If you design masonry, or evaluate and plan repair and retrofit strategies, access free resources and learn more about resources, design aides, codes, standards and educational events.
While other masonry associations represent producers, contractors, and labor, The Masonry Society keeps design professionals as one of their key audiences for the Society’s work, aiming to help architects, engineers and other masonry consultants with the design, evaluation and repair of masonry. To do this, TMS needs design professionals as members, because who better knows what they need than other designers and consultants. So if you commonly work with masonry, please consider joining TMS to both learn, while also helping to contribute.
Some of the popular resources for designers include:
- TMS 402/602 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, which dictates the design and construction of new masonry structures
- The Masonry Designers’ Guide, which provides guidance on using TMS 402/602 and the International Building Code
- TMS Responds, which answer common, and sometimes not so common questions on masonry design, construction, evaluation, and repair, and which is available free to TMS Members.
- Guide for Condition Assessment of Masonry Facades, which provides excellent background on evaluation existing masonry
Besides these and other publications, TMS Committees provide an excellent opportunity to not only learn about new code requirements, design procedures, and evaluation methods, but also the chance to have your ideas and views heard, while contributing to the development of new standards, guides, and seminars.