Richard M. Bennett named TMS Honorary Member
The Masonry Society
by Phil Samblanet
2w ago
UPDATED: 2024-02-10 Richard M. Bennett The Masonry Society has named Dr. Richard M. Bennett as an Honorary Member for his numerous contributions related to masonry education, codes, and standards. Dr. Richard Bennett is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Within TMS, Dr. Bennett’s contributions have been significant, He has been very active in the TMS 402/602 Code Committee. He was vice-chair for the 2013 code, chair for the 2016 code, and served as 2nd vice-chair for the 2022 code and is serving in this same role for the 2028 code. He was instrum ..read more
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Interstate Brick Seeks Applicants for Technical Director Position
The Masonry Society
by Noah
3M ago
Read below for a summary of the Technical Director position. Visit Interstate Brick at interstatebrick.com to learn more and apply. POSITION SUMMARY The Technical Director position is a specific opportunity to engage your talents to solve problems for the architectural, engineering, and construction communities by offering creative masonry solutions. Become part of a hand-selected sales/engineering team that is successful because of the synergy created by each member’s contributions, and a culture that infuses a drive for accomplishment, continuous learning, and improvement. Architects don’t a ..read more
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2023 TMS Service Awards Presented to Hunsicker and Schuller
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by Phil Samblanet
3M ago
During the Masonry Society’s 2023 Annual Meeting on November 9 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dawn Rogers, Chair of the Society’s Administrative Committee Team presented 2 Service Awards on behalf of the Awards Committee as follows. Ronald J. Hunsicker 2018 TMS Service Award Recipient Ronald J. Hunsicker, was presented his second service Award (the first in 2018 as pictured) at the 2023 Annual Meeting. The 2023 Award being given for his significant contributions reviewing all chapters of TMS 402/602-16 on the Society’s new Masonry Standards Online (MSO) platform despite not being assigned as a pr ..read more
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2023 Haller Award Presented to Paul G. Scott
The Masonry Society
by Phil Samblanet
3M ago
Paul G. Scott Paul G. Scott, P.E., S.E. Former Partner of Caruso Turley Scott, Inc., was presented with the 2023 Haller Award during The Masonry Society’s Annual Meeting on November 9, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico by David Sommer, Chair of the Design Practices Committee. Sommer noted that Scott has been a strong masonry advocate for many years. Scott has designed numerous masonry residential, commercial, and industrial projects, some using the Integra Block post-tensioned CMU system in the western US. One of his signature projects is the tallest post-tensioned masonry building in the United ..read more
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2023 President’s Award Presented to Paul Scott
The Masonry Society
by Phil Samblanet
3M ago
Paul G. Scott Paul Scott, P.E., S.E. was presented with the 2023 President’s Award during The Masonry Society’s Annual Meeting on November 9, 2023 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. TMS President W. Mark McGinley recognized Scott’s exceptional voluntary service, most recently as Chair of the Technical Activities Committee where he is now serving his second term, after 2 previous terms as a member of TAC. McGinley noted that Scott has served on many Committees including TMS 402/602, BIMM, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors in the past to lend his practical knowledge and expertise. Sco ..read more
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Outstanding Paper Awards at the 14th NAMC
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by Phil Samblanet
4M ago
TMS presented awards to recognize outstanding papers presented at the 14th North American Masonry Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on June 13, 2023. Award Recipients Best experimental work: Shake Table Tests of Traditional Timber Frame Masonry Construction System, by Aanisa Gani, Durgesh C Rai, Jan Mohammad Banday Best analytical/numerical work: An Analysis Model for Partially Grouted Shear Walls Using Macro-Modelling: Importance of Reporting Joint Shear Strength, by: Amr Ba Rahim, Clayton Pettit, Carlos Cruz Noguez, Jeffrey Hung Best paper with a graduate student as the first author: Sensitivit ..read more
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TMS Journal Outstanding Paper Awards at the 14th NAMC
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by Phil Samblanet
4M ago
Dr. Laura Redmond, Editor of TMS Journal presented the following Outstanding TMS Journal Paper Awards during the Awards Banquet for the 14th North American Masonry Conference on June 13, 2023, Outstanding Technical Paper Award Recipients “Development of Masonry Wall Resistance and Fragilities for Out-of-Plane Wind Loads” By: Shahriar Quayyum and Sudhan Banik, published in Vol. 39, No. 1, December 2021 “Corrosion-Based Service Life Analysis for Adhered Masonry Cladding Systems in Canada” by: Yasser Korany and Mark D. Hagel, published Vol. 37, No. 1, December 2019Honorable Mention: “A Ten-Year ..read more
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MDG-2022 & Cast Stone Standards, 2023 Now Available
The Masonry Society
by Noah
4M ago
The latest editions of Masonry Designers’ Guide and Standards for Architectural Cast Stone are now available! Bundle MDG-2022 with TMS 402/602-22 and receive $25 off your order Masonry Designers’ Guide – 2022 $220.00 Add to cart Standards for Architectural Cast Stone, 2023 Edition $90.00 Add to cart Masonry Designers’ Guide – 2022 The Masonry Designers’ Guide – 2022 is a valuable reference for engineers, contractors, architects, inspectors, building code authorities, and educators. MDG-2022 includes more than 150 design examples on topics such as: Concrete and clay masonry Au ..read more
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2023 Annual Meeting to be held November 8-11 in Albuquerque, NM
The Masonry Society
by Noah
4M ago
Come join us in beautiful and historic Albuquerque, New Mexico from November 8-11 for the 2023 Annual Meeting Join us to participate in TMS business and committee meetings (including TMS 402/602 meetings) and network with other masonry professionals at social events. A number of interesting and timely educational topics will also be presented, including: Historic Masonry Bridges in the US, Peter M. Babaian, PE, SE Common Maintenance Issues With Brick Masonry Walls – When Should They Be Addressed?, Robert C. Haukohl, PE The Dirt on Earthen Masonry: Codes, Challenges, and Opportunities, Ben L ..read more
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TMS Seeks Executive Director
The Masonry Society
by Noah
4M ago
The Masonry Society (TMS) is seeking a new Executive Director leader to build upon the history and continue the growth and prominence of the Society. The ideal candidate for this position will be a strategic leader with well-rounded management capabilities and a passion for masonry. TMS has a dynamic and engaged volunteer base and are looking for an Executive Director eager to support them. About TMS The Masonry Society (TMS) is an educational, scientific, and technical society dedicated to the advancement of scientific, engineering, architectural, and construction knowledge of masonry ..read more
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