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For more information about MIOSHA Training Programs call Consultation Education and Training Services (517) 284-7720.

MIM Board of Trustees Meeting

Structural Masonry Special Inspector Workshop - Southfield

Special Inspection is the monitoring of the materials and workmanship that are critical to the integrity of the building structure.  It is a review of the work of the contractors to assure that the approved plans and specifications are being followed and that relevant codes and ordinances are being observed.

This workshop will prepare you for the Structural Masonry Special Inspector examination by the International Code Council.

For more information contact Michelle or download the flyer.

ICON EXPO 2018 Knowledge Garden Educates Attendees

KNOWLEDGE GARDEN Educates Attendees

ICON EXPO 2018: Machinery & Equipment Show will host 30-minute lightning talks about industry trends and hot topics directly affecting the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry. All talks will take place during ICON EXPO show hours on the show floor Friday, February 9, 2018, and Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Scheduled topics include:

  • Crystalline Silica Regulation & Compliance
  • OSHA Safety Regulations
  • Segmental Retaining Wall Best Practices – Unit Requirements
  • ICPI Foundation Research
  • Concrete Masonry Plant Certification
  • 2015 International Building Code & Making Masonry More Competitive
  • Building Information Modeling – MasonryIQ
  • Direct Design for Masonry Structures
  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Construction Cost Comparison Study
  • Improving Freeze-Thaw Durability of Dry-Cast Concrete Products
  • NCMA Freeze-Thaw Durability Research: Wet-Cast vs Dry-Cast

Speakers for each topic feature an industry expert. Get a complete schedule of topics and descriptions here. (Schedule and topics subject to change.)

ICON EXPO 2018, the only trade show completely dedicated to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry, show hours will be Friday, February 9, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Saturday, February 10, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

ICON EXPO 2018 has something for everyone. Don’t miss the chance to participate. Register today! Visit to see all the ICON EXPO 2018 highlights.

CAM 132nd Annual Meeting/Tradeshow Announcement

The Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will be held at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. This one-day event for industry professionals is sponsored by the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM). The Tradeshow opens at 9:00 a.m. and runs to 4:30 p.m.

Many exhibitors plan to launch new construction-related equipment, tools, and services, allowing you to see, test, and learn about the newest equipment, products, and services available.  CLICK HERE to pre-register and avoid the long lines at registration.  Show attendance is FREE. Attendees registering prior to January 19th will receive their badges in the mail. Those registering after the 19th can pick up their badges at the registration table at the show.

In addition, the CAM 132nd Annual Meeting luncheon will be held inside the Sound Board theater on the day of the Tradeshow. We are pleased to offer one complimentary ticket per CAM member firm; additional tickets are available for $50 each. Be sure to RSVP and join us for Annual Meeting, which will feature Keynote Speaker Mark Chaput, Vice President, American Center for Mobility.  CLICK HERE to view the annual meeting invitation. RSVPs to attend must be received by January 31st. No walk-ins will be accepted.  

The CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards will also take place during the 132nd Annual Meeting. Architects and general contractors whose projects were featured in the October 2017 Special Issue will be receiving a commemorative plaque. CAM Magazine will also be presenting the Project of the Year Award, as voted on by the CAM Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee and online by the readership of CAM Magazine.

And finally, CAMTEC, the Training & Education Center of CAM, will be presenting several seminars during the Tradeshow. They include Planning for the Business Life Cycle, Selling or Transitioning a Business, Recruiting & Retention, and Reviewing Changes in Accounting. CLICK HERE for more class information.

With the Tradeshow, Annual Meeting, and workshops all in one day, this is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Event Manager Ron Riegel at (248) 972-1000.

TMS Webinar on An Overview of the Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4


Sustainable design and green building are ever evolving.  LEED version 4, introduced in late 2013, contains significant changes in the area of Materials and Resources.  Masonry expert, Christine A. Subasic, P.E., LEED A.P., will introduce attendees to sustainable design provide an overview of the LEEDTM v4 Rating System.  She will address LEED v4 credit categories, with particular emphasis on the Materials and Resources credits, and identify how masonry products can contribute to sustainable design and LEED.  She will also discuss the ways sustainable design goes beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.  This presentation will give insight on the environmental building marketplace, as well as cover criteria and considerations used in selecting masonry products for LEED projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the LEED v4 BD+C New Construction Rating System
  2. Understand the changes in the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED v4
  3. Explain sustainable design strategies and LEED strategies that utilize masonry
  4. Identify elements of sustainable design that are not always part of green building rating systems

For more information on the webinar, click here.

Generic Wall Design Committee Meeting

For more information or to receive meeting notices, contact Michelle at (248) 663-0415.

MIM Board of Trustees Meeting

TMS Webinar on Anchor Bolt Design


There were two major changes to the anchor bolt design provisions in the 2016 edition of TMS 402.  One change was to increase the calculated shear crushing strength by 67%.  The other change was to go from a linear interaction equation for combined bending and shear to an elliptical interaction equation.  This webinar will cover the basis for these changes.  In addition to the changes in TMS 402, ASCE 7-16 reduced the required load increase for seismic applications when the anchor bolt failure is not yielding from 2.5 to 2.0.  The webinar will also cover general anchor bolt design in masonry, will provide practical design tips, and show examples of anchor bolt design.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the changes, and the basis for the changes, to anchor bolt design provisions in TMS 402.
  2. Understand the design of anchors bolts in tension.
  3. Understand the design of anchor bolts in shear.
  4. Understand the design of anchor bolts in combined tension and shear.

For more information on the webinar, click here.

TMS Masonry Educators' Workshop

The Masonry Society, with the support of the Masonry Association of Florida, the Florida Concrete and Products Association, the Brick Industry Association, the International Masonry Institute, the National Concrete Masonry Association, the Portland Cement Association, and other organizations, will host a 2018 Masonry Educators’ Workshop  to be held at the University of South Florida in beautiful Tampa, Florida on March 11-13. Dr. Rajan Sen who is a Professor and Jefferson Science Fellow at USF will serve as the workshop host.

The Masonry Educator’s workshop (MEW) was formerly called the University Professors’ Masonry Workshop (UPMW) but was recently renamed to be clear that educators other than university professors are welcome. The Workshop is designed to assist educators with creating or offering masonry courses so that students will be positively exposed to masonry and feel more comfortable with it when used on their projects. Educational sessions on masonry design, detailing and construction will be presented, panel discussions on a number of topics are planned, and a hands-on masonry laying activity will be offered. Additional details on the program will be posted here as they become available later this fall.

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