- Online Webinars - Masonry Institute of Washington
Masonry Institute of Washington
Masonry Institute of Washington
11900 NE 1st St, Suite 300
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 214-7476


Online Education is another way that the Masonry Institute of Washington provides educational opportunities to the design and construction industries.

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Historic Mortar Selection & Pointing + Stimson-Green Mansion Case Study Panel

The second of our three-part Historic Masonry Preservation series: Historic Mortar Selection & Pointing presentation, which follows along with the 2021 preservation of the historic Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, WA. Hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss the preservation design and constructability of the Stimson-Green Mansion. Partnered and presented by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Seattle, SHKS Architects, Prosoco, and Pioneer Masonry RestorationDownload

Through-Wall and Transition Flashing: Selection and Installation: February 19th, 2021

Understanding the performance characteristics, compatibility with other wall components, the ability to survive installation, and the life cycle costs of different through-wall and transition flashing materials. Download

Specialized Attachments for High Performance & Thermally Efficient Masonry Veneer Wall: October 2nd, 2020

Increasing the energy efficiency of our wall configurations to meet more demanding code requirements is an escalating challenge we are all tasked with meeting. In this seminar, we will take a look at new veneer attachment and structural relief systems that are designed to limit the amount of thermal transfer occurring through the building envelope. Download

Specifying Masonry Technology: Introducing SAM & MULE: September 25th, 2020

See how SAM & MULE can save you time and money! Construction Robotics is taking smart lift assist to the next level, making the MULE a tool for all trades. MULE (Material Unit Lift Enhancer) is a lift assist device designed for handling and placing material weighing up to 135 lbs on a construction site. Masons across the country are experiencing 2-3 times more productivity, learn how you can too! SAM, short for Semi-Automated Mason, is a brick-laying robot designed and engineered by Construction Robotics. SAM100 is the first commercially available bricklaying robot for onsite masonry construction. Download 

Adhered Masonry Veneer Performance Installation Systems: September 18th, 2020

This presentation will focus on new installation methods, substrates and waterproofing options for the “thin is in” Adhered Masonry Veneer (Thin Brick, Manufactured Stone, and Thin Natural Stone) exterior façade finishes. Standards development and code compliance will be discussed. Legislation for improved energy efficiency and the effects on core and shell design will be presented. A case study overview will be presented between materials used and costs for a traditional masonry construction versus a thin adhered lightweight veneer structure. Attendees will gain an overall understanding of some of the new building envelope construction methods and will develop a better understanding of the influence of energy-efficient design on construction trends. Download

Structural Reinforced Brick: September 11th, 2020

This presentation will provide a brief explanation of brick manufacturing and background of structural clay brick, structural brick properties, structural clay brick testing for resiliency with respect to fire resistance, projectile resistance (storm shelters), building resilient structures, industry queries about the ballistic resistance of structural brick, development of the ballistic testing protocol, trial ballistic testing, product development and refinement, final solution, testing, and certification. Download

Rainscreens & Barrier Walls: August 14th, 2020

This presentation outlines various wall assemblies as rainscreens, mass walls, or barrier walls. Discussion of vapor and water management methods used by each type of wall assembly. Additionally, differentiate vapor retarders and vapor barriers. Understand the difference between air/water barriers and vapor barriers. Download

Masonry Cleaning Solutions: July 24th, 2020

PROSOCO’s products have always been designed specifically for the real world and the conditions in which they’re used. We recognize that today’s structures are designed and constructed of a variety and non-masonry substrates. While many of these conditions may still call for a more specific product or approach, this presentation outlines a variety of interior and exterior Masonry Cleaning Solutions and variables. Download

Sealants in Construction: July 10th, 2020

This presentation outlines the various types of joint sealant failures and discusses methods for avoiding or correcting these failures. Additionally, the performance characteristics of various types of sealants will be explored in the context of real-life projects. An overview of aesthetic and design issues is also included. Download 

Wisconsin Limestone: June 25th, 2020

The program will provide an overview of how Wisconsin Limestone is used as a building and landscaping material and why Halquist Thinstone is quickly becoming the stone of choice for masons, architects, and masons. Download


Designing Commercial Projects with Manufactured Stone Veneer: June 19th, 2020

Design guidelines for sustainable manufactured stone veneer buildings, including product innovations and industry-related education. Download

Through-Wall Flashing Compatibility Sustainability & Performance: June 5th, 2020

Understanding the performance characteristics, compatibility with other wall components, the ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials. Download

Q&A: How COVID-19 Will Shape The Northwest Masonry Industry Of The Future: May 29th, 2020
Industry experts including representatives from manufacturing, mason contractors, and the associations for this 90 minute live Q&A on topics including:
  • Product Supply & Demand
  • Prefab and GCCM Opportunities
  • Jobsite Expectations
  • Opportunities for Local Sourcing
  • Masonry Systems Guide 3Detail AP


Environmental Benefits
of Historic Masonry

Masonry Systems are one of the most environmentally friendly construction products available into product market. Whether you’re looking at LEED 4.0, IGCC Green Building Code or other standards, masonry products will be available to support your design and construction needs. This webinar looks at the elements of LEED 4.0, IGCC, and Architecture 2020 and the benefits of using masonry systems. Download

Changes in Washington's Building Codes

A large amount of energy is spent heating or cooling buildings. The thermal efficiency Masonry Systems provide is another reason why masonry is a great long-term, sustainable material. This webinar explains which methods and designs involving masonry are most effective at insulating a building, as well as how to prevent thermal bridging. It also highlights Prescriptive, Component Performance, and Systems Analysis code compliance paths. Download

IGCC, LEED Volume 4 and the 2030 Challenge

The easiest way to go about environmentally friendly construction is to understand what that means. This webinar explains changes in volume 4 of LEED and IGCC Green Building Codes, and how they can help you reach the carbon-neutral goal of the 2030 Challenge. Download

Structural Masonry: Enduring a Natural Disaster

The inevitability of natural disasters is an unfortunate reality that we must plan for. An important key for a building to survive a natural disaster, especially earthquakes, is to allow for movement within the structure while minimizing large-scale damage. This webinar discusses the differences of anchored versus reinforced veneer and the structural movements that should be planned for. Download

Community Planning

Community building planning requires cost-effective construction with efficient materials that will sustain generations within that community. This focus on longevity is perfect for masonry building materials, especially when wildfires are a concern. In this webinar, the concept of community planning is explained using various communities in Colorado. Download