Anchored Veneer Masonry: A 3D Experience

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Anchored Veneer Masonry: A 3D Experience

This interactive webinar eschews the use of PowerPoint in favor of the dynamic viewing capabilities of SketchUp modeling software. Through the use of a preconstructed virtual mockup incorporating most conditions found in an anchored veneer masonry wall, the audience will take a tour of the wall’s construction discussing critical design considerations along the way.

The presenter will toggle layers within the model to expose portions of the wall that are often not seen and frequently misunderstood including requirements for veneer ties, cavity space, continuous air barriers, insulation, flashing and moisture management, and provisions for movement. This program interactively examines masonry design principles, construction methods and sequences, and sub-assemblies that comprise today’s complex masonry wall in an engaging and visually interesting format.

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  1. Learn the seven subassemblies of every masonry assembly from the structure to the cladding, and understand how each subassembly works in concert with the others to form an efficient anchored veneer wall.
  2. View the six primary conditions of an anchored veneer wall that require special detailing: wall base, window sill, window head, shelf angle, low roof to high wall, and top of wall; and participants will learn critical detailing concepts for each condition.
  3. View and identify all components of the moisture management system in an anchored veneer wall, as well as the unique detailing concerns for each component based on its placement in each of the six primary conditions.
  4. Learn the concepts of grouting and reinforcing an anchored veneer wall’s backing system of structural concrete masonry, and they will analyze typical structural masonry details.

Date and time

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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