The 8th North American Masonry Conference was held in Austin, TX in June 1999. These proceedings on CD-ROM contain 80 papers presented at the conference on such subjects as research, design, construction, evaluation and testing of masonry.
The North American Masonry Conference is a forum that enables engineers, architects, researchers, contractors, and others interested in masonry to exchange ideas and information through formal programs and technical papers, and to make personal contacts that will help them work more effectively with masonry.
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.