When: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

There are many myths about designing and constructing single wythe masonry walls. Join us while we debunk these myths and examine single wythe masonry wall systems. Get ideas on how you can design efficiently to reduce your project’s cost and carbon footprint. Explore how to specify block strength, mortar, and grout to create an efficient wall system. We’ll give you tips for handling construction issues that commonly arise from a single wythe of masonry. Other considerations that will be discussed are water mitigation and energy compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore why single wythe concrete masonry walls are an efficient way to design.
  • Discover how tall you go with a single wythe wall.
  • Identify single wythe energy code strategies.
  • Investigate CMU wall reinforcement strategies that are essential for proper performance.


About the Speaker:
Beth Suminski, PE, SE
Structural Engineer, Forse Consulting

Beth Suminski, P.E., S.E., has worked for over 20 years as a structural engineer in the fields of consulting engineering, software, and continuing education. In her current position with FORSE Consulting, she serves as a Technical Consultant to the Steel Tube Institute, where she continues to pursue both the design and educational aspects of structural engineering.