Bio/Firm Description: Robert (Bobby) Chamra joined Building Diagnostics, Inc. (BDI) in June 2013, and was promoted to Senior Engineer in August 2017. Mr. Chamra is a licensed structural engineer in the state of Texas. He also participates at The Durability Lab, a testing center housed at The University of Texas at Austin; with faculty, students, and his colleagues from BDI, he studies the durability of building components and identifies factors causing premature failure.
Bobby is a proud alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin obtaining his B.S. in Architectural Engineering in December 2011 and M.S. in Engineering in May 2013. He was the 2019 President of the SEAoT Austin chapter and has been an active SEAoT board member since 2015. Bobby is also an active member of ASTM Committees C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. He has published articles on integral water repellents in concrete masonry units and anchored masonry veneer code requirements. He is a voting member on the TMS 402/602 subcommittees for Reinforcement and Connectors (RC) and Veneer and Glass Block (VG) for the 2022 code cycle.
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About The Masonry Society
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.
The Society 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.