Masonry Society: Educational Resources & Reminders

Educational Resources & Reminders


The Masonry Society (TMS) just finished our 2019 Spring Meetings and the 13th North American Masonry Conference and we are still flying high due to the excellent events, new friends made, and knowledge learned. We'll be following up on the NAMC in the coming days, and issuing press releases (some are already in the "News" section of the website), but because a few deadlines are coming up quickly, and there are some exciting new resources, we wanted to send this email out now.


Award Deadlines

The Masonry Society is now accepting nominations and applications for a number of awards including:

·    Master and PhD Theses Awards - Due to TMS by June 30th of each year

·    The John B. Scalzi Research Award - Due to TMS by June 30th of each year

·    The Paul Haller Structural Design Award - Due to TMS by June 30th of each year

·    TMS Service Awards - Due to TMS by June 30th of each year

·    Clayford T. Grimm, P.E. Student Scholarship - Applications Due by July 31st of each year.


TMS Journal Papers Needed

Turn your NAMC Paper into a Full Journal Paper?

The Masonry Society continues to seek quality technical papers for publication in future TMS Journals. Both research topics and general interest topics will be considered. We welcome authors of NAMC conference papers to recast their work with the addition of approximately 40% new material should they wish to have these papers considered for publication in the TMS Journal.


For information on submitting papers for consideration by TMS Journal, click here.


TMS Journal is North America's only technical journal dedicated to research, construction, materials, and design of masonry. TMS Journal is indexed and abstracted in Emerging Sources Citation Index by Clarivate Analytics.


ACI/PCA Professors Workshop Features Masonry Session

The American Concrete Institute, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and other industry organizations are hosting a Professors' Workshop on July 22-26, 2019 at ACI's Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Professors' Workshop is designed to provide instructors in civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, materials science, and construction management programs the tools to engage students in the latest developments in concrete and masonry design, construction, and materials. As in the past, the Workshop will feature a Masonry session presented by Dr. Ece Erdogmus and sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and The Masonry Society on Wednesday July 24. Click here for more information or to register.


Educational Resources


The Masonry Society has excellent resources for the classroom, and we offer discounts (often up to 50%) for classroom orders of 5 or more on most publications. Below are some of the most popular titles, but see TMS's website for other resources as well. To place a classroom order, call 303-939-9700 to receive the greatest discounts.


Complimentary Student Memberships


TMS offers a 6-Month Complimentary Student Membership for those students wanting to learn more about the Society. Consider joining here to learn about masonry while contributing to the growth of the Society and the advancement of masonry knowledge. Six month complimentary Student Members receive the following benefits:


·    E-Newsletter and Email updates - as a Member, you will receive our periodic newsletter and special email notifications of upcoming special events, offers, and new publications

·    In the Members Area you will have access to electronic copies of the TMS Journal which is the only refereed technical journal in North America devoted exclusively to masonry research, design,and construction

·    Also in the Member Area you can find electronic copies of TMS Responds - TMS’s technical bulletin containing responses to questions on masonry design, construction, evaluation, and repair

·    Free downloads of BIM for Masonry, Inspection Checklists, etc. are a part of TMS’s commitment to advance the knowledge of masonry


We hope you join the team!