As the saying goes, “I am glad you asked that question.” The short
answer is “Yes,” there is a designated minimum air space in
Many years ago when I was still in school, I had to fight for good grades
like everyone else. The problem in my math classes was not just getting
the answers correct, but providing the necessary proof for the answers. The teachers did not seem to appreciate my knowledge (or maybe it was my explanation) that if I gave them my proof, I would have to shoot them. I could see their displeasure by the drop in my grade. They finally wore down my resistance, and I decided to see reality and provide the proof with my answers.
To find the entire answer, we go to Chapter 12 of TMS 402-13. The
actual name is Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures,
but you will find I use “TMS 402-13” or the “Code” because it is shorter.
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January 31, 2017
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Governor Rick Scott Appoints Five to Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of two and the appointment of three to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council.
Kelly Curtis, 47, of Windermere, is the vice president and general manager of Prestige Concrete Products VCNA. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 31, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019.
Darryl Fales, 46, of Estero, is the president of Preferred Materials - Concrete Division. He succeeds Bernardo Diaz and is appointed for a term beginning January 31, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019.
Dr. Michael Armbruster, 54, of Winter Garden, is an educator for Orange County Public Schools. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 31, 2017, and ending June 30, 2017.
Jay Snyder, 56, of Orlando, is the president of Masonry Accessories, Inc. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning January 31, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018.
Robert Carlton, 43, of Saint Augustine, is the general manager of Capital Concrete and Masonry, Inc. He is reappointed for a term beginning January 31, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019
By Jerry M. Painter, Masonry Association of Florida 2017 Chairman
Welcome to my world! And before you ask what a ticket to my world costs or how much the travel expenses are to get there, let me explain what my world is. It is not as glamorous as big game hunting, marlin fishing, or skydiving.
My world is the World of Codes and Standards. While many of you are asking what in the blazes I’m talking about, let me explain.
Our lives are governed by many codes. Most everyone has their own personal or business association “Code of Ethics.” A code is a system of rules of conduct or procedures. When a “code” is accepted by a governmental body, it becomes law by either inclusive writing of the code or by reference. Such is the case of the International Building Code (IBC). A building code is considered a life/safety document for obvious reasons.
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On Wednesday January 11, 2017, the Masonry Association of Florida was invited to a Masonry Open House sponsored by the Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Masonry Apprenticeship and Educational Foundation. Baker Correctional Masonry Instructor Robert S. Melgaard invited the MAF members and Masonry Contractors from North Florida to visit his classroom and masonry practice area.
The Open House was a great success with 21 people attending. Attendees included: Jim Painter from the Florida Concrete & Masonry Educational Foundation; Jerry Painter representing the MAF; Bill Lauver from the Department of Education Apprenticeship Division; Al Herndon from the FMAEF; and, three representatives from RD Masonry in Jacksonville, including Owner Joe Bucher, Mike Bosshart and Ted Cleland. Capital Concrete & Masonry Solutions Project Manager Paul Rivers; Tom Taylor from Taylor Concrete; and Steve Meggs from ARGOS attended the program. Also present were 3 area masonry instructors: Mike Beville, Derwin Bass and Robert T. Melgaard. There were two representatives from Florida State College of Jacksonville: Carissa Gardner and Lindsay Bowen. Operation New Hope’s Linda Mack was there as well as Dwaine Sweet from the CareerSource NE Florida.
After completing the check-in process, the attendees were taken on a tour of the Department of Corrections education facility. The group observed how inmates are screened, which education programs are available for them, and how masonry students are selected for Mr. Melgaard’s class.
When the tour was completed, the attendees had the opportunity to meet and speak with the masonry students in the masonry Lab. The visitors also saw the students’ hands on projects. Robert Melgaard, Al Herndon, Jim Painter spoke to the students and participants. Jerry Painter gave an excellent presentation to the inmates on what it will take for them to come into the masonry trade and urged them to put the masonry skills they have learned in Mr. Melgaard’s class go to good use. Jerry’s presentation was certainly well received by the students and everyone present. After a question and answer period, the attendees had a working lunch provided by the Department of Corrections Culinary Department.
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On Friday November 17, 2016, the Florida State College at Jacksonville hosted “Florida Apprenticeship Week” in the Advanced Technology Center at the downtown campus.
Al Herndon from the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation and Tim Hinson from Miller Electric spoke the benefits of apprenticeship for your company and the construction industry.
Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship, and the State Department of Education Apprenticeship Division, the Medical Industry, Manufacturing Industry, Maritime Industry, representatives from various construction trades and public schools, with over 40 people in attendance.
After a question and answer session the attendees were giving a tour of the Advance Technology Center. For more details contact Al Herndon firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.masonryeducation.org .
On Friday, November 4, 2016, Bryan Light of Brick Southeast held a hands-on masonry lab for Dr. James Sullivan at University of Florida.
The MEF/MAF holds an annual hands-on masonry lab for the students of Dr. Sullivan's Undergraduate Program at the Rinker School of Construction Management. The M. E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction Management at the University of Florida prepares graduates for careers in the construction industry. The core curriculum includes a mix of technical, managerial, and business courses. Graduates receive a comprehensive education including theory and practical applications, and they are fully prepared for their responsibilities in the construction.
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Award winners were honored at the 2016 MAF Annual Convention held at the Hutchinson Island Marriott on July 28 - 31, 2016. The top three winners will be featured in the September Issue of the 2016 Masonry Excellence Awards Annual "Bragbook". The projects that will be featured are:
Congratulations to all of the winners. Details regarding the Masonry Excellence Awards Program, or the 2016 Masonry Excellence Bragbook can be obtained by contacting Deb Bartolucci, MAF Marketing Director - 954-295-9926 or email@example.com
Florida's construction lien law works the way it should about 99% of the time, bringing projects to successful completion with payment to those who made them possible. It is one of the most well-thought-out and structured laws in the country that’s well balanced between the industry and consumers to preserve rights if certain steps are taken, while providing consumers with a proper payment defense. Read more.