2 January 2018 — The Masonry Society will host a webinar entitled “An Overview of the Role of Masonry in Sustainable Design and LEED v4” on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The webinar is part of the society’s 2017-2018 series presented on the second Thursday of each month from October through May.
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1–2 p.m. Eastern, The Masonry Society (TMS) will host the webinar entitled “Exterior Masonry Walls and Energy Code Compliance.” This is the second in the 2017–2018 series of TMS-sponsored webinars, held on the second Thursday of each month from October through May.
Dörken Systems Inc., a North-American manufacturer of air and moisture barriers, has launched the DELTA® Academy, a host of education programs for building professionals who strive to build to a higher standard. DELTA Academy gives building professionals, such as architects, specifiers and contractors, access to relevant and timely information addressing new research findings and industry standards, curated and presented by the industry’s key thought leaders. DELTA Academy is easy to access, convenient and simple to use.
Strength design was added to the TMS 402 Building Code for Masonry Structures in 2002. However, most masonry is still designed by the Allowable Stress Design method. Strength design generally results in more efficient designs than with Allowable Stress Design. This webinar will review the design assumptions for strength design, and look at the design of beams, bearing walls and shear walls using strength design. Practical design methods and tips will be provided for each member type, and examples will illustrate the design process. The results of each design will be compared to allowable stress design. This webinar will provide the engineer with the tools necessary to begin using strength design for masonry, and realizing the benefits it can offer.
July 28, 2017 — The National Institute of Building Sciences Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) will host the sixth webinar in its 2017 series sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The series is intended to highlight the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) 2015 NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for Buildings and Other Structures, and its supporting materials, FEMA P-1051 Design Examples and FEMA P-1052 Training Materials. The free webinar, “Seismic Design of Masonry with the 2015 NEHRP Provisions,” will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT).
Maxwell Systems, Inc., a leading provider of construction software solutions, announced registration is open for construction business professionals to attend its free live webinar, “Managing in the Moment: Mobile Technology Drives Project Accuracy, Productivity, and Profit,” hosted in partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors.