TMS | Fall Webinars, Night School, and Additional Educational Offerings

Register Now! Lap Splice Webinar, September 10 @ 1 pm ET
Ed Huston, PE, SE, will present this informative webinar related to determining required lap splice length, and potentially how to reduce those lengths by providing transverse reinforcement across the laps. He will review requirements in the 2016 TMS 402/602 and the 2018 International Building Code.
Details on this webinar, along with registration information are posted here. This webinar will offer 1 hour of continuing education (1 AIA LU).
Masonry Night School Registration Now Open
Click here for additional information and to register
FREE NCMA Sponsored Webinars Coming this Fall
The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) is sponsoring two education sessions that are free to attendees and which offer 1 hour of Continuing Education (1 AIA LU)i:
Click the links above to information or to register for these free TMS webinars.
Virtual Annual Meeting to Offer Education, Business Meetings, & Fun
Mark Your Calendars - Registration to Open Soon
As reported earlier, The Masonry Society's Annual Meeting will be held virtually from October 12 through the 16. The Meetings will open with a Welcome Session for introductions and to overview on of the week's events, including:
  • Business Meetings of TMS's Committees including the Board of Directors
  • A Virtual Arrival Reception where we'll unwind and chat about some of the coolest things we've done, cooked, and crafted since our last meeting. TMS Executive Director, Phil Samblanet, will share some of his workshop projects, and we are hoping you will come with examples and photos of what you've been up to.
  • The Virtual Town Hall will review Society activities and the status of some major projects underway. There will also be an "open mic" session to provide you and other attendees an opportunity to share what you'd like to see TMS considering undertaking in the future.
  • Game Night is being planned that will be a fun online type of masonry Quiz show where we'll provide virtual prizes such as discounts and e-gift cards to the winners.
  • Women in Masonry session is planned and invited guests will include some of the female trailblazers of TMS. A Younger Member Forum is being planned as well.
  • One of the most anticipated events will be our Leaders and Legends Forum where we catch up with past leaders and legends of the Society and hear what they've been doing. A few of the legends expected to date include past presidents Dan Abrams, Jerry Painter, Pat Rand, John Melander, and Darrell McMillian, past TMS 402/602 Chairs Richard Klingner, Diane Throop, and Dick Bennett.
  • The Awards Recognition Program will honor those winning a number of awards including the President's Award, Service Awards, the Paul Haller Design Award, the John B. Scalzi Research Award, and the Master's Thesis and Ph.D. Dissertation Awards, while also recognizing past and incoming officers and Board Members
In addition, a number of educational offerings will be offered during the Annual Meeting:
  • Existing Masonry Case Study Educational Session will be offered on October 14, 2020 from 10-11 am ET. This session will include three informative and interesting presentations
  • Peter M. Babaian, Principal of Simpson Gumpetrz & Heger (SGH) will begin the session discussing his work on Repairing and Restoring MIT’s Great Dome and the Barker Engineering Library
  • Carlo Citto, a Structural Engineer with Atkinson-Noland & Associates will then present his work Assessment and Rehabilitation of Stone Arch Bridges: An Overview
  • The session will then end with Tie Rods and Pattress Plates - A better way to tie unreinforced masonry buildings together: the old-fashioned way by Craig M. Bennett, Jr., owner of Bennett Preservation Engineering PC
  • Design and Detailing of Perforated Screen Walls will be offered on October 15, 2020 from 10-11 am ET by Brian E. Trimble, Director, Industry Development and Technical Services of the International Masonry Institute 
  • Storm Shelter Design will be offered on October 16, 2020 from 10-11 am ET by Scott Walkowicz, owner of Walkowicz Consulting Engineers 
Registration for the above webinars and the Annual Meeting will begin in the next few weeks.
Current Sponsors of TMS's Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting are shown below. If you would also like to sponsor the meetings, contact TMS.
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