TMS E-News Brief, February 9, 2018



News Brief



February 9, 2018    

In This Issue
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TMS E-Store 
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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 .
Masonry Basics 
( RCJ-1222-17)
(TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13)

Upcoming TMS Meetings
April 5-7, 2018, TMS 2018 Spring Meetings,  New Orleans, Louisiana 
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
10th International Masonry Conference: July 9-11, 2018 in Milan Italy

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.
Educators' Workshop at University of South Florida on March 11-13 - Register soon!
Early registration rates end on February 22 for the 2018 Masonry Educators' Workshop, which will be held at the University of South Florida in beautiful Tampa, Florida March 11-13. The Masonry Educator's Workshop (MEW), formerly called the University Professors' Masonry Workshop (UPMW), was recently renamed so that alleducators are welcome. The Workshop is designed to assist educators with creating or offering masonry courses so that students will be positively exposed to masonry and feel more comfortable when using masonry on their future projects. Educational sessions on masonry design, detailing, and construction will be presented; panel discussions on a number of topics are planned; and a hands-on masonry laying activity will be offered.   Click here for additional information on the Workshop or click here to register.  
TMS Spring Meetings - Hotel Filling Up so Register Soon 
The Spring Business Meetings of The Masonry Society will be held April 5-7 in beautiful New Orleans. We hope to see you there! 

An updated revised schedule of meetings is posted here. The hotel room block is filling up quickly, so if you are attending, register soon. 

Click here for information on the meetings and to register.

Also note Dr. Richard Bennett will be presenting "Why and How to do Strength Design of Masonry Structures" for the New Orleans Chapter of ASCE-SEI on the evening of Thursday, April 5, 2018. Click here for details
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 excellent 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 Samblanetno later than March 30, 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 March 30, 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
As noted elsewhere in this E-Newsletter, The Masonry Society will be hosting sessions and a booth at the upcoming 2018 Structures Congress. But we hope to offer additional sessions 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 March 30, 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 late this Summer. 
Papers needed for TMS Journal. 13NAMC 
Call for Abstracts to Open Soon 
Technical Papers and General Interest Topics are always needed for TMS Journal. Click here for information on submitting a manuscript for consideration. 
Also, in a few days, the Call for Abstracts for the 13th North American Masonry Conference will open. Watch TMS's website for details. 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.

Administrative Committee Highlight: Awards Committee 
Most TMS Committees are open for membership, and look for people to assist their work. Currently, The Awards Committee, one of several Administrative Committees that TMS has, is actively seeking new members.  Often the Administrative Committees operate "behind the scenes" to accomplish the mission of TMS. The Awards Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations for the TMS Service Award and the TMS Fellows Award, The Awards Committee meets virtually 2-3 times a year to consider nominations and is looking for new members! If you are interested in joining the Awards Committee, please contact TMS Staff no later than February 23.
Webinar Series Continues
Anchor Bolt Design Webinar on 3/8ssp
The Masonry Society's (TMS) "2nd Thursday of the month" webinar series continues on March 8, 2018 as Richard Bennett and Luke Scoggins review Anchor Bolt Design. Future topics and speakers are shown below. Click the links below for information on these webinars and to register. Each webinar will provide 1 hour of AIA Learning Units and most qualify as HSW LU's. Webinars start at 1 pm ET.
Date Topic Speaker
March 8, 2018 
Anchor Bolt Design Richard Bennett and Luke Scoggins
April 12, 2018 
Masonry Testing 101 Nicholas R. Lang
May 10, 2018 
Design of Masonry Shear Walls Richard M. Bennett
Renew Dues for Free Downloads & Discounts!
2018 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 read only access to several standards through 2018.

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 much more. Renew soon to take advantage of these and other benefits of Membership.
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.
Structures Congress Registration Open
Come Visit TMS Booth/Sessions! 
As reported in earlier e-newsletters, The Masonry Society (TMS) will be hosting a booth (#620) and sponsoring technical sessions at the 2018 SEI Structures Congress that will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from April 19-21.  Registration for the Structures Congress is now open, and we hope that if you attend, that you'll stop by TMS's booth to say hello.  
Member News 
TMS/ACI Members receiving ACI Recognitions
ACI will be honoring several TMS Members at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Salt Lake City, UT, March 25-29, 2018. ACI will bestow its highest honor - ACI Honorary Membership - to James Robert Harris "for visionary leadership in the development of codes and standards for the design of safe and reliable buildings and for dedicated service to the structural engineering profession." Professor Antonio Nanni is being presented with the Joe E. Kelly Award; William D. Palmer, Jr. is being presented with the ACI Education Award; and Wayne R. Wilson will receive the ACI Certification Award and be inducted as an ACI Fellow. TMS extends its warm congratulations to these Members for their dedication to the industry.
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Joseph Bonifate, Arch Masonry & Restoration
Ryan Howard, Florida Horizon Engineering
Jeffrey Hurd, Herrick-Saylor Engineers
Michael Mayall
Ron Moreno, Chimney Pros
Joseph J. Saldarelli, Restoration Engineering Services
Luke A. Scoggins, CH2M HILL
John Strybos, Alamo Community College District
Steven West, American Art Stone, Inc.
Brad Dimock , Hilton Consulting Engineers, LLC
Andrew Tilton, Civil and Environmental Consultants
Roshani Aryal, University of Wyoming
R. L. Mills, University of Wyoming
Benjamin Moore, The University of Oklahoma
Daniel B. Nyberg, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.
Bora Pulatsu, University of Nebraska
Josh Ring, University of Wyoming
Morgan Rummel, University of Wyoming
Eddy Sullivan, University of Colorado at Boulder
AY John York, Tennessee Technological University
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