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All of the following programs are now offered either virtually or as in-person lunches in your office. Each one-hour presentation is free of charge and offers 1.0 AIA LU or AIA LU-HSW continuing education credit.

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Program CMD 215 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Concrete Masonry Construction

  • Identify cost-effective construction details and practices for masonry commercial projects.
  • Apply construction knowledge and experience to develop design alternatives and facilitate more informed decisions when using masonry materials.
  • Design current projects to achieve overall objectives while maximizing ease and speed of masonry construction.
  • Produce construction documents for masonry commercial buildings allowing efficient, quality construction considering site conditions and code restrictions.

Program CMD 225 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Codes and Standards Compliance with Concrete Masonry

  • Clearly specify the concrete masonry units selected for a construction project.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.
  • Comprehend the changes to the latest TMS 402/ACI 530 masonry code.
  • Evaluate the need for joint reinforcement in masonry veneer.

Program CMD 305 (1.0 LU-HSW)
CMU Wall Performance: Crack Control & Water Resistance

  • Identify sources of movement which can cause cracking and water penetration of exterior building walls.
  • Determine methods of controlling cracking in concrete masonry walls.
  • Compare fire safety performance between two assemblies with the same fire ratings under the building code.
  • Comprehend the equivalent thickness fire rating calculation method for concrete masonry products.

Program CMD 325 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Fire Safety With Concrete Masonry

  • Describe three necessary elements of balanced design for fire safety of commercial buildings.
  • Determine the difference between active and passive fire protection systems.
  • Compare fire safety performance between two assemblies with the same fire ratings under the building code.
  • Comprehend the equivalent thickness fire rating calculation method for concrete masonry products.

Program 340-21  NEW
Carbon Reduction through Resilience in Masonry Construction (1.0 AIA LU-HSW)

  • Explain the concept of resilient building design.
  • Describe the inherent attributes and advantages of concrete masonry construction for resilient design.
  • Identify steps that can be taken to reduce GWP of concrete masonry wall systems.
  • Comprehend the principles of carbon sequestration.

Program CMD 350 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Designing Resilient Buildings and Communities

  • Understand the concept of resilient building design.
  • Recognize the attributes and advantages of concrete masonry construction for resilient design.
  • Evaluate current building codes’ impact on life-safety versus protection of property.
  • Identify steps that can be taken to improve building and community resilience.

Program CMD 405 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Overview of Concrete Masonry Design and Construction

  • Comprehend the concrete masonry unit (CMU) manufacturing process understanding the available options and limitations and clearly be able to specify the masonry materials selected for a current design.
  • Mortar and grout specification.
  • Evaluate the design options available to control cracking and to construct water resistant exterior walls for commercial buildings.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.
  • Calculate fire resistance ratings and sound transmission values of CMU walls to determine appropriate levels of safety, sound control, and code compliance.

Program CMD 445 (1.0 LU-HSW)
Northwest Energy Code Compliance with Mass Wall Assemblies

  • Identify wall properties required to utilize alternative mass wall provisions.
  • Comprehend the optional code compliance paths and determine when they are most appropriate.
  • Evaluate design options available with masonry wall systems and understand their benefits.
  • Utilize masonry’s thermal mass properties to analyze energy code compliance.

Program CM 6100 (1.0 LU)
Masonry Solutions for BIM

  • This presentation will give a practical overview of BIM and its impact on the construction industry. In this presentation, specific attention will be given to what BIM can and can’t do for the masonry industry.
  • It discusses objects and assemblies within the BIM environment and how modeling of masonry for BIM can be successfully achieved.
  • It also pays attention to the value of having accurate modeling for masonry at the design phase and how Masonry iQ can help achieve that.