When: Wednesday, Sep 4, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a discussion on innovative masonry techniques by leading experts in the field. They will showcase the interrelationship between masonry materials, architecture, engineering, and construction. Explore innovative structural masonry solutions that can positively impact constructability issues, schedule, and cost. We’ll explore masonry prefabrication, low carbon mix designs, and innovative attachment methods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how prefabrication masonry can help achieve challenging constructability issues.
  • Discover how masonry can be prefabricated on or off site to impact delivery.
  • Hear how collaboration across different disciplines and project teams lead to successful innovative solutions.
  • Get inspired by innovative masonry case studies that add value, usefulness, and appreciation to masonry design and construction.


About the Speaker:
Sam Rubenzer, PE, SE
Structural Engineer, Forse Consulting

Sam started FORSE in 2010, were he works as a delegated designer for other structural engineers on designs involving steel, concrete, PT concrete, masonry, and wood construction. He often speaks on the topics of software use and best practices in masonry design.
Sam has over 20 years of experience and is a licensed structural engineer (SE) and a professional engineer (PE) in many of the Midwestern states. He has also been a consultant to IMI for the past 10 years.