Design, Construction and Renovation of Masonry Structures

This online course covers the basics of design and construction of various masonry structures. Special emphasis is given to concrete masonry walls, the most common type of structural masonry used today. The selected masonry provisions of ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and those of the International Building Code are examined and augmented with commentary and must-have practical suggestions. With the basics explained, the instructor illustrates and discusses the design details and construction techniques commonly used for load-bearing, shear-wall, and curtain-wall applications. This course will provide you with the broadest possible overview of practical challenges that commonly arise during masonry renovation projects Step-by- step design examples and reference materials are included.

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Course Outline:

  • Masonry materials
  • Mortar vs. grout
  • Reinforced vs. unreinforced masonry
  • Reinforced masonry construction details
  • CMU walls in steel-framed buildings
  • Design of unreinforced masonry
  • Principles and practices of reinforced masonry design
  • Design of Brick Veneer
  • Design of steel lintels
  • Masonry detail for lateral loads
  • Wind and seismic retrofit of masonry
  • Masonry renovation: Strengthening and repair

Instructor Information: Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE

Course Length: 12 Hours