TMS E-News, November 19, 2019





November 19, 2019    

In This Issue
Annual Meeting Awards
Renew Dues Please
SRW Committee needs Members
Inspection Webinar Recordings Available
Board Nominees Approved
2020 Structures Congress
Historic Masonry Workshop Recordings
Errata Postings
Mark Your Calendars for Spring Meetings
Solutions Manual Available for Textbook
Member Recruitment Contest
Employment Opportunity
Member News
New TMS Members
Notice on Unsubscribing
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.
(TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13)

Upcoming TMS Meetings
April 30-May 2, 2020 Spring Meetings,  Charlotte, North Carolina
October 14-17, 2020 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado
April 22-24, 2021 Spring Meetings, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
October 13-16, 2021 Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee 
Upcoming Conferences
17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference: July 5-8, 2020 with Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
14th Canadian Masonry Symposium, May 16-19, 2021, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11th International Masonry Conference, 2022, York, England, UK
14th North American Masonry Conference, June 9-14, 2023, with the University of Nebraska Lincoln at Omaha
Upcoming Deadlines
February 1, 2020 - TMS Fellow Member Nomination 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.
The Masonry Society wishes you a happy Holiday Season! As we move towards the holidays, please be reminded that the office will be closed on November 28, November 29, December 25, and January 1. 
Enjoy the holidays, and thanks for your patience.
TMS 2019 Annual Meeting Productive & Enjoyable
Numerous Awards/Recognitions Presented
Scott Walkowicz, TMS's newest Fellow Member
The Masonry Society held its 2019 Annual Meeting from November 6-9 in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Over 100 individuals attended the meetings, and a great deal of business was conducted. Between the business meetings, excellent technical presentations were given, and a number of enjoyable, and memorable activities were held. 
During the Society's Awards Luncheon on November 7, leaders of the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and members of the Administrative Committee Team and the Technical Activities Committee were recognized and thanked for their service. In addition, the following special awards were presented:
Click here to download a pdf of the Awards Lunch Presentation.
Renew Your 2020 Dues Now 
The Masonry Society is now accepting 2020 Dues Renewals through our E-Store. A letter regarding dues and some new Member benefits is posted here. As in the past, discounted subscriptions to several magazines are also being offered to renewing Members. Click here to renew your dues now (make sure to be logged into the site when doing so). If you need a paper copy of your dues notice, they will be sent out in early December to 2019 Members that have not renewed (it does, however, save us money and time if you can renew online before then).
Thanks for your support in 2019 and we are hopeful of accomplishing more great things with your help in 2020!
Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Committee Created
Members Sought to Develop New Standard
At the request of the industry, The Masonry Society's (TMS) Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and Board of Directors approved the creation of a new Segmental Retaining Wall (SRW) Committee, that is tasked with developing and maintaining consensus standard(s) addressing the design, construction, and quality assurance of these systems. Accordingly, the Society is seeking potential members for the new Committee. If you have interest in serving on this Committee click here. The Mission, Goals, and activities of the Committee are shown here.
Special Inspection Webinar Recordings Available
Recordings are now available for the The Masonry Society (TMS) 9-webinar series on Special Inspection of Structural Masonry. Topics include:
  • Introduction to Special Inspection, the 2018 IBC, and TMS 402/602, Phillip Samblanet
  • Introduction to Masonry Units, John Chrysler
  • Reinforcement and Connectors, Phillip Samblanet
  • Mortar and Mortar Mixing, Jamie Farny
  • Grout, Jamie Farny
  • Basic Masonry Construction, John Chrysler
  • Reinforcing and Grouting, Phillip Samblanet
  • Hot and Cold Weather Construction, Jamie Farny
  • Testing, John Chrysler 
2019-2021 Board Class Approved
New Board/Officers in Place
Voting Members of The Masonry Society approved the nominated Directors for the Board earlier this fall. Those approved in the 2019-2021 Class are:
  • Tom Corcoran, Zone 1 Representative
  • Fernando Fonseca, Zone 2 Representative
  • Robert Haukohl, Zone 3 Representative
  • Craig Bennett, Zone 4 Representative
  • David Stubbs, Zone 5 Representative
  • Steve Dill, At Large Representative
  • David L. Pierson, At Large Representative
  • Diane B. Throop, At Large Representative
  • David Sovinski, Sustaining Member Representative
Mohamed ElGawady, Matthew R. Hamann, Paul G. Scott completed their terms as Directors of the Board. 
In addition, Darrell McMillian completed his 2-year term as President, and Christine Subasic became the Society's President, and our first woman President. For a listing of Board Members and Officers, click here.
2020 Structures Congress Registration Open
Attend TMS Existing Masonry Session
Registration is now open for the 2020 Structures Congress that will be held in St. Louis. Missouri from April 5-8. The Masonry Society is again serving as a Cooperating organization for the Structures Congress, and will present the following session on Monday, April 6, 2020 from 1:30 until 3 pm.
Existing Masonry: Assessment and Repair
  • A Bear of a Challenge: Restoring the Great Seal of Missouri at the St. Louis Union Station, by Lurita McIntosh Blank, Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.
  • Surviving Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Time, by David Biggs, Biggs Consulting Engineering
  • The Mystery of the Wandering Drip Edge, by Robert C. Haukohl, Raths, Raths & Johnson, Inc.
  • Historic Masonry Facade Salvation (Facadectomies), by Peter M. Babaian, Simpson Gumpetz & Heger
The Structures Congress is typically attended by more than 1200 engineers, exhibitors, and sponsors and includes dozens of sessions. We hope to see you there and we hope you will attend the TMS session!
Historical Masonry Workshop Recordings Available
Recordings of a workshop on Historical Masonry are now available on the TMS website. This program is intended for those assessing, purchasing, stabilizing, or renovating existing buildings (especially historic buildings) with masonry walls. Topics include building code evaluation of existing buildings, moisture and energy performance, masonry crack repair, strengthening masonry, and more. The 6 hour program is split into 14 parts, which can be purchased individually or together at a 25% discount. TMS Members also receive an additional 25% discount.
Proceeds are donated to the Clayford T. Grimm, P.E. Student Scholarship.
The workshop was presented April 2013 at the University of Texas - Brownsville Campus. Speakers include Alan Pettingale, Andreas Stavridis, Benchmark Harris, Michael Schuller, and Gordon Shepperd.
Errors Sometimes Occur. 
Do you know where to find Errata Online? 
While we do our best to make sure information is accurate and correct, sometimes errors, omissions, and typographic errors happen. As such, TMS posts errata for its publication here. And if you think something is incorrect, let us know, and we can check. 
Mark Your Calendars! TMS Spring Meetings April 30 - May 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina
The Spring Business Meetings of The Masonry Society (TMS) are scheduled for April 30 - May 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. General information and registration information will be available early in 2020. If you have interest is sponsoring the Meetings, please contact the office. 
We hope to see you there!
New! Database of TMS Journal & NAMC Papers 
The Masonry Society (TMS) is pleased to announce that all past peer-reviewed papers appearing in TMS Journal and the proceedings of the North American Masonry Conference (NAMC) can be searched here, and TMS Members have complimentary access to the more than 1600 titles in the database. The database can be searched by keywords or authors. Papers are available for purchase by Nonmembers.
NEW! Solution Manual for Masonry Structures, Behavior & Design
Dr. Ahmad Hamid has released a Solution Manual for faculty teaching masonry using the new Masonry Structures: Behavior & Design. Solutions of selected problems from the 8 main design chapters are presented. This manual is for instructors who teach masonry courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. Design problems are solved using TMS 402-16 code provisions. Problems are selected to reflect understanding of major concepts of design of unreinforced and reinforced concrete and clay masonry walls.
This Solution Manual is provided as a complimentary pdf to educators using the book for their class when a letter is provided by the professor on University letterhead requesting it, and noting that it will not be distributed.
Member Recruitment Contest - Please Help!
Ece Erdogmus still in the Lead
The Masonry Society needs Members and future leaders of the Society, and to help with this goal, a Member Recruitment Contest is underway. Please help us recruit new Members to the Society. Details and recruitment tools are posted here. Prizes will be given at the Spring Meetings to those that earn the most membership recruitment points. We hope you will join us as we try to find the future leaders of our Team. Remember bonus points are awarded for new 2019 members that renew in 2020.
Executive Director Sought for NWCMA
Click here to obtain information or to submit an application for the Executive Director position with the Northwest Concrete Masonry Association.
Member News
Paul Hoggatt has retired after serving  37 years as President of Hoggatt, Inc. and later Hoggatt LP. He was actively involved in many associations and within TMS he served on the Board for and Chaired the Construction Practices Committee (2002-2009). In 2008 he received the TMS Service Award for his exceptional service to TMS in time of need. Andrew Hoggatt will take over as President of Haoggatt, LP and TMS Member, Mel Oller will continue as Vice President and Partner.
Vilas Mujumdar, FTMS, receive the Medal of Excellence in Engineering from the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO). This medal is the highest honor given to an individual by WFEO. Within TMS, Mujumdar served on the Board of Directors, TMS 402/602 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures Committee, the Technical Activities Committee, and the Research committee.

Trey Hamilton has joined the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as a Senior Engineer where he will provide technical and administrative support to ACI's technical committees and assist with the development of technical resources, educational programs, and the adoption of ACI's consensus-based standards. Hamilton has been a Member of TMS since 1996.

MO-based masonry contractor Grant Contracting recently was awarded The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis 2019 Design Award in the craftsmanship category for their work on the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The award is given to local firms for superior craftsmanship in the construction industry in a specific trade profession. The winning projects represent great skill, patience, and attention to detail of the craftsmen, who beautifully carry out the design intent of some of St. Louis's most expressive and complex building projects.
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Karin Deas, Contra Costa County
Ildesonso Gonzalez, DOTec Corporation
Darron Hayden., Hayden Consulting Engineers
Joshua Henry, TM Rippey Consulting Engineers
Jodi Henry, Jodi Collins, PE
Christine Jansen, Interwest Consulting Group
Kerwin Julien, Julien Engineering & Consulting, Inc.
Arthur Leon, Kiwi ii Construction
Dusit Roongsang
Peter von Buelow, University of Michigan
Nicholas Wentink, JQ Engineering, LLP
Steven Wilson, PACE Engineering
Cidne Bernhardt, University of Wyoming
Abigayle Bush, University of Wyoming
Hayden Green, University of Wyoming
Caleb Pachel, University of Wyoming
Indira Pokhrel, Southern Illinois University
Alex Spieler, RPI
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