Series of courses provide comprehensive reviews of a variety of masonry topics including strength design of masonry, allowable stress design of masonry, existing masonry, special inspection of masonry, and more. Each course provides 1 hour of continuing education and most are eligible for AIA Learning Units. Courses are available individually or can be purchased as a bundle for an additional discount.
Series and Bundles:
- Allowable Stress Design of Masonry (6 courses)
- Existing Masonry – Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures (7 courses)
- Masonry 101 Series (6 courses)
- Special Inspection of Structural Masonry (9 courses)
- Strength Design of Masonry (6 courses)
- TMS 402/602-22: A Review of the New Standards and Changes Made (5 courses)
The New TMS 402/602-22
Review of the New Standards and Changes Made
Originally presented October – November 2022
5 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU per session
Masonry experts and Committee leaders review the new standards TMS 402-22 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and TMS 602 Specification for Masonry Structures 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. Read more about the code changes reviewed in these courses.
Viewers are encouraged to have a copy of TMS 402/602-22 Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures.
Allowable Stress Design of Masonry Series
Originally presented February – March 2022
6 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU per session (3 also qualify for AIA LUs)
This series introduces Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, reviews code requirements, and examines designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Presenters discuss design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The series concludes with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. The Allowable Stress Design of Masonry Series is an excellent way to learn allowable stress design procedures. Viewers should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101). Read more about the ASD topics presented in this series.
Existing Masonry Series – Assessment, Maintenance, and Repair of Transitional Masonry Structures: 1880 to 1945
Originally presented October-December 2021
7 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU per session (6 also qualify for AIA LUs)
The Existing Masonry Series discusses common issues in assessing, maintaining, and where needed, repairing masonry cladding systems constructed in North America between the 1880 and 1945.
The series begins with a review of common masonry materials and masonry systems then discusses important aspects of developing a building investigation program. Later sessions discuss approaches for testing, rehabilitating and maintaining existing masonry buildings. Read more about this series.
Strength Design of Masonry Series
Originally presented February/March 2021
6 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU per session
This series introduces strength design of masonry, reviews code requirements, and examines designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters. Presenters review design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. The series concludes with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. This series is an excellent way to learn strength design procedures. Those taking these courses should have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101 Series). Read more about this strength design series.
Masonry 101 Series
Originally presented October/November 2020
6 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU per session
TMS began a new Masonry Night School webinar program in 2020 with this Masonry 101 series, which provides a comprehensive introduction to masonry materials and concepts for those who need a fast-track course, especially new designers and specifiers. Masonry 101 is intended as a full series to introduce those new to masonry to essential topics in a developing sequence. Learn more about the topics introduced in this series.
Special Inspection of Structural Masonry Series
Originally presented September/October 2019
9 courses – 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU per session
These sessions discuss special inspection duties, masonry materials, construction, and protection items to be observed and verified by special inspections. Additional topics of interest including testing, introduction to code requirements, and more are also reviewed. Viewers will learn about structural masonry code inspection requirements, proper placement of materials, mortar and grout composition, how to determine the compressive strength of masonry, and appropriate severe weather procedures.
This comprehensive series is aimed at helping inspectors, testing technicians, engineers, and building officials identify and verify key quality assurance items on the job site. This series provides excellent preparation for the ICC Structural Masonry Special Inspection Examination. Anyone who is, or plans to become, a Structural Masonry Special Inspection will find this series helpful, as will those otherwise involved with special inspection and testing of masonry. Read more about this series.