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Presenter: Elias A. Toubia, Ph.D., P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

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Introduction to Masonry Materials and Requirements
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

   Clay brick units

   Concrete masonry units


   Mortar and grout

Masonry Construction Techniques
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 2017, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CST

   Proper mortar mixing

   Unit placement

   Installation of and placement of reinforcement

   Proper grout mixing and placement

   Movement joints and crack control

Quality Control and Sampling
Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

   Explanation of field test procedures

   Inspection of masonry units

   Fresh mortar and grout

   Preparation, handling, and storage of prisms

   Construction in severe weather conditions

      • Proper preparation, construction, and protection procedures 
         when dealing with both hot and cold weather construction conditions

Masonry Inspections and the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code
Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 PM CST

   Quality and construction, including an overview of masonry special inspection requirements

   General design requirements for masonry according to the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code

      • General analysis and design considerations

         • Specific requirements for various structural elements

         • Requirements for reinforcement, metal accessories, and anchor bolts

   • Allowable stress design of masonry (unreinforced and reinforced)

   • Strength design of masonry (unreinforced and reinforced)

   • Seismic design requirements

   • Veneer (both anchored and adhered veneer)

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

     8.0 HSW CE Hours

     8.0 HSW LUs

     8.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of continuing education hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Elias A. Toubia, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Toubia is an assistant professor with the University of Dayton’s School of Engineering where he teaches classes in mechanics, civil engineering materials, design of concrete structures, masonry design, design of timber structures and structural dynamics. His research interests include innovative structural design systems, composite materials and experimental testing, behavior of reinforced concrete and masonry structures. Dr. Toubia is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education, the American Concrete Institute, and The Masonry Society.  Dr. Toubia holds a US Patent and an outstanding paper award from the Masonry Society Journal. Dr. Toubia has extensive experience in designing complex structures and several publications in structures and materials featured in major peer-reviewed journals.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $400.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $350.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.