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November 18

Building a Culture of Safety Accountability by Tom Esch

4:30-6:oo PM 

RMMI Conference Room


Saturday December 5, 2015 -

RMMI Holiday Party at Denver Aquarium

6:00-10:00 PM






December 2, 2015, 11:30 – 1:00

Speakers: Bret Terry

RMMI Technical Director







December 9, 2015, 11:30 – 1:00

Speakers: Michael Schuller, P.E.

Atkinson-Noland & Associates

If you are familiar with allowable stress design methods you may be wondering: what is the benefit to using the Strength Design approach? Is it worth the effort to learn a new way to design masonry? As an introduction to the Strength Design method, we will discuss load factors, phi factors, and flexural design of beams and lintels. Requirements of the TMS 402 masonry design code will be followed throughout. Especially useful will be a discussion of when you might want to use loose steel lintels and other situations when reinforced masonry lintels are the better choice.  All attendees will receive a handout that includes simplified design tables for reinforced masonry beams.



















Contact Information:

686 Mariposa Street

Denver, CO 80204

(303) 893-3838

Bret Terry

Executive/Technical Director




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