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Direct Design Software for Masonry Structures
Speaker: Jason J. Thompson, VP of Engineering
National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)

1.0 Lu/HSW/CEU
*This is an AIA program. Certificates and reporting will be done by the presenting company.

Description: NCMA released a new software package based upon the design provisions of direct design. This easy-to-learn software has the ability to generate complete structural designs or shop drawings simply by inputting the dimensions of the building and openings; greatly simplifying life for the designer and allowing the contractor to explore more cost-effective design solutions. Contractors, architects, engineers, building officials, and anyone engaged in checking or generating a complete, code-compliant structural design of concrete masonry construction won't want to miss this seminar.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of the presentation, participants will understand:
1. Application of the structural design standard, Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402), and the corresponding use of the standard-based software.
2. Proper structural design of concrete masonry construction, reinforcement detailing, and architectural configuration using prescriptively defined design methodology.
3. Code-compliant building layout and detailing using TMS 402 and International Building Code provisions.
4. Understanding of loading requirements and load distribution for wind, seismic, dead, live, and snow loads.

Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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