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How the Masonry Code Affects Design and Construction

John Chrysler
Room S105

This presentation will give a brief history of the Masonry Standard referenced in the International Building Code and the relationship to The Masonry Society, the organization responsible for maintaining the Standard.  There will be an overview of how the designer should make use of the Standard, particularly about issues of quality assurance and acceptable construction parameters.  Since masonry combines units with mortar and may also include reinforcement and grout, the presentation will show how these components come together as a complete and durable assembly.

About the speaker
John Chrysler has been active in the masonry industry since 1968 working for a large commercial masonry contractor for 25 years, then joining the Masonry Institute of America in 1993 where he served as Executive Director until his retirement in 2021. He has held contractor licenses in California, Nevada and Hawaii and is a licensed PE in California and Arizona. Additionally, John is a Certified Structural Masonry Special Inspector for both International Code Council and California Division of the State Architect. He also serves on the ICC Exam Development Committee for masonry inspection.
Chrysler is Past President and Fellow Member of The Masonry Society and has also served on TMS Board of Directors. He has actively served on TMS Committee 402/602 since 1996, chaired the Construction Requirements Subcommittee for 9 years and was (2022) TMS 402/602 Main Committee Chair. Chrysler is a frequent presenter of seminars and webinars on design, construction and quality of masonry. As Director of the Masonry Institute, Chrysler was involved in developing and updating more than a dozen publications based on the International Building Code and IBC referenced standards.