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Codes: Hot and Cold—All-Weather Masonry Construction

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    Free and open to the public.

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    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM: Advocacy News
Featured Speaker:
John Nunnari
, Executive Directors of AIA Massachusetts

John Nunnari provides a brief report on codes and regulatory activities including the status of pending legislation and Building Code / regulatory changes of interest to Owners, Architects, and Engineers.

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM: Hot and Cold—All-Weather Masonry ConstructionGuest Speakers:
Brian E. Trimble
, PE, LEED AP, International Masonry Institute, Director, Industry Development and Technical Services
Ken Lambert
, CSI, Mass Const. Supervisor (CLS) International Masonry Institute, Director, Industry Development and Technical Services

Successfully designing with masonry demands thorough knowledge and understanding of masonry construction requirements, including the nuances and techniques of how to construct masonry properly. Masonry construction also requires skilled craftworkers to build your amazing masonry structures.

But when is it appropriate to enclose and heat masonry construction? How do you achieve full mortar joints? Are mortar admixtures allowed for construction during extreme temperatures? Does mortar dry out in hot weather and how fast?

These questions and more are covered in this program discussing typical masonry construction procedures with an emphasis on cold and hot weather conditions and how to deal with any problems if they arise. Brian will discuss how to interpret and correctly apply the code provisions for successful cold and hot weather construction. Brian includes discussion of innovative techniques used by contractors to mitigate the effects of cold and hot weather.

As a complement to the discussion our speaker will provide a list of resources and links for your use.

If any questions, please contact the BSA Codes Committee co-chairs:
Tarica Leskiw, AIA, CBT Architects - [email protected]
Andrew Kollar, AIA, Fused Studios - [email protected]
Drake Jacobs, AIA, Group One Partners - [email protected]