FREE: A number of courses are offered for free if you’re a TMS member. These are listed below.
This lesson will address LEED v4 credit categories, with particular emphasis on the Materials and Resources credits, and identify how masonry products can contribute to sustainable design and LEED.
Presenter: Christine Subasic
Date Presented: February 8, 2018
This lesson covers the basis for these changes two major changes to the anchor bolt design provisions in the 2016 edition of TMS 402. One change was to increase the calculated shear crushing strength by 67%. The other change was to go from a linear interaction equation for combined bending and shear to an elliptical interaction equation.
Presenter: Richard Bennett & Luke Scoggins
Date Presented: March 8, 2018
This lesson provides an overview of energy code provisions, reviews energy studies performed utilizing whole building analysis, and provides recommendations for cost effective energy efficient solutions for energy efficient exterior masonry wall designs.
Presenter: W. Mark McGinley
Date Presented: November 9, 2017
Façade inspections are critical to building enclosure performance and integrity. Discover the best practices in façade inspections through the use of The Masonry Society’s “Guideline for Masonry Façade Condition Assessment” (TMS-1700-17).
Presenter: Pamela Jergenson & Michael Schuller
Date Presented: December 13, 2018
Proper testing of masonry products is essential to ensure that materials meet project requirements. Proper testing procedures for masonry products is covered in this lesson and typical mistakes made will also be presented.
Presenter: Nicholas Lang
Date Presented: April 12, 2018
Nondestructive evaluation methods are valuable approaches for evaluating conditions of existing masonry construction without causing damage. Masonry strength can also be measured in place using in situ test methods, without resorting to destructive sample removal for laboratory testing.
Presenter: Michael Schuller
Date Presented: December 14, 2017
This lesson will overview special inspection, review changes, and highlight key inspection tasks. Tips for preparing a quality assurance plan by the design team will be given, and key inspection items will be reviewed so that contractors and inspectors understand the importance of ensuring compliance of these items.
Presenter: John Chrysler
Date Presented: January 11, 2018
This lesson reviews current cementitious materials that are allowed by ASTM mortar (C270) and grout (C476) specifications, provides a description of each type of cement, discusses key properties of mortar and grout, and shows how to specify cements for mortar and grout efficiently and effectively.
Presenter: Jamie Farny
Date Presented: October 11, 2018
This lesson provides updates for the major updates and changes to the 2016 TMS 402/602, with a short review on changes that will be made in the 2018 International Building Code’s masonry provisions. The 1.5 hour video is presented by Dr. Richard M. Bennett, Chair of the Committee that developed these provisions.
Presenter: Richard Bennett
Date Presented: March 8, 2017