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Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Design

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In structural engineering, a shear wall is a vertical element that resists lateral forces, typically from wind and seismic loads. Perforated shear walls are simply shear walls with openings in them. In this session, you’ll learn about the design of perforated masonry shear walls. See how finite element analysis (FEA) software solutions can generate efficient structural masonry wall designs. Get inspired by a series of case studies that use FEA software to design masonry shear walls.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.
Please note: This webinar is part of the Seismic Design Series and is not included in the NCSEA Webinar Subscription.


  • Sam Rubenzer, P.E., S.E.

    Sam has over 25 years of experience in structural engineering. Early in his career, he worked as a structural engineer, working on a wide variety of structures including several years designing load-bearing masonry retail stores in several states. Sam also spent 5 years at RAM International and Bentley Systems providing training to structural engineers on how to use RAM programs, and all other structural design tools. Sam started FORSE Consulting in January of 2010 were he continues to assist other structural engineers with designs on a variety of projects, building types. Sam has also been the structural engineering consultant to the Wisconsin Structural Masonry Coalition since 2010. Sam has been a speaker at several national structural engineering conferences on the use of software programs for our industry. One of the topics Sam has focused on is structural masonry analysis and design. Sam has a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Sam is a licensed structural engineer (SE) in the state of Illinois and a professional engineer (PE) in many other states.

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February 29, 2024
Thu 12:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 30M

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