TMS 402/602-22 Released
Following a six-year development schedule, The Masonry Society has completed and published the 2022 edition of TMS 402/602 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures.
The new 2022 edition has been updated throughout for new referenced standards, including ASCE/SEI 7-22 and numerous ASTM Standards. Other major changes to the TMS 402/602-22 include:
- New, more rational, masonry veneer provisions
- New Appendix D on composite reinforcement in masonry
- Updated and refined provisions throughout, including compression-controlled section requirements
Purchases of printed copies receive a free 3-month trial subscription to the upcoming web-based TMS 402/602 and a 6-month membership in TMS for new members. Use the registration card provided with your book to redeem access. See below for more information.
TMS 402/602-22 Night School
Review of the New Standards and Changes Made
Wednesdays @ 7 pm ET, October 19th through November 16th
During this five-part Night School webinar series, masonry experts and Committee leaders will review the new standards and changes made since the 2016 edition. These standards will form the basis for masonry design provisions in the 2024 International Building Code and other model building codes and include some major new provisions that include a new appendix on masonry partition walls reinforced with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) reinforcement, completely revised anchored and adhered veneer provisions, and enhancements throughout the standards.
Register for all five sessions to receive:
10% discount on registration + 10% discount on a print or electronic copy of TMS 402/602-22
Online Subscription Access
The Masonry Society (TMS) and HighWire announce a development partnership on a web-based version of two TMS Standards [TMS 402 (Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures) and TMS 602 (Specification for Masonry Structures)]. This platform will enable subscribers to access the document’s provisions easily with significant added content such as commentary, design examples, references, and more. When complete, the system will be integrated into TMS’s existing website. Options to offer multiple “seats” will be available to firms and classes. In general terms, this project will develop an online platform similar to ASCE 7 Online and other hosted content platforms being developed by many standards organizations.
Over the next few months, TMS and HighWire will develop the site for the 2016 and 2022 editions of the TMS 402/602 standards. Additional content including past editions of these standards and possible other TMS standards is being considered. After testing, TMS and HighWire are targeting release in early 2023.