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Masonry Institute of Iowa

PO Box 393
Johnston, IA 50131

Phone: 515-252-0637



MII MASONRY SEMINAR

DATE: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Time:  Check-in/Registration at Oldcastle APG - 8:15 - 8:45am
Programming - 8:45am - 4:15pm


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PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

Programming at Oldcastle APG (formerly Rhino Materials)
- 8:45 - 10:30am: Hands-on Masonry Demo - Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3 IA
- 10:45 - 11:30am: Oldcastle APG Block Plant Tour

Programming at Raccoon River Nature Lodge
- System Selection: Masonry Works with All Structural Systems with Brady Golinski, PE, FORSE Consulting
- Structural Brick Curtain Walls with Steven Judd, PE, CBS, Interstate Brick
- Case Studies - Inspiring Civic Pride Through Masonry Innovation with Eric Pros, AIA

ADDRESS
Oldcastle APG (formerly Rhino Materials)
480 S 16th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Raccoon River Nature Lodge
2500 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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

Early Bird Pricing - on/before Friday, March 15
MII Member - $45 first registration; $40 for additional
Non-member Architects/Engineers - $65 per registration

Pricing after March 15
MII Member - $65 first registration - $60 for additional
Non-member Architects/Engineers- $85 per registration

DETAILED SCHEDLE

8:15- 8:45am: Registration and Continental Breakfast at Oldcastle APG

8:45 - 10:30am: Hands on Masonry Demo with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 3
1.5 hours of AIA/HSW Credit

Grab a 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 and to show how quality craftsmenship leads to durable masonry construction.

10:30 - 10:45am - BREAK

10:45- 11:30am
Oldcastle APG  Block Plant Tour
1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit
Tour will be led by Architectural Products, Inc.

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.

11:30am - 12:30pm - LUNCH

12:30 - 2:00pm
System Selection: Masonry Works with All Structural Systems
Presented by Brady Golinski, PE, FORSE Consulting
1.5 hours of AIA/HSW Credit

In this session, we will discuss the different factors for selecting materials, explore all material options, review masonry material options in depth, and discuss combining masonry with other materials.

2:00 - 3:00pm
Structural Brick Curtain Walls
Presented by Steven Judd, PE, CBS, Interstate Brick
1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit

Learn the concept, design, application, construction and properties of curtain walls built with structural brick. Gain knowledge about moisture and thermal analysis concepts of different structural brick curtain walls and their impact on the energy requirements of the building.  You will see examples of buildings that achieved low life cycle, energy, and maintenance costs by using this long-lasting, flexible and environmentally friendly wall system.

3:00 - 3:15pm - BREAK

3:15 - 4:15pm
Case Studies - Inspiring Civic Pride Through Masonry Innovation
Presented by Eric Pros, AIA
1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit

Experience a glimpse into a series of civic projects as case studies into the various ways that masonry can implemented in new and exciting ways to create public engagement. A sense of civic pride is evoked by paying tribute to local iconography or referencing masterpieces from antiquity through a contemporary lens.  Utilizing readily available, standardized materials in innovative applications makes design accessible for public projects with limited financial resources and time constraints.  Beyond the aesthetic value that masonry offers, these facilities also leverage masonry’s structural resiliency, low maintenance and efficient functionality to provide their communities enhanced safety and security.  Innovation is also required when considering masonry’s structural design capacities in atypical applications.  

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SPONSORSHIPS
Click here for information regarding sponsorships for the 2024 MII Annual Meeting & Masonry Seminar.

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