Materials- Design & Construction

Full Session with Abstracts

339609-3 - Design of Shelf Angles for Masonry Veneers

Friday, April 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 201A

Anchored masonry veneer wall systems are commonly used throughout North America in residential, commercial, and institutional construction. These exterior masonry veneers are non-load-bearing and are usually assumed to be little more than an exterior finish of building envelope. Using prescriptive design methods, masonry veneer can be supported vertically by foundations for heights less than 30 feet, or supported by the building frame for taller structures. The purpose of this presentation is to present a design methodology for the vertical support of masonry veneers under the current building code provisions, especially in light of the increasing cavity width being specified for higher prescriptive insulation levels.

W. Mark. McGinley

University of Louisville

Dr. Mark McGinley is a structural engineer and building scientist with more than 25 years of research and forensic engineering practice in building systems. He joined the faculty in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville from North Carolina A & T State University where he was Chair of the Civil, Architectural, Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Department. He received his PhD, MSc and BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Alberta and is also a registered professional engineer. Dr. McGinley is a recognized expert in masonry building systems, in particular, masonry building envelopes. His research has included basic research on the structural performance of masonry walls, water penetration experiments on envelopes and the building envelope performance of brick veneer and steel stud wall systems. Over 130 publications have resulted from his research efforts.


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