CSI Chattanooga Product Show CEUs - Presented by Chattanooga Masonry Association & Southeast Concret

When:  Feb 16, 2023 from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Chattanooga
Learn how to design to build proper masonry walls. Experts from the Chattanooga Masonry Association & Southeast Concrete Masonry Association will walk you through a unique learning experience that will end with a hands on demonstration of building a masonry wall. At the end of the program there will be a whiskey (or beverage of your choice) toast to the knowledge learning during this three hour HSW/CEU program. There is no cost so you can attend any or all of the programs. The CSI Product show will start at 4pm so you are encouraged to stay, enjoy heavy appetizers, beverages and product displays from professional construction representatives from the surrounding area. 

Below are the program details: 

Course Title
Basic Masonry Hands-on Seminar for Professionals

Course Description
To identify, present and educate the course attendees on the of basic elements of structural masonry walls - their performance and system efficiencies.  The focus will be on understanding the variety of standard shapes along with a general presentation of accessory wall components like mortar and how to select it properly. It will present the advantages of a CMU wall system and how choosing a CMU System mitigates risk to the architect, construction manager, and owner. 

Learning Objective 1
Participants will be able to understand the basic elements of a structural masonry wall and how the CMU meets ASTM C90 Standard Specification and contributes to the strength, fire resistance, and water resistance of the final wall assembly.

Learning Objective 2
Participants will better understand the role mortar plays in structural and veneer masonry walls and how choosing the right type of mortar and grout contributes to a wall that meets the designers criteria  for wall assembly strength and overall building envelope performance that resists moisture.

Learning Objective 3
Participants will be able feel the difference between lightweight, medium weight, and normal weight CMU. They will also understand how each aggregate contributes to the fire resistance rating of the unit and wall assembly. 

Learning Objective 4
Participants will learn first hand about the craftsmanship required to install the accessory components like ladderwire, rebar, and flashing of a complete wall assembly.  


William Sundquist
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