Practical Design and Detailing Solutions for Concrete Masonry Foundation and Retaining Walls
While commonly employed for site solutions across a wide array of applications due to their low cost and installation flexibility, concrete masonry basements, retaining walls, and similar structures have their own unique material, design, and detailing considerations beyond similar cast-in-place concrete structures. This seminar reviews the applicable TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 provisions; provide practical design examples using both allowable strength and strength design; and highlight options and resources available to streamline your next project.
Jason Thompson is the Vice President of Engineering for the National Concrete Masonry Association. His duties and responsibilities include overseeing the technical activities of the association including research and development, design, construction, and testing standards development, design resources and tools, and creating and delivering seminars and lectures covering these subjects. Jason is also active in the development of building codes and standards for masonry structures and systems where he represents NCMA and the masonry industry through the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards.
Jason has served in several leadership and executive capacities in various forums including: Chair of the Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards, Executive Committee of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, Technical Activities Committee and Board of Directors for The Masonry Society, technical advisor to the Code Resource Support Committee, and the Technical Coordinating Committee of the International Code Council.