Historic Masonry: Repair and Strengthening

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggianos, North Park Center (8687 N Central Expy Ste 205, Dallas, TX)
  • 10


Presentation Summary:

Engineers are regularly asked to address existing construction, to design additions, alterations, repairs, or strengthening. The presenters bring years of practical experience designing and installing solutions for historic masonry and will discuss common approaches to addressing masonry issues, concentrating on typical low-rise “mercantile” buildings that exist in many town centers throughout Texas and nationally. We will begin with information on typical masonry materials and construction typologies, followed by the process of evaluating structural and nonstructural component compliance in the context of industry guidelines and building codes. The bulk of the seminar will be dedicated to repair and strengthening approaches, including repointing damaged mortar joints, crack stitching; what to do with tall parapets, when to use lateral restraint anchors and veneer ties, and addressing corroding steel lintels and shelf angles.

About the Speakers:

Michael Schuller is president of Atkinson-Noland & Associates in Boulder, Colorado, and New York City, leading a consulting engineering firm specializing in evaluation and strengthening of masonry materials and structures.  He has over 100 publications relating to evaluation, repair, and structural behavior of concrete and masonry structures, and is a co-author of a book “Assessment and Retrofit of Masonry Structures”. Mr. Schuller is a Fellow of The Masonry Society and the Association for Preservation Technology and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute and The Masonry Society.

Alan has thirty years of professional experience in masonry repair systems, site assessment surveys, forensic testing and implementing a wide range of remedial strategies for masonry stabilization.  Alan’s expertise is in the application of masonry restoration for schools, churches, colleges, historical, residential and commercial buildings in the United States and England. He has co-authored papers on cavity wall tie corrosion investigation and lateral restraint anchors.  He also has a continuing education Historic Masonry Workshop available at The Masonry Society. Mr. Pettingale serves on the Existing Masonry Committee of The Masonry Society.

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