What's the Strength of That ... and the Other Thing?
One of the beautiful (and challenging) aspects of masonry construction is its composite nature. We often have block, mortar, grout, and reinforcing blended together in an assembly that is frequently characterized by a single property, f′m . What are the actual strengths of each of these components in the Front Range of Colorado? Which of these components should we test, and what should we expect from the test results? What about other types of masonry, such as historic clay brick, stone masonry, modern brick, self-consolidating grout, and other less-common masonry materials? This presentation will provide information on properties of various masonry components that you and your design teams are using in your structures right now.
Come join us for our annual Clay Shoot on May 4th at Kiowa Creek! Please note you will need to contact Kiowa Creek individually for all rentals. We will have 12 gauge and 20 gauge ammunition available, however if you need different ammunition you will have to bring it with you or purchase it though Kiowa Creek. We will have ears and eye protection as well.
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
Objective: 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
Building code requirements for jobsite testing
Evaluating Test Results
VIII. Laboratory demonstrations: 1.75 hours
ASTM summary sheets
Sample test report
Mortar: sampling and preparation of cubes and cylinders per ASTM C780
Grout: ASTM C1019 slump and compression specimens
Prisms: ASTM C1314 preparation
Capping: ASTM C1522 grout sample
Compression test: grout, prism
Free parking will be available in the Tivoli Parking Garage. You will receive a validation code after you register for the event.