Changes Between 2008 MSJC and 2011 MSJC

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This seminar covers the major changes from the 2008 to the 2011 MSJC Code. Some of the changes that are discussed include the removal of the 1/3 stress increase in allowable stress design and the resulting recalibration of allowable stresses, changes in the shear provisions in allowable stress design to be similar to strength design provisions, and updates as a result of changes in ASCE 7-10. New provisions in the code are discussed including deep beam provisions, transverse reinforcement provisions for lap splices, and an Appendix on masonry infills. The impact of the changes on masonry design is also presented.

Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Masonry Society Journal and a Fellow of The Masonry Society. He is a member of ASTM C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and ASTM C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Dr. Bennett has been very active in the Masonry Standards Joint Committee which writes the Building Code for Masonry Structures. He has chaired the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee and served as the vice-chair of the 2013 MSJC Committee. Dr. Bennett is currently the chair of the main committee developing the 2016 code. He has been appointed as chair of the main committee for the next code cycle, which will develop the 2022 provisions.

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Speakers Richard Bennett, Ph.D., P.E.
Duration 100 mins
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