The ACIA was proud to sponsor the Structural Engineers Association seminar “Design of Masonry Structures” on March 23rd in Birmingham. Sixty five structural engineers attend the program. The full day seminar focused on the new requirements and revised provisions of 2015 IBC Chapter 21 and the referenced masonry material standard TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5.
Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry were covered. Most masonry building elements in the future will be designed per the new code by manual and automated methods. The seminar was instructed by Ed Huston, P.E., S.E., FTMS, principal in the firm of Smith and Huston, Inc., Seattle, Washington.