TMS E-News Brief, October 19, 2018



News Brief



October 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
Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials (MuRiCo6): June 26-28th, 2019
Bologna Italy
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 Scholarship Application Deadline
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 Awards Leaders During Annual Meeting
During the Society's 2018 Awards Luncheon on October 4, leaders of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and members of the Administrative Committee Team and the Technical Activities Committee were recognized.
Jerry Painter (left) receives the 2018 President's Award from Darrell McMillian
The following special awards were presented:
2018 Student Theses Awards and the James L. Noland Scholarship will be announced at the North American Masonry Conference Banquet in June.
Samblanet Honored for 20 years of Service
During The Masonry Society's 2018 Award Luncheon in Cleveland Ohio, Ohio, a special surprise celebration was held to honor Phillip Samblanet, TMS's Executive Director, for 20 years of Service to the Society. Gifts including a Scott Fly Rod and Ross Reel, a plaque, a gift certificate to a wonderful Boulder restaurant, cards, cuff-links, and cake were given by TMS and its Members to Samblanet. Saying Samblanet was surprised is an understatement.  Everyone enjoyed the celebration and the good memories shared. 
Samblanet extends his sincere thanks to everyone involved in the celebration, and for supporting him during his 20 years at TMS.
TMS President Darrell McMillian (right) honors Executive Director, Phillip Samblanet for 20 years of Service to the Society.
Webinar Series Continues
The Masonry Society's (TMS) "2nd Thursday of the month" webinar series continues on November 8th as Sam Rubenzer of FORSE Consulting reviews Design of Movement and Control Joints for Masonry. 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(s)
November 8
Sam Rubenzer, FORSE Consulting
December 13
Pamela Jergenson, INSPEC, and Michael Schuller, Atkinson-Noland & Associates
January 10, 2019
W. Mark McGinley, University of Louisville
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 much more. Renew soon to take advantage of these and other benefits of Membership.
Sponsorship Opportunity for 2019 Sustainability E-News
The Masonry Society is now accepting sponsorships for its popular Sustainability E-News, which is developed by 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.
NAMC Manuscripts Due November 5, 2018
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. Authors of the more than 230 abstracts are now preparing manuscripts for review, which are due on November 5, 2018. 

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.
What do you wish new hires knew about masonry? 
Your thoughts needed!
Attention engineers, architects, suppliers/manufacturers, contractors, educators, and anyone else involved in the specifying, designing, installing, and/or manufacturing of masonry and related assemblies!  What do you wish graduating structural engineers knew about masonry?  Heather Sustersic (Providence Engineering; member of TMS 402/602 Structural Members and Reinforcement and Connectors Subcommittees) and Mary Haynes (Providence Engineering) would like your input for a paper that they are authoring for the upcoming North American Masonry Conference (NAMC) that will help educators prioritize the material presented in their masonry courses.
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.
Structures Congress - Registration to Open 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
Registration for the Structures Congress will open soon. 
Noland Scholarship Applications Due 4/16/19
The Masonry Society (TMS) is now accepting applications for the 2019 James L. Noland Student Fellowship until April 16, 2019 (Click here for Rules and the Application). 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 in 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.
Updated Sound Transmission Standard Approved
With the approval of the Board of Directors and the Technical Activities Committee, the Design Practices Committee will publish new version of Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Class of Masonry Walls (TMS 302-18) later this month. Renewing Members of The Masonry Society will be able to access the Standard online once it is available. Watch TMS's website and future editions of the e-newsletter for details.
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Andrea Ramirez Villalba, University of Costa Rica
Ahmed Ashour
Tim Begole, Alpha Testing
Mitchell Deacon
Richard Denton, Rock-N-River, LLC
Tom Elliott, IMI
Steven Judd, Interstate Brick Company
Darin V. Lasater, Acute Engineering, Inc.
Gregory Mowat, Forensic Tile Consultants
Michael Sanders, Domtar Paper Company
Fred Villarreal, DP Engineering Ltd. Co.
Colin E. Richardson, Hayduk Engineering LLC
Daniel Swanson, McComas Engineering, Inc.
Hala Aldnan, University of Texas at Arlington
Hexun Cai, Northwestern University
Vaibhav Chavan, Auburn University
Dana Hajhamdan, University of Texas, Arlington
Mustafa GokhanF Kesti, SUNY at Buffalo
Dafne Carolina Martín-Alarcón
Jesse Parrish, Auburn University
Abigail Valek, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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