March 10, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Software programs that design masonry using finite element analysis (FEA) are beneficial to structural engineers because they analyze the structure as a whole - the lintels, jambs, walls, etc. all work together.  They also allow engineers to understand complex problems and find reasonable, approximate solutions. In this presentation, we will review masonry software options and learn about masonry applications in FEA.  

Learning objectives:

  • Answer the question: Can FEA help us have a better understanding of masonry walls?
  • Identify how to customize software to more accurately model masonry.
  • Achieve a more accurate analysis, more efficient design, or both.


This will be a Zoom conference call.


Members: $25
Non-members: $50

Bundle and Save! Purchase all three courses for $75/$150!

About the Speaker

Sam Rubenzer - Owner & Structural Engineer
FORSE Consulting

Sam Rubenzer has over 20 years of experience in structural engineering. He started FORSE Consulting in January of 2010 and continues to assist other structural engineers with designs on a variety of projects, including steel, masonry, and concrete. Sam has been the structural engineering consultant to Structural Masonry Coalitions since 2010.



FORSE Consulting is brought to you through the support of the Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition 



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