Buildings of a certain height may require one or more shelf angles for the purpose of creating a horizontal movement joint within the masonry veneer. The primary function is to accommodate movement that occurs within the veneer and between the structure and the masonry veneer. The shelf angle also becomes a point where water can exit the wall assembly and support flashing. This seminar will review various design and construction considerations when detailing a shelf angle consisting of movement control, moisture management, thermal performance, strategies for optimizing shelf angle location, constructability with interfacing components, and accommodating construction tolerances.
- Review the masonry code’s prescriptive requirements for shelf angle location along with optimization strategies through case studies.
- Discuss thermal performance of shelf angles along with various design solutions.
- Understand considerations for constructible shelf angle solutions including accommodating construction tolerances and integration of heat, air and moisture controls.
- Learn shelf angle detail considerations when accommodating both differential movement and aesthetics.
This is a virtual event on Zoom. Please register before 11/11/20 to ensure you receive access to the presentation.
Members - FREE
Non-Members - $25
1 hour of CE credit will be given
About the Speaker
Jeff Diqui, Director, Technical
International Masonry Institute
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering with a major in Structural Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience that has been focused on the building enclosure. Experience has included forensic investigations related to moisture intrusion and structural related problems, structural design, building condition assessments, development of repair / rehabilitation designs, and construction observations. For over a decade, Jeff has been a frequent lecturer nationally to architects, engineers, specifiers, building envelope consultants, contractors, and code officials on subject matter pertaining to the importance of maintaining continuity of air, water, vapor, and thermal controls of the enclosure and the ever-important interface detail. Jeff is actively involved with the building science and architectural / engineering professions. He is Program Director for the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) - Chicago Chapter, Technical Roundtable Committee Member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) - Chicago Chapter, and Terminations & Flashings Committee Member of the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).