TMS E-News, October 1, 2019





October 1, 2019    

In This Issue
Register for Annual Meeting
Renew Dues Please
Inspection Webinars Starting on 9/5. Register soon!!
Plan Reading Webinar/Quizzes
Vote for Board Nominees
Solutions Manual Available for Textbook
Member Recruitment Contest
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
November 6-10, 2019 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona  
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 ConferenceJuly 5-8, 2020 with Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland
14th Canadian Masonry Symposium, 2021, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11th International Masonry Conference, 2022, York, England, UK
14th North American Masonry Conference, 2022, with the University of Nebraska Lincoln at Omaha
Upcoming Deadlines
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 2019 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ
Early Registration Rates End Soon!
The Masonry Society will hold its Annual Meeting from November 6-9 in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. A number of informative presentations will be offered between TMS's business meetings, Awards Luncheon, and other events. Some of the presentations that will be given include:
  • Freeze-thaw from the Inside Out, Emma K.F. Cardini, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. 
  • The Mystery of the Wandering Drip Edge, Robert C. Haukohl, Raths, Raths, & Johnson, Inc.
  • The 'Castle' Renovation on the south side of Camelback Mountain, Paul G. Scott, Caruso Turley Scott Structural Engineers
  • What's New in LEED v4.1, Christine A. Subasic, C. Callista Subasic
  • Design and Construction Guidelines for Dry-Stack Concrete Masonry, David T. Biggs, Biggs Consulting Engineering
  • Surprising Masonry, Scott W. Walkowicz, Walkowicz Consulting Engineers
  • Resilience-Based Blast Design of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Systems, Shady Hesham Abdel-Mohaimen Bakr Salem, The British University in Egypt
  • Discrete Element Models for the Seismic Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Structures, Daniele Malomo, University of California, Berkeley 
  • Hygrothermal Performance of Mass Masonry Walls Based on In-Situ Testing and Numerical Modeling, Patrick B. Dillon, WDP & Associates
  • Revit Plug-In for BIM-M, Jamie L. Davis, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying
  • Code and Design Poll with Q & A, Richard M. Bennett, University of Tennessee and Dave L. Pierson, ARW Engineers
Click the links below for additional meeting information and to register:
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 after the Annual Meeting in November to all 2019 Members that have not renewed by then (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!
Special Inspection Webinar Series Continues
Recordings Available for Earlier Webinars
The Masonry Society (TMS) 9-webinar series on Special Inspection of Structural Masonry continues into October, and recordings of past webinars are available for purchase. The webinar series is an excellent primer for anyone who plans to become a Structural Masonry Special Inspector (SMSI), or is new to masonry. It also is an effective learning tool for existing inspectors, testing technicians, designers and contractors on what is expected in the field. Remaining webinars on the following topics will be presented at 1 pm ET by the speakers listed:
  • Grout, October 3, Jamie Farny
  • Basic Masonry Construction, October 10, John Chrysler
  • Reinforcing and Grouting, October 17, Phillip Samblanet
  • Hot and Cold Weather Construction, October 24, Jamie Farny
  • Testing, October 31, John Chrysler
Recordings are available for the earlier seminars on:
  • 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
A 10th webinar on Basic Plan Reading has been scheduled for November 14, 2019 as noted below.
Basic Plan Reading Webinar & Plan Review Sessions Scheduled for November 14 - Registration Open
At the request of attendees to TMS's Special Inspection of Structural Masonry Webinar Series, Phillip Samblanet will present a webinar on November 14, 2019 at 1 pm ET reviewing basic plan reading for those unfamiliar and new to this important field skill. Emphasis will be on the purpose of plans, different types of information communicated on drawings, along with typical ways to show information through section cuts, details, schedules, and general notes.
Attendees have the option to also participate in a plan reading quiz and discussion session after the webinar (at 2 pm ET on November 14, 2019). Prior to the webinar, TMS will provide an online set of plans and quiz questions that are similar to those examinees may see on the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspectors Plan Reading Exam, Purchasers can then try the quiz prior to the discussion session, and Samblanet will review answers and show where they are found on the plans.
Webinar Speakers/Topics of Interest Sought
The Masonry Society (TMS) is seeking topics and speakers to present excellent technical webinars on masonry design, construction, evaluation and repair next Spring and Fall. Webinars are to provide a minimum of 1 hour continuing education, and will typically be offered the second Thursday of each month at 1 pm ET. Speakers will be paid up to $600 per webinar presented. 
Speakers interested in having a presentation considered may send a 1 paragraph description of the webinar, with title, and a 1 paragraph speaker bio to Phillip Samblanet by October 31, 2019. A selection committee will then review topics and work with selected speakers to schedule webinars. 
Topics of interest for webinars may also be sent to Phillip Samblanet for consideration.
Vote for 2019-2021 Board Class by October 10
Voting Members of The Masonry Society are reminded to submit their votes on the recommended slate of Directors for the Board by October 10, 2019 here. To submit a vote, Voting Members must be logged in to TMS's website.
The 2019-2021 Class of Board Directors recommended by the Nominating Committee 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
Biographical information on the nominees is posted at the link above. If elected, these nominees will join the current Officers and the 2018-2020 Class of Directors in leading TMS. 
New! Online Auction of Masonry Resources
TMS Fellow Member Rochelle Jaffe continues to reduce her inventory of construction-related toys and books. In cooperation with TMS, she is again offering some items for sale via this 3rd online auction. TMS Members and friends have the opportunity to pick up some difficult-to-obtain items and provide benefit to TMS at the same time (50% of the net purchase price will be donated to TMS). Click here to see items being offered and to see information on the silent auction.
Bids will be accepted until October 30, 2019, after which winners will be contacted by Rochelle to arrange payment and shipping.
Now Available! Historical Masonry Workshop Recordings
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 such as brick, stone, or concrete masonry units. 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 being 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.
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 is seeking new Members and future leaders of the Society, and to help with this goal, a Member Recruitment Contest has begun. We are asking TMS Members to help with these efforts by recruiting new Members to the Society. Details and recruitment tools are posted here. Prizes will be given next Spring to those that earn the most membership recruitment points. Recently Ece Erdogmus of the University of Nebraska jumped into the lead, but you can easily top her by bringing in just one Affiliate Member, or two Individual Members. We hope you will join us as we try to find the future leaders of our Team. Remember bonus points will be awarded for new members that renew in 2020.
Association Manager Sought for the Brick Southeast Association
Click here to obtain information on, or to submit resumes for, an Association Manager position for the Brick Southeast Association.
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Craig Davis, Walker Structural Engineering
Brian Davis., Stanley Group
Todd Harrison, Jacobs Engineering
Martin Ocon, Browder + LeGuizamon and Associates, Inc.
Aly Marei Said, Pennsylvania State University
David Taquino, Taquino Engineering
Mark Temple, Temple Structural Engineering
Kerry Volker, Lionakis
Steven Wilson, PACE
Gary Ogden, Atkinson-Noland & Associates
Hafizul Alim, Stiver Engineering/Lamar University
Mahmood Alsetri, Math Matters
Vishwa Vignan Reddy Beesam, Glenn Frank Engineering/CU Boulder
Andy Bertrand, Florida Atlantic University
Stephen Bugir, CU - Denver
Kelsey Canham
Daniel Corridan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ibrahim Soyabbhai Limkhedawala, The University of Texas at Arlington
Emily Lobnitz, J.R. Harris & Company
Erin Napier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Spencer Penn, University of Texas San Antonio
Kathryn Warren, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bradley Wilson, University of Colorado at Denver
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