News Brief



June 12, 2018    

In This Issue
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New Publications
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Some publications are also available electronically .

Masonry Basics
( RCJ-1222-17)

(TMS 402-13 and TMS 602-13)



Upcoming TMS Meetings
October 3-6, 2018, TMS 2018 Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio

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  
Upcoming Conferences
ASTM C01, C07, C12 and C15 Masonry 2018 Symposium, June 26 2018, in San Diego, CA

10th International Masonry Conference: July 9-11, 2018 in Milan, Italy

PCA Education Foundation Professors' Workshop, July 23-27, 2018, in Skokie, Ill

13th North American Masonry Conference: June 16-19, 2019 with Brigham Young University in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Upcoming Deadlines
June 30, 2018 - Deadline for Nominations for the Paul Haller Structural Design Award, Service Awards, John B. Scalzi Research Award ,and Outstanding Student Thesis Awards.

July  31, 2018 - Clayford T. Gimm P.E. Student Scholarship Application Deadline

February 1, 2019 - Fellow Nominations Due
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Translation errors occurred in the E-Newsletter we sent early today/ Below is corrected copy. We apologize for the errors and the additional email. 
Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design, 4th Edition now available from TMS
The long-awaited update to the popular textbook Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design, 4th Edition has been completed and is available in both a printed and a digital format from The Masonry Society. Dr. Ahmad Hamid updated this widely used textbook and guide to discuss new research findings and to reflect the design provisions in the TMS 402/602-16. The textbook also includes numerous design examples (based on the strength design method) and two buildings designs of a single-story building and a multistory building. This textbook is ideal for undergraduate and graduate level courses and it is an exceptional reference for practicing designers. Click here for information or to place and order. 
Mark your Calendars for TMS Annual Meeting!
October 3-6, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio

Preparations are well underway for The Masonry Society's 2018 Annual Meeting that is being held in "born-again" Cleveland, Ohio from  October 3-6. As most know, this former industrial city is now a thriving technology center and the downtown area around TMS's host hotel is vibrant, fun, and growing.  
For these meetings, TMS will be trying a condensed meeting schedule, so attendees will want to click here to view the schedule before making travel plans. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Seves Glass Block, TMS's Member/Guest Reception will be held at the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Informative and timely educational sessions are being planned, and during TMS's Awards Luncheon, Dr. Richard Klingner will be recognized as TMS's newest Honorary Member, Dr. William Mark McGinley will be made a Fellow of the Society, and other awards and recognitions will be given. Click here for more information on the meetings. Registration for the meetings will open later this month.   

Masonry is Sustainable Brochure Updated by the Sustainability Committee
The Sustainability Committee of The Masonry Society recently updated its "Masonry is Sustainable" Brochure, which reviews the positive environmental attributes of masonry products. The brochure discusses how masonry's attributes can be used within the LEED v4 rating system, and beyond LEED, in a broader approach to sustainable buildings.  
This new edition may be downloaded at no cost   here
Fall/Winter Webinars - Mark Your Calendars
Based on the success of the 2017/2018 TMS "2nd Thursday of the Month" Webinar Series, TMS is preparing for Fall and Winter webinars as follows:
  • Specifying the Right Mortar and Grout for your Projects, Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, October 11, 2018  
  • Design of Movement and Control Joints for Masonry, Sam Rubenzer, FORSE Consulting, November 8, 2018
  • Masonry Façade Inspections -Best Practices and Tips, Pamela Jergenson, INSPEC and Michael Schuller, Atkinson-Noland & Associates, December 13, 2018
  • Rational Design of Masonry Veneers and Shelf Angle Supports, W. Mark McGinley, University of Louisville, January 10, 2019
All webinars will begin at 1 pm ET and will provide 1 hour of continuing education and will be registered for AIA Learning Units. Watch TMS's website for background information on each webinar, and registration information..

Abstracts for 13NAMC Due July 31st
The 13th North American Masonry Conference seeking excellent papers an is accepting proposed abstracts until July 31, 2018. If you are interested in sponsoring this important conference, are willing to assist with paper review, or may want to present during the new Innovative Technology sessions, please contact the conference organizers.

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.

TMS Journal Papers Wanted
TMS Journal is North America's only technical journal dedicated to research, construction, materials, and design of masonry. Technical Papers and General Interest Topics are always needed for TMS Journal.  

To view a listing of papers published in past TMS Journals, click here.

Dr. W. Mark McGinley named TMS Fellow Member
The Masonry Society's Board of Directors has named W. Mark McGinley, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research at the University of Louisville, as a Fellow of the Society. Dr. McGinley was nominated for the position of Fellow based on his significant contributions and achievements related to masonry education and research.   Click here to read more about Dr. McGinley's achievements and service.
TMS will formally recognize Dr. McGinley at its 2018 Annual Meeting (October 3-6 ) in Cleveland Ohio during its Awards Lunch on October 4 .

MDG 2016 - Coming in July!
The Masonry Society has recently completed the 9th Edition of the Masonry Designers' Guide, which is designated as the MDG-2016 so that readers know it is based on the 2016 TMS 402 and TMS 602. This new Guide, which will be available in July, has been completely updated; includes over 110 practical design examples of typical masonry components and buildings; and provides information related to masonry requirements in the 2018 International Building Code (IBC), and ASCE 7-16.
The MDG-2016 is an excellent resource for designers as well as students learning about masonry. Watch for availability information in July on TMS's website.  

Award and Scholarship Reminders
Click on the links below for information, forms, and applications for the following TMS awards: 
Member News
Honorary TMS Member, David T. Biggs, has been given the SEI 2018 Dennis L. Tewksbury Award. This Award recognizes an individual member of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers and of ASCE who has advanced the interests of SEI through innovative or visionary leadership; who has promoted the growth and visibility of SEI; who has established working relationships between SEI and other structural engineering organizations; or who has otherwise rendered valuable service to the structural engineering profession.
The Natural Stone Institute recently announced its 2017 Pinnacle Awards. Kevin Camarata of Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. of Houston, TX was awarded a Pinnacle award for Commercial Interiors.
The seventh annual Rising Stars in Structural Engineering from Civil + Structural Engineer magazine recently recognized TMS Member Ece Erdogmus, Ph.D., P.E., as one of its 2018 Rising Stars. This award is given to Structural Engineers, 40 years old or younger working in the United States, who have shown exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service benefiting the civil and structural engineering professions, their employers, project owners, and society. Dr. Erdogmus is professor of architectural engineering at the University of Nebraska.  
Sez Atamturktur has been named the Harry and Arlene Schell Professor and Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State, effective July 1. Currently, Dr. Atamturktur is a provost's distinguished professor and professor of environmental engineering and earth sciences, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering and civil engineering at Clemson University. 
Welcome New Members of TMS!
Nathaniel E. Bolds, Black & Veatch Corporation
John deCaro, DeCaroWillson
Juan Guerra, Guerra Development Corp.
John Jarrett, Jarrett Construction Services, Inc.
Neil Kuplic, FDH Infrastructure Services
David Stoess, FreemanWhite
Adam Walburn, Northern Technologies, LLC

Kenneth B. Horton , DLR Group

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