TMS E-News Brief, December 19, 2018



News Brief



December 19, 2018    

In This Issue
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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.
(TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13)

Upcoming TMS Meetings
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  
April 30-May 2, 2020, TMS 2020 Spring Meetings,  Charlotte, North Carolina
October 14-17, 2020, TMS 2020 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
Upcoming Conferences
13th North American Masonry Conference: June 16-19, 2019 with Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
17th International Brick and Block Masonry ConferenceJuly 5-8, 2020 with Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
Upcoming Deadlines
December 31, 2018 - Member Dues for 2019 Deadline
February 1, 2019 - Fellow Nominations Due
June 30, 2019 - Deadline for Nominations for the Paul Haller Structural Design AwardService AwardsJohn B. Scalzi Research Award ,and Outstanding Student Thesis Awards.

July  31, 2019 - Clayford T. Gimm P.E. Student ScholarshipApplication Deadline
TMS Members Area
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The Masonry Society (TMS) wishes you the warmest Holidays Greetings, and all the best in the New Year!

It has been quite a year for the Society, that saw the development of many new publications, presentations of excellent webinars, and much. more. Many thanks to our Members, supporters, sponsors, and volunteers for their help and support.  

Click here for a short summary of some of the many things accomplished this year. 
Veneer/Shelf Angle Webinar on January 10
The Masonry Society's (TMS) "2nd Thursday of the Month" webinar series continues on January 10, 2019 as W. Mark McGinley, University of Louisville reviews Rational Design of Masonry Veneers and Shelf Angle Supports.This webinar will provide 1 hour of AIA Learning Units.
Renew Dues for Free Downloads & Discounts!
2019 Membership Renewal Notices have been sent to TMS Members and can be accessed here (click here if you are not currently a TMS Member, but would like to join). As thanks for renewing, in addition to regular membership benefits, TMS is offering complimentary read-only subscription access to several standards through 2019.  
Besides being a part of the foremost organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of masonry, TMS Members receive many other benefits including discounts, typically 25% of more on TMS publications, seminars, webinars and events; free electronic access to all TMS Journals; free electronic access to all TMS Responds, and more. Renew soon to take advantage of these and other benefits of Membership.
As a reminder, for those Members who requested an invoice, please remember to submit payment, preferably by year's end! Thanks!
Sponsorship Opportunity for 2019 Sustainability E-News
The Masonry Society is now accepting sponsorships for its popularSustainability E-News, which is developed by TMS Member Christine Subasic, to keep the industry, practitioners, 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 3300 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 before year's end.
Over 150 NAMC Manuscripts Received!
Sponsors Needed to Support Conference
Preparations are well underway for the North American Masonry Conference that will be held from June 16-19, 2019 in beautiful Salt Lake City. More than 150 manuscripts have been received and are now being reviewed. A broad range of topics are covered by the manuscript, and they will serve as an excellent basis for an informative and amazing conference. NAMC registration will open in early January.

Special Innovative Learning Sessions are also being planned, and sponsors are needed to help support these sessions and the conference. For more information, click here.
RFP for 14th NAMC - Proposals due by May 1, 2019
As has been reported, the 13th North American Masonry Conference is rapidly approaching. At the conference, it is hoped that the site for the 14th North American Masonry Conference, which will be held in 2023, can be announced. Therefore, The Masonry Society is accepting proposals from interested universities/professors wishing to host the conference. Proposals must be submitted to TMS no later than May 1, 2019. Details on proposal requirements are outlined here.
TMS Journal Volume 36, No. 1 Published
The Masonry Society has completed TMS Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1 with the papers listed below. TMS Members can access the Journal online at no charge. Nonmembers may purchase the Journal at a nominal fee, and the printed Journal will be sent to Subscribers in January.
TMS Journal is being indexed by Clarivate Analytics in Emerging Sources Citation Index.
Technical Papers
  • Compressive Strength Prediction of Grouted Hollow Concrete Block Masonry: Major International Codes and a Proposed Model, By: Salah R Sarhat and Edward G. Sherwood
  • Finite Element Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infill Walls Subjected to Lateral Load Reversals, By: R. Allouzi and A. Irfanoglu
  • Joint Reinforcement as Primary Shear Reinforcement for Concrete Masonry Shear Walls, By: Greg Baenziger and Max L. Porter

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. For information on submitting papers for consideration by TMS Journal, click here.
Presentations Sought for Scottsdale Annual Meeting
In 2014, TMS held a fantastic set of meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona, and perhaps due to the success of those meetings, events, hikes, and educational sessions, we are headed back on November 6-9. To help us provide an even better set of meetings in 2019, we are seeking interesting presentations by excellent speakers  
Presentations will be given on the morning of November 7 and are to be from 15 to 20 minutes in length. If you would like a presentation considered, please forward a title, 1 paragraph description, a 1 paragraph speaker bio to Phillip Samblanet by February 15, 2019. Presentations must not be promotional and should be of interest to those wishing to learn more about the design, construction, evaluation, or repair of masonry. A selection committee will consider proposals and will notify accepted presenters in the Spring. 
Presentations Sought for Fall Webinars
TMS's "2nd Thursday of the month" webinar series is taking a hiatus after the January 10, 2019 webinar on Rational Design of Masonry Veneers and Shelf Angle Supports to allow staff and TMS Members to focus on the upcoming North American Masonry Conference. But TMS will continue the series during the Fall of 2019, so send us your ideas for interesting webinar topics, and if you are willing to present a 1 hour webinar, let us know that as well.
Structures Congress - Register Soon!
As reported in earlier e-newsletters, The Masonry Society (TMS) will be hosting two technical sessions at the 2019 SEI Structures Congress that will be held in Orlando, Florida from April 24-27. Topics and speakers include:
  • What Structural Engineers need to know about Historic Masonry by Craig Bennett, P.E. of Bennett Preservation Engineering PC, on Friday, April 26 from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Masonry Research Session on Saturday, April 27 from 10 to 11 am with the following presentations:
    • Foundation Support Condition of Masonry Walls by Clayton Pettit, University of Alberta
    • Performance-Based Seismic Design Of Partially Grouted Reinforced Concrete Masonry Buildings by Ahmad A. Hamid, Ph.D., P.E., FTMS - Drexel University
    • Partially Grouted Masonry Shear Wall - Canadian Research and Recommendation by Jeffrey Hung, M.Sc., E.I.T. - Stantec Consulting
    • Slender Masonry Walls - Canadian Requirements, Guidelines and Recommendations by Clayton Pettit, University of Alberta
NolanNolandScholarshipd Scholarship Applications Due 4/16/19
C.T. Grimm Scholarship Applications Due 7/31/19
The Masonry Society (TMS) is accepting applications for the 2019 James L. Noland Student Fellowship until April 16, 2019 as well as the Clayford T. Grimm P.E. Student Scholarship until July 31, 2019. 
Established in 1995 to honor the memory of James L. Noland, the Noland Fellowship is awarded every four years to a graduate student who is doing research on masonry. This research can be on materials, structures, architecture, or construction and must be performed under the direction of a Member of The Masonry Society. The current value of the award is $3,000 US. The next award will be presented in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 16 - 19, 2019, at the 13th NAMC. Click here for Rules and the Application.
Award Nominations Deadlines
The Masonry Society is now accepting nominations and applications for a number of awards including:
MADCAD & TECHSTREET offering TMS E-Standards
The Masonry Society (TMS) recently entered into an agreement with MADCAD to make TMS's standards and new publications available through their MADCAD online subscriptions service including multi-user access.  TMS also renewed relations with TECHSTREET for e-standard options and multi-user access. 
Updated Sound Transmission Standard Published
As reported in the last TMS E-News, The Masonry Society's Board of Directors and the Technical Activities Committee recently approved the Design Practices Committee updated Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Class of Masonry Walls (TMS 302-18).
Renewing Members of The Masonry Society are able to access the Standard online as noted here. 
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Logan Belton, Calstone Company
Polihronis Ioannis Bourdaniotis, Stantec
Craig Horton, International Masonry Institute
Darin V. Lasater, Acute Engineering, Inc.
Jianwei Liu
Brian W. Makovec, Johnston Burkholder Associates
Matthew Mangano, Mangano Consulting
Eric McDonald, McDonald Structural Engineering, PLLC
Joseph Pape, Shive-Hattery
Christopher H. Raebel, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Ryan Christensen, BYU
Christina Frezynski, University of Idaho
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