Continuing Education for the Practical Structural Engineer:

Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
Masonry Restoration Techniques

4.0 SEAMASS PDHs or 4.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs
Thursday, February 6, 2020
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Kostas Research Institute at Northeastern University - Burlington, MA

Invite your colleagues and seize this opportunity to learn practical techniques and solutions regarding structural masonry. You'll benefit from three presentations by seasoned industry experts who will share their experience and insights.
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - Noon
WHERE: Kostas Research Institute , Northeastern University, Burlington MA
PDHs: 4.0 SEAMASS-Certified or NCSEA Diamond-Certified
Includes Continental Breakfast & Boxed Lunch by Rebecca's Cafe
$125 4.0 SEAMASS-Certified PDHs
$150 4.0 NCSEA Diamond-Certified PDHs
$100 Govt. & Building Officials (includes PDHs)
$ 75 No PDHs
$ 25 Students (No PDHs; Enrollment proof required)
$350 Event Sponsor Opportunity
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Registration will close at room capacity or on Tuesday, February 4 at Noon
Tips for Optimizing Structural Masonry
Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP | International Masonry Institute

Gain a clearer understanding of the interrelationship in masonry buildings between materials, architecture, engineering and construction. Seemingly simple decisions can dramatically affect cost and schedule on a project. By understanding the various options available in materials, design and construction methods, more cost-efficient structures will result. Taught using a “Tips” format, this seminar will highlight areas where proper understanding of masonry can result in better buildings. Ways to use existing materials more effectively, explanations of the effect of one selection on another, and discussions of new materials will be included.

Masonry Restoration Techniques
Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP | International Masonry Institute

A look at building failure mechanisms, building intervention strategies, existing condition assessment, masonry restoration examples (repointing, lintel repair, flashing), and restoration/retrofit ideas for existing mass building envelopes. The use of trained craftworkers will be emphasized to avoid damaging historic masonry.

Post Installed Anchors
Matthew Roberts | Hilti, Inc.

Gain a basic understanding of how post-installed anchors can be designed for installation into masonry. We’ll begin with an overview of masonry fastening applications, and the code provisions that are relevant to designing post-installed anchors for these applications. Take a look at some unique fastenings found here in New England.
Brian E. Trimble, PE, CDT, LEED AP
International Masonry Institute
Director, Industry Development and Technical Services
Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the masonry industry, assisting design professionals in the design of masonry structures. He is a frequent lecturer to local, regional, and national construction industry groups. He has authored many articles and papers on various masonry subjects. Brian started his career with a brick manufacturer and worked at the Brick Industry Association for over 20 years serving in various positions. For the International Masonry Institute, he coordinates activities in the Western PA area promoting masonry to a wide variety of audiences including owners, contractors, architects, engineers and craftworkers.
Matthew Roberts | Structural Field Engineer
Hilti, Inc.

Matt has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He started his career within the Product Development group at Hilti assisting with the design of many anchoring and firestopping products used on construction sites worldwide.

Matt’s current role as a Field Engineer puts him in front of both structural engineers who design anchorage applications and the many contractors who carry out these installations.

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Location: I nterdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern
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