Masonry Advisory Council Seminars

Join us for Two Great Seminars on May 9th!

Both Speakers will be at each Event.

Choose Your Location: 

Morning Event – Chicago at the East Bank Club 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Not Available Afternoon Event – Oak Brook at Maggiano’s Restaurant 12:30 pm – 4 pm


Exterior Masonry Walls and Energy Code Compliance – Speaker W. Mark McGinley

Achieving energy code compliance is becoming increasingly more difficult using the code prescriptive methods. Whole building analysis is one alternative method that will produce more cost effective designs for exterior masonry assemblies. This presentation provides an overview of energy code provisions, reviews energy studies performed utilizing whole building analysis, and provides recommendations for cost effective energy efficient solutions for energy efficient exterior masonry wall designs.



Troubleshooting Masonry Construction – Speaker Jim Lucas

This seminar will discuss troubleshooting the main problems impacting appearance and performance of new masonry, explain how proper new construction cleaning prevents problems, identify problems breathable air barriers solve, list ways of solving problems common to existing masonry, describe the main factors involved in restoring and maintaining the appearance and performance of historic building envelopes.


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Sign Up Now for the Oak Brook Seminar > This location is at capacity. Please consider joining us for the morning session in Chicago.

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Our seminars are perfect for Architects, Structural Engineers, Building Code Officials, Distributors and Mason Contractors and are approved for AIA credit.

Are you interested in hosting an AIA CES accredited course in your facility? Choose from one of our already prepared seminars, or, MAC can work with you to develop a course specific to the needs of your organization. Your employees can earn their AIA CES credit(s) with the added convenience of remaining in your workplace. Our Lunch & Learns are provided at no cost to you, and we provide the lunches for all attendees.

Choose your program and we’ll get the ball rolling!

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Masonry Doesn’t Burn

Masonry should be your first choice when building, and there are many reasons why that holds true. To learn more about how masonry doesn’t burn, watch our video here: Masonry Doesn’t Burn.