About TMS

Formed in 1977, The Masonry Society (TMS) is an educational, scientific, and technical society dedicated to the advancement of scientific, engineering, architectural, and construction knowledge of masonry. TMS is a not-for-profit, membership driven organization that gathers, correlates, and disseminates information for the improvement of the design, construction, manufacture, use, and maintenance of masonry products and structures. As part of these efforts, TMS develops standards, guides, and other resources, educates through seminars, workshops, conferences, and collaborates with the construction industry, design profession and other leaders desiring to see a better and more resilient built environment.


A world where masonry continues as the system of choice for a sustainable built environment


To advance masonry knowledge, its development and application


  • Collaborate with and engage the global masonry community
  • Aggregate and expand masonry information
  • Provide education and disseminate knowledge
  • Sustain and advance a vibrant Society

Anyone with an interest in masonry is invited to join TMS. Engineers, architects, educators, manufacturers, contractors, craftsmen, code officials, and students, typically find the most benefit.