SCMA Concrete Masonry Academy

Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) has created a Concrete Masonry Academy designed to provide monthly education webinars on a variety of topics for all industry professionals at no cost.

Industry Partner Webinars

Storm Shelters And Safe Rooms: Resilient Structures, Sustainable Communities (1 PDH or 1 AIA CES LU/HSW)
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST
Featured Speakers: Pataya Scott, PhD (FEMA) and Glenn Overcash, PE (AECOM / FEMA Contractor)

Course Description
The presentation will provide background on safe rooms and storm shelters as well as their performance objective, current design references, and where they are required in the IBC and IEBC. We will explore how design and construction criteria for safe rooms and storm shelters result in resilience to tornadoes and hurricanes and provide enhanced sustainability for communities. Precast and cast in place examples will be shared. 


Anatomy of Construction Litigation Seminar – Charleston
Date: Monday, September 16, 2024
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speaker: Retired forensic engineer & expert witness, Derek Hodgin P.E., RBEC, CCCA, F-IIBEC

Course Description
Join us for an informative seminar on the Anatomy of Construction Litigation! This in-person event will be held at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing. Derek will discuss the four chapters in his book “Anatomy of Construction Litigation.” They include:

  • Identification of Defects
  • Written Report
  • Repair Scope
  • Testimony

Following the seminar, we would love for you to join us for Derek’s retirement celebration complete with hors d’oeuvres and drinks! Please indicate at checkout if you will be joining us!

Approved Course For:

  • SC Bar (6 credits)
  • NC Bar (6 credits)
  • IIBEC (6 credits)
  • AIA (6 CE/HSW credits)
  • RCEP (6 credits)

The Masonry Education Hub provides more than 60 on-demand courses and recorded webinars on a variety of masonry topics including design, materials, inspection, testing, and more. Most courses provide continuing education and many qualify for AIA Learning Units.

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Simplifying Masonry Series

The New Simplifying Masonry Series is designed to provide the professional community as well as the concrete masonry community a more in-depth education of the various elements of concrete masonry. Please note that the webinars are indicated below if they are AIA-registered and a certificate of attendance will be provided upon request.

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Looking for more educational opportunities? Check out the Education Section: Education – NCMA

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