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Structural Engineers Association of New York

Stabilization and Strengthening of Existing Masonry Construction

  • 17 Nov 2015
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place


Stabilization and Strengthening of Existing Masonry Construction

This lecture will be presented by Michael Schuller 

A common task within engineering offices is dealing with existing construction, whether it is to understand how an old building was constructed, identify and map distress, or design strengthening measures. In this course, we will cover Building Code provisions and industry standard guidelines related to existing masonry construction, review common methods for nondestructive evaluation, and learn about in-situ test methods for determining masonry compressive behavior and shear strength. Different internal and external strengthening measures will be discussed along with injection approaches for filling voids and stabilizing distressed wall sections.  A case study showing the process for hurricane strengthening will be discussed.

Michael Schuller is a consulting engineer and president of Atkinson-Noland & Associates in Boulder, Colorado, with over 20 years experience, specializing in structural behavior, evaluation, and repair of masonry buildings. Michael has over 80 publications relating to evaluation, repair, and structural behavior of concrete and masonry structures and is a co-author of a book titled Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing of Masonry Structures. He is a Fellow of The Masonry Society and the Association for Preservation Technology. 

1.5 PDH Credits Pending 

Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm

Advanced Registration will close the day before the event. Walk-ins welcome.

For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.
For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.

The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. 



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