Fairgrounds
1 hour LU/HSW

This presentation provides a refresher on masonry wall assemblies. A variety of wall mock-ups will be used to show attendees a properly designed, and built, masonry wall. Common design elements will be discussed along with what to look for when inspecting a masonry wall on the jobsite. This is a great show and tell session.

10:30 - 11:00am - BREAK

11:00am - 12:00noon
Manufactured Stone Veneer Overview
Speaker: Nick Lang, PE
National Concrete Masonry Association
Location: Terry Trueblood Lodge
1 hour LU/HSW

This presentation reviews the key components of adhered manufactured stone veneer (MSV) systems, minimum building code requirements and ASTM standards governing manufactured stone and its installation, and industry recommendations addressing gaps not covered by existing building code requirements.

++ The purpose of this program is help educate the design community on proper design and installation methods for thin veneer systems. When installed per industry standards, there will not be significant time or cost savings and improper installation can lead to system failure, which can add additional costs over the life cycle of the structure.

12:00noon - 12:30pm LUNCH

12:30 - 1:30pm
Case Studies in Masonry
Speaker: Mark Guetzko
Seedorf Masonry, Inc.
Location: Terry Trueblood Lodge
1 hour LU/HSW 

In this program, attendees will examine several projects where the mason contractor was an essential part of the construction team. First case study will explore the process from the artist’s concept through design and construction of Kerry James Marshall’s “A Monumental Journey”. The program will also examine the design-build process of the 12-story Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall as well as several other innovative masonry projects where the mason contractor contributed in the process to create a sustainable masonry structure.

1:30 - 1:45pm - Afternoon Break

1:45- 3:45pm - ARCHITECTURE TRACT
Masonry Wall Flashing & Moisture Control
Speaker: Pat Conway, AIA
International Masonry Institute
Location: Terry Trueblood Lodge
2 hour LU/HSW

This course presents insight to best practices for the design, detailing, and construction of moisture management systems, with an emphasis on continuity of flashing with water/air control layers. Wall systems addressed will be masonry cavity walls, masonry single-wythe walls, and site walls. Key details discussed will include: base-of-wall, window sill, window head, shelf angles, roof-to-wall interface, and top-of-wall.

1:45 - 2:45pm- ENGINEERING TRACT

Quality Assurance and Inspection of Concrete Masonry Construction
Speaker: Nick Lang, PE
National Concrete Masonry Association
Location: Terry Trueblood Lodge
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.

2:45 - 3:45pm - ENGINEERING TRACT
Fire Safety with Concrete Masonry
Speaker: Nick Lang, PE
National Concrete Masonry Association
Location: Terry Trueblood Lodge
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.


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6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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