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IMI/MC&MCA Masonry Wednesday Presentation

October 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0


Brick architectural features such as arches, corbels, curved elements, and unit shapes add aesthetic appeal to projects. These details are presented to inform participants of current governing code and standards requirements. Examples that incorporate these details are offered to ensure proper performance and stability on new projects.


• Participants will be able to develop brick masonry architectural effects on new projects through the application of building code requirements.
• Participants will be able to create proper wall details for new projects that preform under weathering exposures by including flashings and weepholes.
• Participants will be able to identify brick masonry movement on new projects by calculating the expected growth of materials.
• Participants will be able to determine masonry wall ties and anchor spacing on new projects by applying current design standard requirements.


Contact Mark Serverson at mseverson@mcmca.com to attend!


Director – Technical Services
The Belden Brick Company

James A. Tann is the Director of Technical Services for The Belden Brick Company. Currently, his
engineering duties include troubleshooting of brick masonry performance issues, Codes and
Standards development, and architectural outreach.

Previously, Jim was President of the Brick Institute of America – Mid East Region, since 1989. His
responsibilities included all programs and activities of the Institute. He administered services for
the states of Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, western Pennsylvania, and western New York State.
In 1985, Jim joined the Engineering and Research Division of the Brick Institute of America,
National Office. His duties as Staff Engineer included: industry and professional education, writing
of technical literature, and technical consulting. Jim joined the Mid East Region in 1987.
Jim is a past Chairman of the AIA-Ohio Foundation. He is a past Chairman of the Manufactured
Masonry Unit Committee of the ASTM International (ASTM C 15). Jim is also a past Board
Member of the ASTM International Board of Directors. Jim is a graduate of The Pennsylvania
State University, where he majored in Architectural Engineering.


October 19, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC+0