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December 10, 2008 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the presenter:
Bill McEwen is a Professional Engineer who has over twenty-five years of experience in the Canadian masonry industry. This includes technical and management positions with producers of concrete block and clay brick, and serving as the Executive Director of both the Masonry Institute of B.C. and the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association since 1995.
He chairs the CSA A371 committee on Masonry Construction, and is a member of the CSA S304.1 Masonry Design, and CSA A370 Masonry Connectors committees. He has also served on the Structural Design committee of the National Building Code of Canada. He is a member of Board and the Sustainability committee of The Masonry Society and is a LEEDÂ® Accredited Professional.
About the Topic:
For many centuries we have utilized masonry to support and enclose buildings. Much of this â€˜age-old-trade’ was passed on informally. In the past century, conventional practices were applied and adapted for buildings of larger size, greater energy needs, and greater complexity in general. The Building Code and building standards often referenced therein have been upgraded to address the seismic, wind, thermal and moisture loads on masonry building enclosures. Bill has a wide-ranging list of topics for discussion this month including changes in the latest B.C. Building Code and CSA Masonry Standards. Bill we also be covering the MIBC on-line Technical Manual; Brick & Block: production, types and standards; Mortar, Reinforcement and Grout: materials, standards, installation; Structural Masonry construction (+ project examples); Masonry Rainscreen cladding construction (+ project examples); Wall Details: wall configurations with masonry claddings (membranes, insulation, flashings, weep-holes, support angles, movement joints, coatings); Masonry ties: types, corrosion resistance and installation; and last but not least Sustainable design using masonry (LEED).