AIA/CES Programs

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May 18, 2017
2015 IBC Special Masonry Inspection INS001
The building code requires the design professional to specify a Quality Assurance (QA) program for masonry construction and goes further to list the minimum requirements for testing and inspection to satisfy the QA program.  This presentation will show the participant how to specify a minimum QA program for masonry, what should be considered for additional QA requirements and how to verify that field personnel implement the QA program on a construction project.
May 18, 2017
How to Develop and Implement an Effective Masonry Quality Assurance Program MAS005
Current code requires development and implementation of a Quality Assurance program developed by the design professional and implemented by the contractor.  Quality Assurance is not the same as Quality Control.  This program will show the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control and offer suggestions on items that should be included in an effective Quality Assurance program.  This program will also provide suggestions for an appropriate Quality Control program that addresses overall compliance with the Quality Assurance requirements and conformance to the Quality Control requirements providing for improved aesthetic appearance and structural performance of masonry.
February 20, 2017
Masonry Materials MAS001
Clay brick and concrete block masonry systems combine individual materials that are designed to act as a homogeneous system.  This presentation informs the participant on how the different materials are properly specified so that the construction is accomplished providing a structurally safe and code compliant system.  Attendees will learn why project documents often conflict with current code and material standard requirements and how these shortfalls can easily be corrected.  This presentation is a lunch-and-learn format eligible for 1.0 HSW Units.
February 20, 2017
Masonry Veneer VEN001
Masonry Veneer is a non-structural decorative cladding that must be properly designed and installed in order to be a safe and durable building exterior.  Veneer can be designed either rationally or prescriptively and this presentation will show where the code provisions are located and how to effectively use the provisions.  Masonry veneer has the flexibility to allow designer's creative expression while complying with code provisions that make an attractive building exterior.  This presentaiton is a lunch-and-learn format eligible for 1.0 HSW Units.