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Masonry Institute of Iowa

PO Box 393
Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: 515-209-7250

Date: Tuesday, March 28
Location: Plant Tour - King's Material, 650 12th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404  
CE Programming - Art & Environment Center (Lowe Park),4500 N 10th St, Marion 52302  

Programming Times:
8:30 - 9:30am: King's Material Block Plant Tour
10:00am - 12:15pm: Programming
12:15 - 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45 - 3:30pm: Programming

Architects & Engineers will earn up to 5.5 hours of professional development credit for attending!

Click here to register online.
Brochure - click here to download
Speaker bios - coming soon!

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Registration includes lunch, two breaks, breakfast and all materials to earn up to 5.5 hours of professional development.

Early Bird Pricing - on/before Friday, March 23
MII Member - $45 first registration; $40 for additional | Non-member Architects/Engineers - $60 per registration

Pricing after March 24
MII Member - $60 first registration; $50 for additional | Non-member Architects/Engineers- $80 per registration


King's Material Plant Tour
Participants will learn first-hand through instruction and observing the manufacturing process how concrete masonry and hardscape units are made. Additionally, because of the highly specialized process and equipment used in their manufacture, concrete masonry units are structurally sound and sustainable construction products.

Case Studies in Masonry
presented by the Masonry Institute of St. Louis
Representatives from the Masonry Institute of St. Louis will present on their Masonry Structural Coalition. The purpose of the coalition is to assist to properly designing masonry structures that are cost effective, durable and safe for its occupants. Their services include design assistance as well as current market pricing analysis.  This presentation will include case studies showing how masonry can be a cost-effective choice for structural building design.

Integrating Masonry & Roofing – Avoiding Condensation and Leakage Problems
Norbert Krogstad, WJE Associates

Most moisture problems within building envelopes typically occur due to rainwater leakage or condensation associated with breaches in the air barrier, water resistive barrier, vapor retarder, and insulation control layers. Roof to wall interface conditions are one of the most difficult and frequently overlooked contributors to such problems. In general, envelope systems today are lighter, tighter, and better insulated that their predecessors because of energy codes, construction costs, and operating costs. As a result, these new wall systems are often less forgiving than the lesser insulated of the past. This is because older systems, such as masonry mass wall systems, had greater heat transfer and therefore greater drying potential and could often store small amounts of moisture without damage. Therefore, understanding proper integration of control layers at such interfaces is more important than ever. This presentation will review details to maintain the integrity of these control layers at roof to wall interface conditions.

Engineering- Cathleen Jacinto, PE - FORSE CONSULTING
Structural Clay Masonry
The presentation will cover clay masonry strength considerations, movement joints, and constructibility considerations for practical masonry detailing and specification. 

How to Design Efficient Masonry Buildings
: Review case studies showcasing structurally effective and efficient masonry design. These case studies, involving real construction projects, cover a variety of building types. We’ll compare several different structural systems and their impacts to cost and schedule. Using higher compressive strength values and software analysis, structural masonry walls can be designed to be more efficient.

Architecture - Pat Conway,AIA -  International Masonry Institute
What Non-Engineers Need to Know About Structural Masonry 
This seminar is for designers and contractors who would like to be more knowledgeable about typical and not-so-typical structural masonry applications and delivery methods.  Attendees will learn about structural masonry system options, loadbearing and non-loadbearing applications, masonry lintels, and lessons-learned from the field.

Single Wythe Masonry Wall Design
Learn strategies for efficient and economical single-wythe masonry walls to control budget, moisture, movement, and thermal issues. Discover the pros and cons of face-sealed, barrier, and drainage design strategies and how to get single-wythe walls to pass energy codes.

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

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