Engineered Masonry Design Course
Mississauga - 2019
The Engineered Masonry Design Course (EMDC) is a professional course offered to practicing engineers in the local design community. It equips you with the tools and knowledge to design masonry confidently, effectively and efficiently. This course has been offered to more than 400 practicing engineers in Canada and is roughly equivalent to a 4th year undergraduate university course in both scope and workload.
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Two Friday to Saturday In-Class Weekend Sessions
Now offered in a condensed format!
The EMDC will include online components that can be completed on your own schedule. As a result, the instructors won't need to cover topics as quickly, allowing more in-depth discussion and design examples in the areas that matter most. There will also be optional lessons available for those who are interested in a deeper dive into some of the more niche topics.
Friday: March 22nd
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday: March 23rd
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: April 5th
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday: April 6th
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Topics covered by the Engineered Masonry Design Course:
What else is involved?
Course Workload and Expectations
The EMDC is not just a Seminar...
This is the equivalent of a condensed, final year undergraduate university course with the workload and technical difficulty to match.
In order to pass the course and earn a certificate, participants must meet the minimum requirements which include submitting two assignments, a minor design project, and a final exam. CMDC is available to offer guidance and extra support to ensure that everyone who puts in the time and effort will have the tools to be successful.
Full Course Timeline
All dates subject to change and will be confirmed in the final course outline
March 22nd & 23rd
Weekend Session 1: In-Class Lectures and Tutorials
Assignment #1 Due (Beams and Shear Walls)
April 5th & 6th
Weekend Session 2: In-Class Lectures and Tutorials
Assignment #2 Due (Slenderness & Out-of-Plane Walls)
Take Home Exam Due
Early May (TBD)
Evening Hands-On Workshop Session (Optional)
Minor Design Project Due
MASS Software Online Modules Due
Bennett Banting, Ph.D., P.Eng
Director of Technical Services, Canada Masonry Design Centre
Bennett completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University in 2013. His thesis was awarded the 2015 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award from The Masonry Society and contributed directly to major changes to the new seismic design chapter of 2014 Masonry Structures Design Standard CSA S304. He is a recipient of the NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship from 2007-2011 and was awarded a NSERC Industrial Research and Development Post-Doctoral Fellowship from 2013-2015. He has twice been awarded the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering in 2016 and 2017, has contributed over 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and served as the Chair of the Technical Committee for the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium in 2017. Since 2012 Bennett has taught masonry design courses at McMaster University, University of Alberta, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and through CSCE’s Professional Development Program. Bennett has worked at CMDC since 2012 and oversees industry funded research and education initiatives across Canada, codes and standards development and general technical related services of CMDC.
David Stubbs, P.Eng
Executive Director, Canada Masonry Design Centre
David is the Executive Director of CMDC. He is a graduate of McMaster University and started his career with OMCA in 1998. When the OMCA’s technical services expanded to a national level in January of 2003, the CMDC was formed. David’s background in engineering, in combination with his strong working relationship with masonry contractors, has facilitated the development of numerous seminars, advanced engineering courses and hands-on workshops for the effective design and construction of masonry structures. David was heavily involved with the development of the 2004 & 2014 CSA Standards. Under David’s direction and extensive involvement, CMDC published the most comprehensive textbook available for Canadian designers, “Masonry Structures – Behaviour and Design”. Most recently, David was involved with the development and launch of the MASS™ structural design software. David also continues to be involved with many masonry research programs across Canada.
With Teaching Assistance and Support provided by:
Brad Crumb, P.Eng
Masonry Design Engineer
Brad has been with CMDC since 2011 and has been hard at work developing and providing technical support for the MASS™ software (Masonry Analysis Structural Systems). Brad spends most of his time developing and providing technical support for the MASS™ software but also helps run design courses and seminars for senior year undergraduate university students.
Joe Wierzbicki, M.A.Sc, P.Eng
Masonry Design Engineer
Joe has been with CMDC starting in 2010 and in addition to working with various on-going projects, such as the development of MASS™ software, CMDC’s Engineered Masonry Design Course, and CSA Standards development, Joe provides technical support to engineers, architects, and masonry contractor members.
Included with every EMDC Registration:
A copy of the CMDC Textbook ($225 value):
Masonry Structures: Behaviour and Design
which includes a complimentary copy of CSA S304-04: Design of Masonry Structures. Additionally, a suite of materials and construction standards are included ($480 value) as well as physical printed course material.
Also included is a complimentary software trial and discount offer for the CMDC Design Software Package:
Masonry Analysis Structural Systems
Additional discount for OMCA Professional Members
This course is sponsored by:
plus applicable taxes
Note that a copy of the CMDC Masonry Design Textbook is included ($225 value) as well as additional construction material and standards ($480 value). This also includes lunch and dinner on both Friday sessions as well as breakfast and lunch on both Saturday sessions.
A full refund minus a $100 administration fee is available provided that Canada Masonry Design Centre receives written notice of cancellation prior to March 18th, 2019
How to Register
This course can be purchased online
In order to reserve your spot for the upcoming edition of the EMDC, you can sign up by purchasing your seat online. Click the link below to visit the product page, add the course to your cart, and then proceed to checkout.Click here to get startedRegistration Instructions
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Important: Please note that registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received.