Webinars, Meetings, New TMS Responds

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Stone Anchoring Webinar

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TMS Honorary Member Scott W. Walkowicz will present an informative webinar on anchor design for natural and cast stone cladding of various sizes with emphasis on large scale or ‘dimensional’ stone. Stone anchoring system selection criteria will be presented followed by discussion of back-up system considerations and anchor design examples. Content will also include a summary of available code and design guide provisions and their application. Hand analysis and FEA methods will be illustrated.


Click here for additional information or to register for this important webinar that will be presented on February 13 at 1 pm ET, and which will offer 1 hour of continuing education.


Other upcoming webinars are:


·    March 12, 2020 @ 1 PM ET Strength Design of Clay and Concrete Masonry Richard Bennett, University of Tennessee, and John M. Hochwalt, KPFF Consulting Engineers


·    April 9, 2020 @ 1 PM ET What's New in LEED v4.1 - A Focus on Masonry Christine Subasic, C. Callista Subasic










The Masonry Society has issued its latest issue of TMS Responds with responses to questions on the following topics:


·    Joint Reinforcement Types, response by Rochelle Jaffe and Dan Zechmeister

·    Joint Reinforcement - Heavy Duty vs. Standard, response by Rochelle Jaffe

·    Allowable Shear for Special Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls, response by Richard Bennett and John Hochwalt

·    Flexural Tension Values, response by Richard Bennett

·    Finding Topics in previous TMS Responds and TMS Journals, and finding Errata


TMS Members can access this and other issues of TMS Responds here at no charge. Nonmembers may download TMS Responds for a nominal fee.





Spring Meeting Registration Open: The Masonry Society (TMS) will hold its Spring Business Meetings on April 30 through May 2 near the Charlotte International Airport. We hope you'll be able to join us for these important meetings that will include a critical meeting of TMS 402/602 as the Committee will be preparing revisions for review by the Technical Activities Committee following the meetings. Most of TMS's other Committee's will also be meeting and working on a number of important publications, guides, and projects and TMS's Board of Directors will be considering a budget for its 2021 Fiscal Year that will begin in August.


Click here for information on TMS's Meetings. Please note: Another major event is occurring during this time in Charlotte, so register soon for a hotel room. By registering early with TMS, you also receive a discount.








Registration Open for 17IB2MaC: Click here for information on, and to register for the 17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference which will be held July 5-8, 2020 at Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland.





Fellow Nominations Due February 1. Help us recognize those special TMS members by nominating them for Fellow Member consideration. Click here for information on nominating, or to see our current Fellows.





Educational Resources


The Masonry Society has excellent resources for the classroom, and we offer discounts (often up to 50%) for classroom orders of 5 or more on most publications. Below are some of the most popular titles, but see TMS's website for other resources as well. To place a classroom order, call 303-939-9700 to receive the greatest discounts.