Enhancing Thin Masonry Veneer: Metal Support Systems [Virtual]

12:00pm - 1:00pm

United States


Enhancing Thin Masonry Veneer: Metal Support Systems

Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 12pm ET

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This program examines the design and performance characteristics of metal backing systems that mechanically support thin masonry veneers. Comparisons between various systems and traditionally laid face brick masonry are made and critical design and installation factors are reviewed. Performance tests that establish code compliance of proprietary thin veneer support systems are identified. Strategies for water penetration, structural performance, thermal efficiency and NFPA 285 approval are presented. 

Learning objectives

  • Review water management strategies for mechanically supported thin masonry veneer systems 
  • Analyze veneer support methods for mechanically supported thin masonry veneer systems 
  • Identify requirements for supporting thin masonry veneer over continuous insulation 
  • Review how thin masonry veneer systems comply with building codes 

This free course is brought to you through a partnership with Glen-Gery. By registering for this course, you grant AIA permission to share your name and email address with Glen-Gery.



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