In recent years (decades?) there has been a deliberate shift in architectural design towards incorporating a variety of materials and textures into building facades. Mixing materials is an appealing way to introduce originality to your design, but transitions between materials must be detailed carefully to accommodate differential movement while maintaining performance of the weather envelope. We will look at details for horizontal bands of varying materials, what to do when masonry abuts other finishes, and review design concepts for accommodating brick masonry expansion and concrete masonry shrinkage. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of the ongoing industry debate on the need for movement joints in adhered masonry veneers.
By the end of this webinar, you'll know how to:
- Detail conditions at horizontal bands of clay and concrete masonry.
- Calculate brick masonry expansion.
- Calculate concrete masonry shrinkage using rules of thumb and alternative engineered approaches.
- Decide when movement joints are needed in residential construction.
Note: This class is eligible for 1 AIA LU/HSW or RMMI continuing education credit. If you provide your AIA membership number upon registration, RMMI will submit documentation to AIA/CES for your credit. All attendees will receive a certificate upon completion of the live webinar.