Structural Engineers Association of Alabama

Upcoming events

    • March 23, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Alabama AGC Conference Center

    SEAoAL Spring Seminar Design of Masonry Structures A Practical Seminar for Practicing Engineers 

    THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017


    7  PDHS

    Alabama AGC Conference Center

    5000 Grantswood Road

    Irondale, AL 35210


    Sponsored by Alabama Concrete Industries Association

    Seminar includes

    Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks 


    8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.


    8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.

    Masonry Code Changes & Material Overview

    9:40 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.

    Beam Design Updated to the New Code & Standard

    10:40 a.m.—11:40 a.m.

    Wall Out-of-Plane Design w/an Introduction to the Moment Magnification

    11:40 a.m.—12:10 p.m.

    Anchor Bolt Design

    12:10 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

    Lunch & Tom Grogan, NCSEA President, NCSEA Update, New Initiatives

    1:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

    Column Design for Axial & Moment

    1:30 p.m.— 2:30 p.m.

    Quality Assurance & Constructability Considerations

    2:40p.m.—3:40 p.m.

    Wall In-Plane Design Updated to New Code & Standard

    3:50 p.m.—4:20 p.m.

    Masonry Veneer—Both Prescriptive & Alternative Design

    4:30 p.m.— 5:00 p.m.

    New Limit Design Appendix

    PRESENTER:              Edwin T. Huston, P.E., S.E., FTMS

    Ed Huston, P.E., S.E., FTMS, principal in the firm of Smith and Huston, Inc., Seattle Washington. He has more than 40 years of experience in structural design, evaluation, investiagation, and code and standards development. Ed is a Fellow of the Masonry Society and serves on the TMS 402 Main Committee, Flexural, Axial and Shear Subcommitteee, and the Seismic Committee. He is a contributing author to the Masonry Designer’s Guide, which is now in its eighth edition and is published by the Masonry Society. Ed has presented at more than 200 seminars, many of them being masonry related.


    Course Description: 

    Get the latest information on how to use the new masonry building code. This full-day seminar will focus on the new requirements and revised provisions of 2015 IBC Chapter 21 and the referenced masonry material standard TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry will be covered. Masonry building elements will be designed per the new code by manual and automated methods. Lateral load design will emphasize high wind design of masonry. The seminar material is designed to provide the engineer and code user with practical design knowledge.


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    Nearby Hotels:

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    3930 Grants Mill Road


    Holiday Inn Express

    811 Old Grants Mill Road


Past events

February 22, 2017 SOLD OUT: The Philosophy of Engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the World's Tallest Structure
December 06, 2016 ICRI Gulf South Chapter & SEAoAL Conference & EXPO: Concrete Restoration and Repair
August 18, 2016 2016 SEAoAL 6th Annual Conference & XPO
November 12, 2015 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
August 27, 2015 SEAoAL 5th Annual State Conference & XPO
March 24, 2015 SEAoAL Spring Seminar
November 10, 2014 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
September 09, 2014 AEC MEGA GROUP
August 28, 2014 SEAoAL 4th Annual State Conference & XPO
July 31, 2014 Young Constructors Forum of Alabama
June 05, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
June 05, 2014 AIA+SEA Disaster Assistance Training Session
June 03, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
May 20, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
April 08, 2014 Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects
December 04, 2013 Masonry Seminar (6.5 PDHs - Florida Approved)
August 27, 2013 3rd Annual State Conference & Expo
August 20, 2013 BIM for Small Projects - SEAoAL & AIA Birmingham Joint Meeting (1 PDH)
May 21, 2013 Framing & Fish Fry - AIA Birmingham and SEAoAL Joint Meeting
April 03, 2013 Dr. Michel Bruneau - AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture (Lunch and Learn)
March 18, 2013 Spring Seminar with Dr. Timothy Mays : Serviceability of Building Systems, Design of Foundation Systems and Slabs on Ground
March 14, 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory Tour
January 10, 2013 Young Member Lunch & Learn
December 11, 2012 Winter Seminar - Wind Design & Structural Steel Design
August 21, 2012 2nd Annual State Conference & Expo
July 10, 2012 Lunch & Learn
March 08, 2012 Structural Steel Connection Design
February 21, 2012 Networking Luncheon
November 08, 2011 Disaster Recovery Seminar ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods and ATC-20 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Earthquakes
October 11, 2011 SEAoAL Younger Member Group Lunch and Learn
September 23, 2011 Steel Day
August 23, 2011 SEAoAL Annual State Conference & Expo

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