AIA | August 1st & 2nd

Benefits of Building w/ Masonry

With unparalleled good looks and design versatility; brick, stone, tile, and other masonry materials are among the top choices of architects for project design aesthetics. But beyond its beauty, masonry provides many benefits that may not be as immediately apparent. This program looks at masonry’s ease of construction, its adaptability to site conditions, and its ability to meet an ambitious construction schedule. It addresses masonry’s simultaneous performance as a structural system, high performance building envelope component, and attractive exterior cladding. The seminar also covers masonry’s fire resistance, durability, and low maintenance characteristics, as well as the sustainable attributes it provides. Finally, the program addresses the life cycle cost benefits of masonry, and what goes into training a skilled workforce of qualified bricklayers and contractors.Learning Objectives:

  • Review benefits of building with masonry.
  • Understand the versatility of masonry design and construction.
  • Discover the structural, fire resistance, and durability of Masonry.
  • Learn the high performance of masonry.


When: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn (110 S. 2nd Ave., Kearney, NE)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

When: Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
Where: Habitat for Humanity (502 W 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE)
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Presented by: Bob Campbell (International Masonry Institute (IMI))
Credits:  1 LU