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Northern Illinois Masonry Seminar Series - Rockford, Illinois
Tue, Jun 6, 2017, 11:30 AM – Wed, Oct 25, 2017, 1:00 PM
June 6, 2017
Fluid-Applied Air, Vapor, and Water-resistive Barriers – Function and Specification
Presented by TBD, TBD
Two of the many factors modern building designs must take into account are the need to minimize energy consumption and prevent moisture damage. Air barriers contribute significantly to both objectives. As a result, air barriers are required in an increasing number of state building codes, are a de facto LEED requirement, and are required by the GSA and Army Corps of Engineers.
Growing acceptance of fluid-applied air barriers has resulted in a steadily increasing number of air barrier products. In addition, performance requirements placed on air barriers have become much more stringent, particularly with respect to fire performance. This presentation outlines industry accepted performance tests that can be used to create a non-proprietary, performance-based fluid-applied air barrier specification. Methods of assuring high quality air barrier installation and performance will also be discussed.
October 25, 2017
What Architects Need to Know (But Don’t) About Structural Masonry
Presented by Sam Rubenzer, SE, of FORSE
Masonry Notes for Structural Drawings will be discussed, such as how and why to specify each element of structural masonry (specifically for block strength, mortar type and grout strength). The discussion will also include comments about general notes and common errors.
The masonry prototypes portion of the seminar will include partition wall design, and relevant details. Common masonry tall walls will be discussed including school gymnasiums, as well as, flexible corridor walls.
During the masonry details series portion of the seminar general 2D and 3D structural masonry details will be evaluated, such as how and when to use the details, the limitations of each detail and common “typical” masonry detail errors.
11:30 – Noon Check-In
Noon – 1:00 Seminar & Lunch
This program meets state of Illinois and AIA/CES requirements for continuing education, and qualifies for 1.0 Learning Unit.