Michael Schuller, president of Atkinson-Noland & Associates in Boulder, Colo., will present “Nondestructive and In-place Evaluation of Masonry” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Room 110 of the Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus.
The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UMR Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies.
Nondestructive techniques and in-place test methods are used to evaluate how masonry was built and are also used to locate deterioration. Schuller will discuss advanced methods for evaluating masonry conditions, such as microwave radar, infrared thermography, and ultrasonic pulse velocity testing.
“These techniques are used to locate cracks and voids and to determine where steel reinforcement and grout is placed within a masonry wall,” Schuller adds.