TMS E-News Brief, April 26, 2018



News Brief



April 26, 2018    

In This Issue
Quick Links
TMS E-Store 
TMS Member Area 
TMS Sustainability E-News
New Publications
To find out more about the publications listed below, or to order them, visit the  TMS eStore .
Some publications are also available electronically .
Masonry Basics 
( RCJ-1222-17)
(TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13)

Upcoming TMS Meetings
October 3-6, 2018, TMS 2018 Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio

June 14-16, 2019, TMS Spring Meetings, Salt Lake City, Utah

June 16-19, 2019, 13th North American Masonry Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah  
November 6-10, 2019, TMS 2019 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona  
Upcoming Conferences
ASTM C01, C07, C12 and C15 Masonry 2018 Symposium,June 26 2018, in San Diego, CA 

10th International Masonry Conference: July 9-11, 2018 in Milan, Italy

PCA Education Foundation Professors' Workshop, July 23-27, 2018, in Skokie, Ill

13th North American Masonry Conference: June 16-19, 2019 with Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Upcoming Deadlines
June 30, 2018 - Deadline for Nominations for the Paul Haller Structural Design Award,Service AwardsJohn B. Scalzi Research Award ,andOutstanding Student Thesis Awards

July  31, 2018 - Clayford T. Gimm P.E. Student ScholarshipApplication Deadline 
February 1, 2019 - Fellow Nominations Due 
TMS Members Area
The TMS Members Area provides access to resources including TMS Journal, TMS Responds, Member Logos, member lists and much more! In addition, the Members Area is the portal for Members to receive special discounts on publications, seminars, and events.
TMS Responds Released on Post-Installed Anchors, Tornado Sheltering and more 
  TMS Responds Volume 16 is now available on The Masonry Society's website. This volume includes responses to questions on
  • Post-Installed Anchors in Masonry
  • Tornado Sheltering with Masonry - Debris Impact Testing,
  • Hook Requirements on Horizontal Reinforcement in Special Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls.

Click here to download. TMS Members can access this and past issues of TMS Responds for free through the TMS eStore.

Masonry Inspection Checklist Update completed by the Construction Practices Committee 
The Construction Practices Committee of The Masonry Society developed a Masonry Inspection Checklist for use during the preconstruction, construction, and closeout phases of a project. The document serves as a tool for masonry construction inspectors, mason contractors, general contractors, architects, and engineers to assist them in assuring compliance with the applicable building code and contract documents. It is now available in an expandable/ collapsible spreadsheet so that users can focus on those portions applicable for their projects. This new edition may be downloaded at no cost here
Coming Late May - Masonry Structures: Behaviour and Design, 4th Edition 
The long-awaited update to the popular textbook Masonry Structures: Behaviour and Design, 4th Edition has been completed and will be available from The Masonry Society in late May. Dr. Ahmad Hamid has updated this widely used textbook and guide to discuss new research findings and to reflect the design provisions in the TMS 402/602-16. The textbook also includes numerous design examples (based on the strength design method) and two buildings designs of a single-story building and a multistory building. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate level courses and it is an exceptional reference for practicing designers. Watch TMS's website in late May for new on availability or to place an order. 
Shear Wall Webinar on May 10
Dr. Richard M. Bennett of the University of Tennessee, who served as Chair of TMS 402/602-16, will present Design of Masonry Shear Walls on May 10th at 1 pm ET to close The Masonry Society's Spring Webinar Series. For information and to register, click here. This webinar provides 1 hour of AIA Learning Units
Opportunities to Share, Teach, and Contribute
The Masonry Society and some of our friends in the industry are looking for excellent presentations, Journal Papers, Articles, and assistance on Committees. Below are just a few options, but many other opportunities exist. Contact staff for more information. 
Annual Meeting Presentations Sought 
TMS is seeking presentations for its Annual Meeting that will be held October 3-6 in Cleveland Ohio. Presentations will be presented on Thursday (new this year) October 4th and are to be 20 minutes in length and must comply with TMS and AIA requirements noted here. If you have a technical presentation you would like considered, please email a Title, a one paragraph description, and a 1 paragraph speaker bio to Phillip Samblanet no later than May 7, 2018. Notification of selected topics will be made later this Spring. 
Webinar Presentations Needed
The Masonry Society's "2nd Thursday of the Month" webinar series will continue this fall and speakers and topics are sought. Presentations must be 50 to 55 minutes in length and must comply with TMS and AIA requirements noted here. If you have a technical presentation you would like considered, please email a Title, a one paragraph course description, 4 Learning Objectives, and a 1 paragraph speaker bio to Phillip Samblanet no later than May 7, 2018. Presentations will be selected based on those that seem of most interest to the reviewing Committee. Notification of selected topics will be made later this Spring. 
2019 Structures Congress Presentations Sought
The Masonry Society is hoping to host sessions and a booth at the at the 2019 Structures Congress (April 25-27, 2019 in Orlando, FL). If you have a technical presentation you would be willing to present for TMS, please email a Title, a one paragraph description, and a 1 paragraph speaker bio to Phillip Samblanet no later than May 7, 2018. Also note your preferred length of presentation. Topics will be proposed to SEI in June and notifications of presentations will be sent to speakers later this Summer. 
Papers needed for TMS Journal. 13NAMC 
Call for Abstracts is Now Open  
Technical Papers and General Interest Topics are always needed for TMS Journal. Click here for information on submitting a manuscript for consideration. 
The Call for Abstracts for the 13th North American Masonry Conference is open until July 31, 2018. If you are interested in sponsoring this important conference, are willing to assist with paper review, or may want to present during the new Innovative Technology sessions, please contact us

Have You Renewed Your TMS Dues for 2018?
TMS Dues Renewal Notices were emailed to Members at the end of 2017. TMS dues run on the calendar year. If you still need to renew for 2018, login to the TMS website and you will be prompted to renew on your Member Home Page. Not a TMS Member yet but thinking of joining? Click here .
New for 2018 , TMS Members receive "read only" access to several standards in addition to their other Member Benefits. 

Besides being a part of the foremost organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of masonry, TMS Members benefits include discounts, typically 25% or more, on TMS publications, seminars, webinars and events; free electronic access to all TMS Journals; free electronic access to all TMS Responds, and much more. 
Sponsorship Opportunity for 2018 Sustainability E-News
The Masonry Society is now accepting sponsorships for its popularSustainability E-News, which is developed by Christine Subasic , to keep the industry, practi tioners, and others updated on issues related to sustainability, resiliency, energy, and more. Published twice per month, Sustainability E-News provides positive frequent exposure to sponsors. It is sent directly to over 3500 subscribers by TMS, and it is received/viewed by many more as it is distributed and posted by many other organizations. Sponsorship rates are also very reasonable, starting at only $ 250/year and going up to the platinum level at just $1500 for the year. To become a sponsor or to renew sponsorship, contact TMS.
Award and Scholarship Reminders 
While it still seems a long time off, don't forget: 
Spring Meeting Notes and Busy Spring 
This spring has been extremely busy and productive for The Masonry Society and we are working on a number of new projects, while finishing many others. During the Spring Meetings, the Board of Directors approved an aggressive Fiscal Year 2019  budget for the Society while the Executive Committee has begun Long Range Planning with consideration of the 6-year revision cycle for TMS 402/602. 

Earlier this Spring, the Society, with support of the masonry industry, also hosted an excellent Masonry Educator's Workshop, conducted several webinars, finished reviews of the textbook, Masonry Structures Behaviour and Design and the Masonry Designers' Guide 2016, and several other publications. Work will continue over the summer months to complete additional publications and resources.  
Member News 
Distinguished Professor of Architecture Patrick Rand, FAIA, DPACSA , FTMS, has become one of the first NC State recipients of a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award. This award is highly competitive and is considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. To be considered, applicants must be eminent scholars in their discipline and have a significant publication and teaching record. Rand will use his award to teach and research at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, from January to May 2019.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger recently named Anindya Dutta  as an Associate Principal. Dutta specializes in structural and earthquake engineering, analyzing and designing a variety of structures in high-seismic zones. His experience also includes seismic evaluation and retrofit of seismically deficient low- to high-rise structures.
Welcome New Members of TMS!


Michael Arnold, Michael Arnold Masonry, Inc.

Robert W. Barnes, Auburn University

Yuxiang Chen, University of Alberta

Guillermo Claure, University of Miami

Stephanie L. Cramer, University at Buffalo, South Campus

Joshua Cronholm, Ammex Masonry, Inc.

Jeffrey M. Diqui, International Masonry Institute

Adel ElSafty, University of North Florida

Patrick Granitzki, Dynamic Earth, LLC

Marco Ibarra, Ibarra Structural Engineering

Fritz Jaeger, DLK

Kris Aaron Koenig, Kansas State University

Jonathan Kovach, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Gary W. Leister, III, Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates

Yong Li, University of Alberta

Rui Liu, University of Florida

Charles Loving, Corbin Consulting Engineers

Mark Manowczak, Entech Engineering, Inc.

Primus Mtenga, Florida State University

Monika Nain, National Concrete Masonry Association

Terry Rathbun, TLS Enterprises, LLC

Rajan Sen, University of South Florida

Dan Siteman, International Masonry Institute

Michael J. Stokes, University of South Florida

Paul Stole

John Strybos, Alamo Community College District

Charles Voos, Acme Brick Company

Kenneth Wilk, Northland Pioneer College

Casey Williams, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Lee Winkler, III. Ascent Group



David J. Harris



Chanelle CarmichaelPangolin Structural, LLC

Sergio Guindon, Cirrus Structural Engineering, LLC



Hasan Ayouby, Concordia University

Jacinta Christiansen, University of Nebraska

Qudama Albu Jasim, Texas A&M University

Morgan Marlow, Hill Engineers Architects Planners inc.




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