INNOVATIONS IN MASONRY DESIGN
M-Day is a full day of learning. Earn 5-6 continuing education credits while learning what is up and coming in the masonry industry.
(5-6 AIA CEUS/Act 54 Pending)
Mark your calendar for September 19, 2018.
M-Day 2018 will be at St. Mary's Cultural Center in Livonia.
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8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 9:50 "Masonry IQ," Tom Cuneio
9:50 - 10:20 Break and table viewing
10:20 - 10:40 "Project Benefits of Masonry Shafts," Phil Ledent
10:40 - 12:00 "Meeting the Energy Code," Jason Thompson
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch and table viewing
1:30 - 2:50 "Direct Design," Russ Peterson
2:50 - 3:20 Break and table viewing
3:20 - 3:40 "Value Engineering Masonry," Scott Walkowicz
3:40 - 4:00 "Temporary Masonry Bracing - What Designers Need to Know," Todd Dailey
Speakers & Presentations
|Masonry iQ (new Revit plug-in)
Models are increasingly becoming the primary medium for design and documentation in commercial construction. From the earliest conceptual stage to detailed coordination in the field, models are improving traditional work flows. Increasingly complex systems can now be modeled which has opened the door for masonry to be supported in both design and construction models. This program will present an overview of how 3D computer models are being applied to produce better masonry designs and improve construction efficiency. Case studies in coordination using unit based masonry models with rebar will be featured as well as the latest in point cloud models and clash detection. We will also demonstrate a new plugin for Revit that supports custom bond patterns with accurate modular layout and automatic section generation. We will finish with a look toward the future of where these solutions are heading.
Tom Cuneio has been developing computer modeling solutions for masonry since 2004. His companies, CAD BLOX LLC and 3DiQ Inc. provide leading edge solutions for BIM in both construction and design. He is actively developing software and methods to help the masonry industry capitalize on the benefits of BIM technology. He is an honors graduate of the Mechanical and Aerospace program from the University of Missouri. Email Tom | 719.232.5570
|Project Benefits of Masonry Shafts
Philippe Ledent will be presenting on case studies involving mid and high-rise construction relating to the use of concrete masonry unit (CMU) walls for stair and elevator shafts. Cost and schedule implications, as well as structural system performance will be discussed. Philippe will also discuss the effects of this decision on overall structural stability and lateral force resistance.
Phileppe Ledent, PE, SE is a licensed structural engineer with over 7 years of experience in the industrial, commercial, and retail sectors. Philippe leads the structural engineering team in the Midwest region for Bergmann Associates, which includes offices in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Toledo. He is a voting member on the Structural Members and Design subcommittees for The Masonry Society, and he is contracted through the Michigan Structural Masonry Coalition to serve as a resource for masonry design in Michigan.
|Meeting the Energy Code
This presentation will focus on the different concrete masonry units that can be used to design single wythe walls for energy compliance. In addition, the prescriptive requirements in the current energy code for masonry walls in climate Zone 5 will be discussed.
Jason Thompson is the Vice President of Engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. His duties and responsibilities include overseeing the technical activities of the association including research and development, design, construction, and testing standards development, design resources and tools, and creating and delivering seminars and lectures covering these subjects.
Jason Thompson is the Vice President of Engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. His duties and responsibilities include overseeing the technical activities of the association including research and development, design, construction, and testing standards development, design resources and tools, and creating and delivering seminars and lectures covering these subjects. Jason is also active in the development of building codes and standards for masonry structures and systems where he represents NCMA and the masonry industry through the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards.
Prior to joining NCMA, Jason worked at a private engineering consulting firm in Washington State. Upon completing his graduate studies in 1997, Jason began his career with NCMA in the laboratory as the Association’s Research Engineer. Since that time Jason has served in several evolving capacities within NCMA focusing on the structural performance of concrete masonry, research and development, codes and standards, to his current role as Vice President of Engineering.
Jason has served in several leadership and executive capacities in various forums including: Chair of the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards, Executive Committee of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, Technical Activities Committee and Board of Directors for The Masonry Society, technical advisor to the Code Resource Support Committee, and the Technical Coordinating Committee of the International Code Council.
|Direct Design (accelerated masonry building design)
This session will overview the Direct Design concept, focusing largely on the Direct Design Software package. Demonstrations of modeling and design will be conducted for sample structures, along with an overview of the Revit-to-DDS module that will allow information interchange with Autodesk Revit.
Russ Peterson, MSCE, is an engineer, software developer and active member of The Masonry Society (TMS). He has been developing structural software for over 20 years, including Direct Design Software and other masonry design software. He has participated in the development of the last several editions of The Masonry Designer’s Guide as well as various other TMS design guides and publications. His company, Ensoltech, has been working with the BIM-M initiative on the advancement of masonry modeling technology. He holds M.S. and B.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. Email Russ.
|Value Engineering Masonry
A brief presentation looking at key concepts that optimize masonry’s value to projects and can lead to cost savings. The focus will be on archetypes that best respond to masonry’s strengths. Specific illustrative projects and concept designs will be shared.
Scott Walkowicz, PE is the owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, Lansing, Michigan and is a former Principal with a multi-discipline firm. He currently consults with other engineers as well as architects, contractors and owners on behalf of the Michigan Masonry Coalition, the Indiana/Kentucky and New Jersey Structural Masonry Coalitions and does specialty structural design and investigative work. Scott is a recognized expert in structural masonry engineering and investigation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Clemson University as well as a B.S. degree in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University.
Scott is a Past President of The Masonry Society (TMS) and a member of the Main Committee, as well as the Design and the Reinforcement and Connectors Subcommittees for the TMS 402/602 Committee (formerly the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC)) where he participates in revisions to the structural masonry code. He is registered in multiple states and has analyzed and designed buildings across the country and overseas including many with unusual or creative uses of structural masonry.
|Temporary Masonry Bracing - What Designers Need to Know
This presentation will give an introduction to temporary wall bracing safety standards. It will also discuss overview of temporary bracing methods and capabilities, internal bracing: Improved safety and lower wall costs, and the designer’s role in temporary wall bracing.
Todd Dailey is President of Dailey Engineering Inc. located in the Irish Hills area of Michigan. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1982 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Before starting his own consulting firm in 1993, he was employed by Bechtel Power Corporation and Dow Chemical.
He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states, and has over thirty-five years’ experience in structural engineering and building design. Todd served as an Adjunct Professor for the Civil Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University teaching masonry structural design.
Todd is a voting member of the TMS 402/602 committee, has been an active member of the Masonry Institute of Michigan (MIM), and is chairman of the MIM’s Generic Wall Design Committee.