Masonry Codes and Construction in the United States
讲座时间: 2017年6月15日(周四) 上午10:00
讲座地点: 土木工程楼 520 会议室
讲座教授：Professor Richard Bennett
Richard Bennett earned his Bachelors degree in civil engineering from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, and his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation was on the reliability of structural systems. He is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he also directs the Engineering Fundamentals Program. Dr. Bennett has been active in research in masonry structures for the past 25 years. His initial research in masonry was in the area of masonry infilled frames. He is been active in a variety of areas of masonry research, primarily related to the design of masonry structures. He has been a leader in masonry code development in the United States. He has been chair of the Flexural and Axial loads Subcommittee, vice-chair of the Main Committee, and was chair of the Main Committee from 2013-2016. Currently he is 2nd vice-chair of the main committee. Dr. Bennett teaches a course in masonry design at the University of Tennessee. He has given many different seminars and short courses across the United States on masonry design. He is a contributing author to the Masonry Desinger’s Guide.
Dr. Bennett will give a brief overview of the building code system in the United States, including how codes are adopted, model building codes such as International Building Code, and consensus codes such as the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures. He will present the organization of the Masony Code, and a summary of the main requirements of the code. Dr. Bennett will also cover masonry construction in the United States, and how it has changed over time. He will particularly focus on seismic design requirements for masonry structures.