Summer Webinar Schedule
Tuesday, June 25 | 12:00noon - 1:00pm CST
Evaluation and Repair of Historic Masonry Facades
Presenter: Edward Gerns, WJE
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Prior to the restoration of any historic masonry facade, condition assessments and material evaluations are necessary steps to ensure appropriate repair scopes and procedures are established. The information obtained during facade assessments is intended to guide the repair process; however, not all evaluations are equal in terms of quantity and quality of data. This multi-part presentation will educate participants on the importance of facade assessments for establishing a baseline understanding of facade conditions and components. The presentation will delve into development of an assessment methodology that can be tailored to the needs of an individual building or client, including a discussion on assessment scale and the effects on resulting repair design development. Typical masonry repairs will also be discussed and selected case studies will be presented to illustrate different evaluation, assessment, and repair approaches.
Thursday, July 18 | 12:00noon - 1:00pm CST
Modern Masonry Fire
Presenter: Jack Sykes
PROGRAM 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. Also discussed will be masonry’s architectural options to meet pleasing contemporary design standards.
Wednesday, August 14 | 12:00noon - 1:00pm CST
Insulated Next Generation Concrete Masonry
8Presenter: Kevin Cavanaugh
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Architects, mechanical engineers and some building officials frequently misinterpret one critical sentence that first appeared in the 2003 IECC; thus, they incorrectly conclude that energy code compliance mandates continuous insulation (“ci”) and fail to grasp the concept of continuous thermal mass. COMCheck® is used by most architects in most states to demonstrate energy code compliance for most commercial building designs. Building designs too often fail to pass COMCheck because architects fail to override the software’s very conservative embedded default values. Two changes to ASTM C-90 adopted in 2011 and 2014 respectively enable concrete block producers to offer “Next Generation” CMU that can be installed faster using less steel rebar while providing for more energy efficient masonry buildings.
Tuesday, August 27 | 12noon - 1:00pm CST
Flashing and Moisture Control
Presenter: Pat Conway
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Seminar devoted to flashing system options and proper management strategies for moisture control. This seminar will explain where to locate flashing, pros and cons of flashing materials, the two purposes of a weep vent, and details for base-of-wall, top-of-wall and everything in between.