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Masonry Institute of Iowa

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




MII is excited to provide a variety of masonry webinars to watch on-demand and earn AIA credit! How it works:

- select from one of the recorded webinars below and watch the video in its entirety.
- Fill out the form which includes 5 questions that need to be answered from watching the webinar.
- Submit for AIA credit. Credit will be applied to your AIA Account within 10 business days.

Questions? Please call or email Jenny at jirlmeier@masonryinstituteofiowa.org or 515-252-0637.


On-Demand Webinars Available for viewing:

MASONRY 101
presented by Jenny Irlmeier, Masonry Institute of Iowa
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit for watching -- must complete form and quiz after watching.

Description: This program goes back to the basics of masonry including how brick and block are manufactured, the components of a masonry cavity wall and the advantages of building with masonry.

The Essentials of Masonry

presented by Linda Potter, Hohmann & Bernard
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit for watching -- must complete form and quiz after watching.
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Description:  The single largest issue in masonry design is the compatibility concerns of various products and how they must work together to achieve a thermally efficient and water resistant building. This includes air barrier systems, thru-wall flashings, and reinforcing/anchoring systems

IECC Energy Review & Masonry Compliance

presented by Jack Sykes, Oldcastle Building Materials
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW Credit for watching -- must complete form and quiz after watching.

Description: Changes in the Model Energy Code, notably the IECC (International Energy Conservation Code) are creating challenges to masonry wall systems. This presentation reviews exterior envelope R-Value and assembly U-Factor requirements and masonry compliance options.


New Rules for New Construction Cleandown 

presented by Jake Boyer, ProSoCo
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description: An overview of how masonry exteriors have changed since 1949, and the challenges and procedures involved in cleaning them correctly.


Modern Masonry: Fire Protection and Enhanced Performance
presented by Jack Sykes, Oldcastle APG a CRH Company

Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching must complete the form and quiz after viewing.

Description: 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.


Crack Control in Concrete Masonry Walls 
presented by Mark Wilhelms, VP Architectural Sales, Best Block Companies 
Earn 1 Hour AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description: 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).


Achieving Efficient Masonry Design

presented by Sam Rubenzer, FORSE consulting
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description:  In this program, 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.


Masonry Movement Joints

presented by Dan Siteman, IMI
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description:  This program examines the movement characteristics of various types of masonry and discusses how to successfully accommodate those movements resulting in a crack-free building. It analyzes the different sources of building movement including a material’s temperature changes, moisture changes, and deflection of building elements. It looks at industry guidelines for location, spacing, and width of movement joints. It examines how to handle both vertical and horizontal movements including the detailing of flashing and other elements that may be required. And finally, the program examines building code requirements for showing movement joints on the construction drawings.

Common Failures in Masonry - Why They Occur & How to Avoid Them

presented by Norbert Krogstad, WJE
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description:   Masonry is one of the most durable and reliable building cladding systems. However, like any building systems, failures do occur. These failures include moisture deterioration, water leakage, condensation, corrosion of metal accessories, and distress from differential movement. Over the years as these systems have been made lighter and thinner due to weight, construction costs, and operating costs, new issues have developed. Many problems are also related to interface conditions. Therefore, understanding proper design and construction practices and proper integration with other systems is important. This presentation will review masonry wall system failures and provide insight as to why they occur and how they can be avoided through design and construction practices.


Understanding & Specifying Cements for Masonry Mortar and Grout

presented by Jamie Farney, Portland Cement Association
Earn 1 hour of AIA/HSW credit for watching - must complete form and quiz after viewing.

Description:   Masonry construction is popular because it is attractive, sustainable, and resilient, providing resistance to high winds, moisture, and fire, and resulting in energy efficient walls. While there are several new and innovative systems, most masonry construction is still assembled with cement-based mortars and grouts. This program is an introduction to cements included in the key masonry standards for mortar and grout, ASTM C270 and C476. It is intended to help designers understand the options available to them for cements for masonry construction and give them knowledge to specify cement efficiently and effectively.


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6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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