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Maximizing Masonry's Efficiency: Strength Design

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This presentation will discuss the strength design provisions included in the TMS 402 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures. Specifically, this presentation will cover minimum prescriptive reinforcement requirements for structures constructed in Seismic Design Categories A, B, and C. For exterior walls resisting wind or seismic loads, the most economical wall assembly often incorporates nominal reinforcement spaced at the widest possible spacing.

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  • Philippe Ledent, P.E., S.E.

    Philippe Ledent, P.E., S.E. is the Executive Director of the Masonry Institute of Michigan (MIM) and an adjunct professor at Lawence Technological University where he teaches structural masonry design, and he previously taught at the University of Toledo. Prior to joining the MIM, he managed the structural engineering department at Bergmann Associates in Lansing, MI and worked as a senior structural engineer at Fishbeck. He is the secretary of the TMS 402/602-28 main committee and an at-large member of the TMS Board of Directors. He is a voting member on ASTM Committees C12 (mortars and grouts for unit masonry) and C15 (manufactured masonry units).

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June 27, 2024
Thu 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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