Codes & Standards

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  • Achieving Resilience: How Masonry Supports Resilient Designs

    This course provides an overview of resilient design and discusses how resilient design is and is not covered by building codes and standards. The role of masonry construction in meeting resilient design goals is explained, and the inherent properties of masonry that make it resilient are described. Examples of resilient design strategies are provided.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define resilience.
    • Explain how resilient designs go beyond the minimum building code requirements.
    • List at least three above-code standards that can be used with resilient designs.
    • Describe inherent properties of masonry that provide resilience.
    $75.00
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    Exterior Masonry Walls and Energy Code Compliance

    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.

    SKU: LMS1703 Categories: ,
    $75.00
  • Masonry Educators’ Workshop 2022

    The Masonry Educators’ Workshop (MEW) provides educators with the resources and background needed to effectively teach masonry, especially at the college and university level. This workshop was presented virtually June 21-23, 2022. The workshop is targeted towards educators at North American colleges and universities who teach or will be teaching masonry in architecture, engineering, and construction management. While those teaching actual masonry construction, or those outside of North America may find value in some topics, the focus will be teaching masonry design, detailing, construction, and maintenance/repair to undergraduate and graduate students preparing to be architects, architectural engineers, civil/structural engineers and construction managers using primarily U.S. based codes and standards. New faculty will find the workshop of value as they plan and prepare to teach masonry, and existing faculty will learn updates to codes, standards, materials, and practices that their students should be aware of.

    $195.00
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    Masonry Testing 101

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    Masonry Testing 101

    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.

    $75.00
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    Special Inspection of Structural Masonry

    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.

    SKU: LMS1801 Categories: , ,
    $75.00
  • Special Inspection of Structural Masonry #1 – Introduction to Special Inspection

    This lesson provides an overview of why special inspection of masonry is required, what needs to be inspected, and how often inspection is typically provided based on requirements in various codes, standards, and guides. Basic special inspection requirements for various masonry tasks are reviewed, and expectations on a special inspector are discussed. Requirements for testing certification of Special inspectors are briefly reviewed, along with texts, websites, and guides that may be of use to special inspectors in the field.


    Get all 9 Special Inspection of Structural Masonry lessons at a discounted rate when buying the Special Inspection of Structural Masonry bundle. Members save an additional $175 off Member price and Non-Members save $75 compared to buying them separately.


    $75.00
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    Structural Masonry Detailing: Confined Lap Splices

    Most designers who engineer reinforced masonry know that code provisions for lap splice lengths have been evolving over the past few code editions. This course provides an overview of a newer confinement-steel option that has the potential to significantly reduce the lap splice lengths, especially for larger diameter bars, through confinement of the structural reinforcement.

    SKU: LMS2003 Categories: , ,
    $75.00
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    TMS 402/602-16 Code and Specification Update

    The TMS 402/602-16 (formerly designated as TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 and TMS 602/ASCE 530.1/ASCE 6) has been released and adopted by the 2018 edition of the International Building Code and International Residential Code for the design and construction of structural masonry, masonry veneer, and glass unit masonry.

    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.

    This lesson is intended for designers, contractors, and others to help them understand the main updates made to these codes and standards from the earlier TMS 402/602-13 and the 2015 IBC. It is assumed that the user has familiarity with those earlier documents.


    This course is free to TMS Members. See more membership benefits and become a member here. If you’re already a Member, log in to access this course from your Course Dashboard.

    SKU: LMS1701 Categories: ,
    $50.00
  • TMS 402/602-22 Review #1: Overview of Changes in TMS 402/602-22 and Review of the Specification for Masonry Structures

    This course reviews the major changes from the 2016 edition to the 2022 edition of TMS 402/602. The 2022 edition was created using the first six-year revision cycle, allowing more comprehensive consideration of significant changes and reorganization of these Masonry Standards. In addition to reviewing the changes to the standards, this presentation reviews the Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602) and discusses the importance of why designers should be aware of how masonry is constructed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Evaluate and utilize Masonry Standard updates
    • Specify documents that are consistent with the current code
    • Organize construction documents to be consistent with current codes and standards
    • Recognize issues related to masonry construction

    View other courses in this series or purchase the TMS 402/602-22 Review Bundle to access all 6 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.

    $80.00
  • TMS 402/602-22 Review #2: Major Structural Design Changes in TMS 402/602-22

    This webinar will provide an overview of the major structural changes in TMS 402-22. One of the biggest changes was the introduction of compression-controlled sections in strength design. As a result of this, the maximum reinforcement provisions were deleted except for beams and intermediate and special shear walls under in-plane loads. The basis for the provisions, the impact on design, and some design aids will be presented.

    Other structural changes that will be covered include: definition of net shear area particularly for beams, anchor bolt steel strength changing from being based on yield strength to ultimate strength, an increase of the allowable compressive force for masonry in allowable stress design, a change in the partially grouted shear wall factor, and an increase in the allowable shear friction strength as well as a change in the nominal shear friction strength for shear span ratios greater than 1. The potential impacts of these changes will also be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Use the compression-controlled strength design provisions in TMS 402-22 and compare designs to TMS 402-16.
    • Evaluate the change in anchor bolt steel strength in TMS 402-22
    • Solve for shear friction strength for shear span ratios greater than 1 in TMS 402-22
    • Name at least three other structural changes in TMS 402-22 and explain how they affect design

    View other courses in this series or purchase the TMS 402/602-22 Review Bundle to access all 6 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.

    $80.00
  • TMS 402/602-22 Review #3: Seismic/Limit States Design per TMS 402/602-22

    This session of the TMS 402/602-22 Night School will review the changes to the provisions in Chapter 7 and Appendix C that effect the seismic design of masonry structures. This will include revisions to the requirements for special reinforced masonry shear walls, changes to the requirements based on the assigned Seismic Design Category, and changes made to the treatment of seismic displacements in the masonry code, including a new deformation compatibility provision. The potential impacts of these changes will also be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the changes made in TMS 402/602-22 that affect seismic design
    • Understand the technical background for the revisions to the provisions for special reinforced masonry shear walls
    • Review the relationship between ASCE 7-22 seismic displacements and the TMS 402 provisions including the use of MCER displacements
    • Understand the new deformation compatibility provision and its application.

    View other courses in this series or purchase the TMS 402/602-22 Review Bundle to access all 6 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.

    $80.00
  • TMS 402/602-22 Review #4: Masonry Veneer Requirement Changes in TMS 402/602-22, A Whole New Chapter

    The chapter on masonry veneer has been extensively revised and updated for the 2022 edition of TMS 402/602. Prescriptive requirements for both anchored and adhered veneer have been simplified with many of the major requirements now found in a one or two tables. A tributary area method was added for engineered design of anchored veneer as well as guidance for modeling anchored veneer in a full engineered design. Both the prescriptive and engineered provisions for adhered veneer were enhanced. Learn how to design masonry veneer with the new provisions and determine where your specifications need to be upgraded to meet the new requirements. Also learn about updated installation and inspection requirements and allowable tolerances for both types of veneer in construction. The updated requirements will simplify the design of your masonry veneer projects and assure the most efficient design methods are being used.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about the updated prescriptive requirements for anchored veneer including appropriate wind loading and deflection of backing requirements as well as requirements for veneer ties and their spacing.
    • Review new rational design methods for anchored veneer using the Engineered Design Methods: Tributary Area Method and Engineering Analysis Method.
    • Learn about the updated prescriptive requirements for adhered veneer including unit limitations, mortar material requirements and required system components.
    • Discuss needed updates to project specifications

    View other courses in this series or purchase the TMS 402/602-22 Review Bundle to access all 6 and save 10% compared to buying them separately.

    $80.00