CEE Seminar: Masonry Detailing Construction & Inspection

McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA)
John Chrysler, P.E., FTMS

Executive Director
Masonry Institute of America (MIA)

Abstract: Special inspection is increasingly being required on structural masonry construction projects, and it will likely become commonplace in the coming years. Minimum requirements for special inspection and quality assurance of masonry recently were updated and modified in TMS 402/602-16. This webinar will overview special inspection, review changes and highlight key inspection tasks. Tips for preparing a quality assurance plan by the design team will be given, and key inspection items will be reviewed so that contractors and inspectors understand the importance of ensuring compliance of these items. In this lecture, you will learn about the following objectives: (i) Identify key elements of the building code related to masonry construction and inspection, (ii) Interpret the IBC and TMS 402.602 as they relate to special inspection of masonry construction, (iii) Evaluate construction and field inspection techniques and (iv) Recognize the critical elements of structural masonry inspection.

Bio: John Chrysler is the executive director of the Masonry Institute of America and has been a member of the masonry industry since 1968 as a contractor, licensed civil engineer and certified structural masonry inspector. He is a well known author of numerous books and articles, including the popular "Reinforced Concrete Masonry Construction Inspector’s Handbook." Chrysler serves on numerous committees and organizations and is a past president of the Masonry Society. He also serves on the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC), which is responsible for the development and maintenance of provisions in the MSJC Code and Specification that serve as primary references for the International Building Code. He has served on the ICC/TMS Special Masonry Special Inspector’s Examination Committee since it began.

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