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FREE MCAA Live Webinar Series: Understanding Diagnostic and Quality Assurance Testing for Masonry Walls

There are a variety of standardized tests used to assess masonry during and post construction as well as industry accepted adaptations of testing methods for diagnostic purposes. Understanding the procedures and intent of these tests can often enable to masons to self-perform QA tests in advance of third party testing to help address any issues prior to the implementation of third party testing.

For repair contractors, understanding diagnostic test methods can help with the understanding and evaluation of repair recommendations. For contractors performing mostly new construction work, understanding diagnostic tests can often help develop an understanding of potential failure mechanisms that can be proactively addressed in new construction.

REGISTER for Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Webinar

Contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.

Dozens of FREE webinars available!

The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on demand webinars on topics such as job site safety, new construction technology, increasing profits, and more.

View full webinar schedule | On demand webinars


NCMA Basic Block and Hardscapes Sales School

The very popular NCMA Basic Block and Hardscapes Sales School is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 29-30, 2018 at NCMA headquarters in Herndon, VA.   The class was specifically designed for sales personnel with less than three years’ experience in the concrete masonry and hardscapes industry.

NCMA has worked hard to keep the cost of this outstanding educational opportunity at a very reasonable member price of $575 per student.  The NCMA group hotel rate is $119 per night. We have minimized the length of the students’ out of office time with a very full, but compact schedule.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop newer sales personnel:

  • Increase concrete masonry and hardscapes knowledge base
  • Sharpen communication and sales skill
  • Engage in networking opportunities with peers from around the country
  • Learn about available NCMA resources to solve problems that arise on the job regularly
  • Problem solve real life problems and learn where to find the answers for future questions
  • Interact with the experts on NCMA’s staff and the spend time in the NCMA Laboratory

Don’t miss this opportunity! This is the only scheduled class until November 2019.

Register online today!

Price:  $575 members / $975 non members
Discount available for NCMA members sending 3 or more attendees

See course details and syllabus.

 


FREE Webinar from PCMA: Study of Initial Cost of Construction Multi-Residential Structures

CREDITS: 1 AIA/CES LU HSW for Architects, 1.0 Learning Unit for Engineers & 1.0 MCAA credit for mason contractors.

Certificates will be supplied via email after completion of the course.

COST: FREE

PRESENTER – Walter G. M. Schneider III, Ph.D., P.E., CBO, MCP, CFO

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The seminar will address typical construction types
commonly used in multi-residential construction and their relative performance initially
and over time. An explanation will be made of the construction cost model, which
accurately evaluates the relative initial construction cost of a multi-family building using
different materials. This new study is based on the 2015 IBC using the balanced design
approach. You will receive cost information from December 2016, May 2017 and
September 2017 for three cities Edgewater, NJ –Towson, MD – Dallas, TX. We will also
have cost information for Pittsburgh, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Washington DC as additional local cities studied to date.

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NWCMA Webinar Series - Masonry Materials, Code Overview, Beam Design, Anchor Bolts

The Northwest Concrete Masonry Association is sponsoring a three-part webinar series on reinforced masonry design. It will focus on the requirements of the 2015 IBC and 2013 TMS 402/ACI 530 codes. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry will be covered.

Learn how to use and interpret the building code through masonry building element design examples. Participants can earn continuing education credit.

This is a practical design webinar for practicing engineers.

Webinar dates and topics include:

November 29:    Masonry Materials, Code Overview, Beam Design, Anchor Bolts
December 4:       Column Design, In-Plane Walls, Masonry Veneer
December 6:       Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Constructability, Limit Design

Each session will run from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Webinar Instructors:

Steve Hawk, P.E., S.E., Coffman Engineers, Hood River, OR – November 29th
Ed Huston, P.E., S.E., Smith and Huston Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 4th
John Hochwalt, P.E., S.E., KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 6th
Tom Young, P.E. (AZ, CO), Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, Mill Creek, WA – All Dates

Register for Webinars 

Questions? Please call NWCMA at (425) 697-5298.


NWCMA Webinar Series - Column Design, In-Plane Walls, Masonry Veneer

The Northwest Concrete Masonry Association is sponsoring a three-part webinar series on reinforced masonry design. It will focus on the requirements of the 2015 IBC and 2013 TMS 402/ACI 530 codes. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry will be covered.

Learn how to use and interpret the building code through masonry building element design examples. Participants can earn continuing education credit.

This is a practical design webinar for practicing engineers.

Webinar dates and topics include:

November 29:    Masonry Materials, Code Overview, Beam Design, Anchor Bolts
December 4:       Column Design, In-Plane Walls, Masonry Veneer
December 6:       Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Constructability, Limit Design

Each session will run from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Webinar Instructors:

Steve Hawk, P.E., S.E., Coffman Engineers, Hood River, OR – November 29th
Ed Huston, P.E., S.E., Smith and Huston Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 4th
John Hochwalt, P.E., S.E., KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 6th
Tom Young, P.E. (AZ, CO), Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, Mill Creek, WA – All Dates

Register for Webinars 

Questions? Please call NWCMA at (425) 697-5298.


FREE MCAA Live Webinar Series: Mass Masonry Walls and IECC Compliance

This webinar will address energy code compliance options for masonry walls. With respect to new construction, the various compliance paths will be explained, including a review for the mandatory versus prescriptive requirements. The U-factor alternative and continuous insulation requirements will be clarified. Additionally, the seminar will address retrofits of existing mass masonry walls, which require additional considerations with respect to the durability of the existing materials, especially when insulation and air barrier are installed on the interior of the walls. The need to evaluate masonry assemblies of existing buildings prior to modification is more essential than ever to ensure the benefits of changing the thermal and vapor resistance properties are not outweighed by the risks. A new standard, ASTM E 3069, “Standard Guide for Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Mass Masonry Walls for Changes to the Thermal and Moisture Properties of the Wall,” addresses these considerations for retrofits.

The webinar will discuss the application of the standard and the need for such guidelines based on the changes to the energy codes and offer resources that will improve the overall energy performance of existing mass masonry walls.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the various compliance paths with respect to energy codes and masonry construction, including the differences between mandatory vs prescriptive requirements and minimum insulation versus U-factor alternative.
  2. Understand special concerns and red flags when adding insulation or air barriers to existing masonry construction.
  3. Review the procedures and goals of ASTM E 3069 “Standard Guide for Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Mass Masonry Walls for Changes to the Thermal and Moisture Properties of the Wall.”

REGISTER for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Webinar

Contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.

Dozens of FREE webinars available!

The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on demand webinars on topics such as job site safety, new construction technology, increasing profits, and more.

View full webinar schedule | On demand webinars


2018 MIM Annual Meeting - West

The Future of Masonry

Guest Speaker: Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry (Gainesville, FL)

No/Know

Silica Standard

Grout breaks/mixed designs

Workforce development/shortage of trained skilled labor

Code requirements for mason contractors

 

Cost: $50 per person (Lunch will be provided.)

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION 

MAP TO M-TEC GRAND RAPIDS 

 

For more information and to register click here or contact Michelle at (248) 663-0415.

 


2018 MIM Annual Meeting - East

The Future of Masonry

Guest Speaker: Jerry Painter, Painter Masonry (Gainesville, FL)

No/Know

Silica Standard

Grout breaks/mixed designs

Workforce development/shortage of trained skilled labor

Code requirements for mason contractors

 

Cost: $50 per person (Lunch will be provided.)

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

MAP TO ST. MARYS CULTURAL CENTER

 

For more information and to register click here or contact Michelle at (248) 663-0415.


NWCMA Webinar Series - Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Constructability, Limit Design

The Northwest Concrete Masonry Association is sponsoring a three-part webinar series on reinforced masonry design. It will focus on the requirements of the 2015 IBC and 2013 TMS 402/ACI 530 codes. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry will be covered.

Learn how to use and interpret the building code through masonry building element design examples. Participants can earn continuing education credit.

This is a practical design webinar for practicing engineers.

Webinar dates and topics include:

November 29:    Masonry Materials, Code Overview, Beam Design, Anchor Bolts
December 4:       Column Design, In-Plane Walls, Masonry Veneer
December 6:       Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Constructability, Limit Design

Each session will run from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Webinar Instructors:

Steve Hawk, P.E., S.E., Coffman Engineers, Hood River, OR – November 29th
Ed Huston, P.E., S.E., Smith and Huston Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 4th
John Hochwalt, P.E., S.E., KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA – December 6th
Tom Young, P.E. (AZ, CO), Northwest Concrete Masonry Association, Mill Creek, WA – All Dates

Register for Webinars 

Questions? Please call NWCMA at (425) 697-5298.


Michigan Masonry Coalition Annual Meeting

The Michigan Masonry Coalition would cordially like to invite you to our Annual Michigan Masonry Coalition Meeting December 7, 2018. This is something we have not done in a while and would enjoy the participation of all of our Sponsors, Steering Committee members, and Implementation Committee  members. This will allow our Implementation Committee members the opportunity to give an overview of all the great things the MMC has been doing and have been part of this year. We appreciate all of the support that we have been given this year and are looking forward to another great year in 2019.

 

The Annual Michigan Masonry Coalition Meeting will begin at 10:00am

Agenda:

Opening Greeting

Self-introductions: All

Michigan Report – Maria Alvaro – IMI and Dan Zechmeister – MIM

Engineering Report – Scott Walkowicz and Phil Lendent

Job-Site Quality Assurance– Mariano (Skip) DiGiovani

Open discussion

Lunch at noon

Closing

 

Who can attend:

Please RSVP online with names of people attending so we may have an accurate count for lunch.

 

REGISTER

 

Parking Options:

There will be a parking fee of $1.50 per/hour that can be paid by cash or credit card.


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