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TMS 402-16 Strength Design of Concrete Masonry for Combined Axial and Out-of-Plane Loading

  • 13 Aug 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park


This presentation is intended for Structural Engineers that desire to become familiar with Chapter 9 “Strength Design of Masonry” in TMS 402-16 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (Formerly also designated as ACI 530 and ASCE 5). As a 1 hour introduction to this Chapter, this presentation will cover the provisions governing concrete masonry (both reinforced and unreinforced) under combined axial and out-of-plane loading, including examples. This discussion will also introduce the “flat arch” approach to complying with the requirements of TMS 402-16 Section 9.3.1 as permitted in TMS 403-13 Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (referenced by the IBC). At the end, there will be a brief demonstration of the Ensoltech / National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Direct Design 3.0 software, which performs a comprehensive in-plane and out-of-plane analysis and design using Strength Design provisions and automatically generates wall reinforcement elevations.

*Hard copies of TMS 402-16 will be available for purchase at the meeting.*

About the Presenters:

Benchmark Harris, PE is the Vice President of Engineering with Huckabee with over 20 years of experience. Ben served many roles in The Masonry Society (TMS) over a 15 year period, including Board Member, Chair of the TMS Design Practices Committee which published the first edition of TMS 403, Chair of the TMS Disaster Investigation Program, and a Voting Member of TMS 402 as well as the Voting Secretary of the TMS 402 Flexure, Axial and Shear Subcommittee. Additionally, he has received numerous awards related to masonry including the TMS Paul Haller Award. He’s currently a Voting Member of the ASCE 7 Main Committee, Chair of the National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) Design Practices Committee, Chair of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) Tornado Shelter Task Group and on NCSEA Code Advisory Committee Subcommittees. Huckabee is a 250-person firm providing Architecture and Structural Engineering services exclusively for Learning Environments such as K-12 Public Schools and Universities, with offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Waco. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. in Structures & Applied Mechanics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Alireza Sayah, PhD, PE is a Structural Engineer with over 10 years of experience who is also with Huckabee, where his responsibility includes defining the firm’s standards and processes for structural masonry design, design of masonry structures, quality control of structural masonry contract documents, and structural condition assessment of masonry construction. In addition to his career with Huckabee, he is an adjunct professor for the University of Texas at Arlington, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses including Structural Masonry Design. Ali is actively involved with The Masonry Society (TMS), currently serving as a Voting Member of the TMS Design Practices Committee (and on their TMS 403 Subcommittee) and TMS 402. Within TMS 402, he is the current Voting Secretary of the Flexure, Axial and Shear Subcommittee, Voting Member of the Seismic Subcommittee and Voting Member of the Existing Masonry Subcommittee. He recently co-authored the Chapter 19 example problems in the 2016 edition of the Masonry Designer’s Guide. He earned his Ph.D. in Structures & Applied Mechanics from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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