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  Educational Opportunities

Certification Classes and Continuing Education


BIM-M Presentation
Presented by Fred Kinateder President of Kinateder Consulting
and Tom Cuneio, Owner of CAD BLOX, LLC & 3DiQ, Inc.
April 19th from 11am-1pm
AGC Basement Classroom
686 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204

Come join RMMI for a presentation from Fred Kinateder and Tom Cuneio for an Presentation on BIM-M. BIM is an acronym that stands for an object, a "building information model" and also a process for creating and using that object, "building information modeling". The BIM model provides a digital representation of the building, so that the modeling and analysis tools used by architects, engineers, constructors, managers and owners can read from and write to the same information source. BIM is expanding quickly within the construction industry worldwide. However, the masonry industry is not well represented. Therefore, there is a need to develop BIM tools for masonry to maintain market share. With that intent, an Initiative was formed in 2012 specifically to advance BIM for masonry.

The Initiative BIM-M (Building Information Modeling for Masonry) includes many sponsors with an Executive Committee of its primary funding sponsors listed alphabetically:
· Brick Industry Association (BIA)
· International Masonry Institute (IMI)
· International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (IUBAC)
· Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
· National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
· The Masonry Society (TMS)
· Western States Clay Products Association (WSCPA)

The mission of the BIM-M Initiative is to unify the masonry industry and all supporting industries through encouraging the development and implementation of BIM for masonry software to facilitate smoother workflows and collaboration across all disciplines from owner, architect, engineer, manufacturer, mason, contractor, construction manager, and maintenance professionals.

Fred A. Kinateder, President, Kinateder Consulting
Bricklayer by trade. Became an estimator/project manager for Bundy Commercial Masonry 1980. Started Kinateder Masonry 1990 until 2011. Served as president of Milwaukee Area Mason Contractors Association, Regional Vice-President of MCAA, President of Allied Construction Employers Association, Board of Trustees of the International Masonry Institute, Management Co-Chair of the International Masonry Institute and President of International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Currently President of Kinateder Consulting, project manager for BIM-M project #4 Contractor Outreach.

Tom Cuneio, Owner at CAD BLOX, LLC & 3DiQ, Inc.
Tom Cuneio has been developing computer modeling solutions for masonry since 2004. His companies, CAD BLOX LLC
and 3DiQ Inc. provide leading edge solutions for BIM in both construction and design. He is actively developing software and methods to help the masonry industry capitalize on the benefits of BIM technology. He is an honors graduate of the Mechanical and Aerospace program from the University of Missouri.

Guy Erickson is the Business Manager, Concrete at Trimble Structures in North America and Mexico. Guy joined Tekla Structures in 2011 prior to the acquisition by Trimble.  Mr. Erickson is responsible for managing and directing product development, marketing, sales, and overall strategy   He has held multiple positions within several operating groups nationwide during his tenure at Trimble. Guy has been actively engaged in real estate development and construction since 2001.  Mr. Erickson has held leadership positions for the development efforts exceeding 2,000 acres and 1 million square feet of mixed projects with values exceeding $350M.  Erickson led the development and construction of the first LEED Certified mixed use commercial building in Western Colorado. 

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Masonry Field Testing
Presented by:Mike Schuller, P.E. and Josh Potter, ACI Masonry Field/Lab certified
with Atkinson-Noland and Associates, Inc.
May 16, 2018, 7:30-11:15am
University of Colorado Denver
North Classroom Building Rm 1806
1600 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
The purpose of the course is to educate those involved with field testing of masonry about the proper way to prepare specimens in the field and conduct laboratory tests. The target audience is test lab technicians, field testing personnel, test lab managers, mason contractors, and site superintendents.
The course is 3 hours long and is taught using lecture and laboratory demonstrations of different test methods. Samples of test reports, a summary of major ASTM procedures, and equipment lists for typical masonry field tests are included as course handouts. Following successful completion of the course, including a written test, students will receive a certificate of completion from RMMI.

Classroom: 1.25 hours
  1. Building code requirements for jobsite testing
  2. Testing Basics
  3. Mortar Testing
  4. Grout Testing
  5. Masonry Prisms
  6. Evaluating Test Results
VIII. Laboratory demonstrations: 1.75 hours
  1. ASTM summary sheets
  2. Sample test report
  3. Mortar: sampling and preparation of cubes and cylinders per ASTM C780
  4. Grout: ASTM C1019 slump and compression specimens
  5. Prisms: ASTM C1314 preparation
  6. Capping: ASTM C1522 grout sample
  7. Compression test: grout, prism
Tentative Schedule:
7:30am Breakfast and Sign in
8-9:15am Classroom Lecture
9:30-11:15am Test Lab Demonstrations
11:15am Lunch

Free parking will be available in the Tivoli Parking Garage. You will receive a validation code after you register for the event.

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Hydro Mobile Training: M series
Presented by Randy Tuinder with Hydro Mobile
August 22, 2018
686 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204

Included in this training:

Each person will get a copy of the owner's manual and a training card good for 5 years.

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Enhanced Performance Installation Systems for Thin Adhered Masonry Veneer (AMV)
October 17, 2018 11am-1pm
AGC Basement Classroom
686 Mariposa Street
Denver, CO 80204

Provider:   LATICRETE International Inc. (J-037)               
Program #: AIA-20                   Credits: AIA HSW SD                          Length: 60 - 90 Minutes     
Description:  Have you ever heard this argument during design development “We will use the X system because that is the way we have always built it”?  In many cases this methodology of design protects the firm from inherent liabilities by using systems that are tried and true.  Sometimes, however when innovative new building products, systems or technologies are integrated with old installation practices and the results can actually be increased liability for a firm.  This issue can be further compounded with the challenges of building more energy efficient, light weight structures.  This CEU will focus on new installation methods, substrates and waterproofing options for the “thin is in” Adhered Masonry Veneer (Thin Brick, Manufactured Stone and Thin Natural Stone) exterior façade finishes.  Standards development and code compliance will be discussed. Legislation for improved energy efficiency and the effects on core and shell design will be presented.  A case study overview will be presented between materials used and costs for a traditional masonry construction versus a thin adhered lightweight veneer structure.  Attendees will gain an overall understanding of some of the new building envelope construction methods and will develop a better understanding of the influence of energy efficient design on construction trends.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the program, the participant will be able to:
  1. Understand the design principles and products related to thin adhered masonry veneer.
  2. Compare and contrast the traditional versus new technology installation systems to adhere thin veneer products to the exterior façade of a building.
  3. Review standards development and code compliance for adhered masonry veneers.
  4. Develop a better understanding of how the green trend is affecting core and shell design, and the future requirements for incorporating energy efficiency into structures.
  5. Analyze the cost comparison between traditional methods and new technology installation methods for adhered masonry veneers.
A highly visual powerpoint presentation that incorporates photo images, and computer animation will be used.  There will be a questions and answer period at the end of the program, however, the program is designed to be interactive and questions are encouraged throughout as well.

Target Audience:
Architect, Engineers, Specifiers, Owners and other Design Professionals in the commercial, residential and industrial markets.

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RMMI Lunch and Learns for Engineers

RMMI Lunch and Learn: Local Material Properties
Presented by Donald Harvey with Atkinson Noland and Associates
May 2, 2018
12499 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80215

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