Strength Design of Reinforced Masonry

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This seminar covers strength design of masonry using the 2011 MSJC Code. An overview of strength design provisions is given, including significant changes from the 2008 MSJC Code. Detailed design methods and examples are given for beams, non-bearing walls, bearing walls, and shear walls.

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 110 mins
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