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The Practical Design of Temporary Masonry Bracing

Provider: Mason Contractors Association of Greater Chicago
Discipline: Safety
Credits: 1.50

This presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the three types of temporary bracing systems for masonry walls under construction:

1. Externally Braced
2. Internally Braced - Unreinforced
3. Internally Braced - Reinforced

Design tables will be distributed for all three systems.

Participants will learn:

- "Comparison of the OSHA Wall Bracing Safety Standard" and the industry "Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction"
- To easily design temporary bracing using all three systems for the majority of wall conditions masonry contractors are faced with
- To check the foundation for overturning
- To properly size a surface deadman
- To calculate brace forces and brace capcity
- To know when to contact an engineer for assistance (which will be limited to just a minority of wall conditions from here on out

For more information please visit or contact Mason Contractors Association of Greater Chicago at 847-824-0146.

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“The MCAA keeps my company competitive with other building materials.”

John Smith
John J. Smith Masonry Company
MCAA member since 1990

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