The Future is You
Thank you to the 100+ attendees!
M-Day is a full day of learning. Attendee earned 5-6 continuing education credits while learning what was up and coming in the masonry industry.
M-Day 2019 was held at St. Mary's Cultural Center in Livonia on September 25, 2019.
Photos from M-Day 2019
7:30am - 8:15am Registration and table viewing
8:15am - 8:30am Introduction
8:30am - 9:45am "Masonry IQ," Tom Cuneio
9:45am - 10:15am Break and table viewing
10:15am - 11:30am "Direct Design," Russ Peterson
11:30am - 1:00pm Lunch and table viewing
1:00pm - 2:15pm "Movement Control," Brian Trimble
2:15pm - 2:45pm Break and table viewing
2:45pm - 4:00pm "Energy," Kevin Cavanaugh
Tom Cuneio - Masonry iQ
Masonry iQ Design, now available, is a smart new Revit plug-in that studies modularity, properly bond corners, see cuts at openings, create masonry patterns, generate sweeps and draws/details vertical and horizontal masonry sections.
Russ Peterson - Direct Design
Direct Design, now available, is an accelerated masonry building design software, which is both economical and very fast. As far as input, you have to put in all the masonry walls and openings. The ultimate wind speed, mapped ground snow load, and mapped seismic spectral accelerations will be based on the zip code entered for the building location being design. One of the most exciting and useful outputs is the wall elevations with all the steel reinforcement shown, size and spacing.
Brian Trimble - Movement Control
Movement joints are constructed within masonry to accommodate predicted volume changes of the masonry materials as well as relative movement between masonry and adjacent materials. Masonry movement joints may be described as one of three types: expansion joints, contraction or control joints, and isolation joints. Expansion joints (EJs) are used to accommodate volume expansion of clay masonry. Control joints (CJs) are used to accommodate volume shrinkage of concrete masonry, including cast stone. Isolation joints (IJs) are designed and constructed to permit differential movement between masonry and adjacent materials, such as windows, doors, and non-masonry façade cladding materials.
Kevin Cavanaugh - Energy
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 ASTMC-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.