ABOUT

MISSION:
The Indiana/Kentucky Structural Masonry Coalition is an alliance of masonry organizations working together to encourage the use of structural masonry by providing resources and design support to the engineering community in Indiana and Kentucky.
The Coalition is founded on the belief that one system - masonry - provides the engineer tremendous design flexibility; that structural masonry is a key component to sustainable design; and that the economy of materials realized by the use of structural masonry results in significant cost savings.

GOAL: 
The Coalition seeks to be a resource to Indiana/Kentucky engineering community by providing design assistance, technical service, and in some cases project-specific consultation and hands-on training in masonry engineering software. Our collective goal is to help Indiana and Kentucky engineers and architects design buildings that are innovative, meet current code requirements and design objectives while taking full advantage of the efficiencies of structural masonry.

 

MEMBERS:

BAC Local 4 Indiana/Kentucky
http://www.baclocal4.org/

Indiana Masonry Contractors Association
www.indmasoncontractors.com

International Masonry Institute
www.imiweb.org

Midwest Masonry Council
www.midwestmasonrycouncil.com

Great Lakes Cement Promotion Council
www.glcement.org

If interested in becoming a Member: 317-872-3426 
Contact Joe Alberts Ph.: 317-872-3426, Email: jalberts@imiweb.org
Contact Terri Truitt, CSI Ph.: 317-504-3593, Email: territruitt@midwestmasonrycouncil.com



Professional Resources

Design Assistance and Resources can be provided. If interested feel free to contact Joe Alberts

JOE ALBERTS
Director of Industry & Technical Services
International Masonry Institute
Joseph Alberts is currently the Director of Industry Development and Technical Services for the International Masonry Institute of the Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky, regions.
Prior to IMI, Joe Alberts started in the masonry industry 23 years ago. Throughout at that time, he was an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, masonry superintendent, then state apprentice instructor for BAC Local 4 IN/KY..

Prior to IMI, Joe Alberts started in the masonry industry 23 years ago. Throughout at that tim, he was an apprentice, journeyman, foreman, masonry superintendent, then state apprentice instructor for BAC local 4 IN/KY.

ENGINEER BIO'S:

SCOTT WALKOWICZ
Principal, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers; Lansing, Michigan 

MARK MC GINLEY
 
Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research,
Civil and Environmental Engineering, J.B. Speed School of Engineering University of Louisville

DIANE THROOP
Principal of Diane Throop PE, LLC

ROCHELLE JAFFE
Principal, Rochelle C. Jaffe Consulting, P.C.

SAMUEL RUBENZER 
Owner, FORSE Consulting, Eau Claire, WI

IKSMC Partner Logo's

STRUCTUAL COALITON AFFILIATES

American Institute of Architects
www.aiaindiana.org

American Institute of Architects Kentucky
www.aiaky.org

ISEA-Indiana Structural Engineers Association
www.seain.org

SEAok-Structural Engieers Association of Kentucky
www.seaok.org

IMI - International Masonry Institute
www.imiweb.org

“Structural Masonry is a Key Component to
Sustainable Design"