TMS Announces Appointment of next Executive Director

The Masonry Society has announced the appointment of Ann Guiberson as its next Executive Director. Ann will officially succeed the retiring director, Phillip Samblanet, on 15th May. To find out more, please visit the TMS website here.

IMS Student Project Awards 2024 now Open for Entries

The International Masonry Society Student Project Awards 2024 are now open for entries.  The International Masonry Society invites submissions of work in which the principal focus of the work is masonry. The Postgraduate Student Award would be for a project comprising...

IMS introduces reduced membership rate for Developing Countries

The IMS supports and encourages membership from all countries and backgrounds. To reflect this, we have recently introduced a reduced membership rate for those applying from Developing Countries. Residents of any of the Developing Countries listed on the UK government...

IMS Student Project Awards 2023 Results

The International Masonry Society is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2023 Postgraduate Awards is Ahmed Ahmed of the University of Calgary for his entry Understanding Masonry Compressive Fracture via Fractal Voids. The entry will appear as a paper in a...

EAACA makes changes to its Executive Board

At a recent Executive Committee meeting of the European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA), following the retirement of Cliff Fudge, the Committee voted unanimously to elect Mr Piotr Dauksza as its new Vice Chairman. Piotr is currently Managing Director...

Wienerberger expands its sustainability commitments

As a next step on the path towards achieving climate neutrality 2050, wienerberger has upgraded its sustainability commitments in accordance with its three-year-rhythm. The new Sustainability Program 2026 builds on its predecessor, integrating lessons learned. Since...

AAC Industry holds its 7th International Conference

In early September this year, the Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Industry held its 7th International Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. The theme of the Conference centered around the 100-year anniversary of the invention of AAC. Some 330 attendees from 30...

TMS publish new and updated Masonry Designers’ Guide 2022

The Masonry Society have published their Masonry Designers’ Guide 2022 which has been fully updated to the 2022 TMS 402/602 and ASCE/SEI 7-22. The guide serves as a reference for engineers, contractors, architects, inspectors, building code authorities and...

Nominations for the Brick Award 24 announced

50 projects have been shortlisted for the Brick Award 24, the international prize for brick architecture hosted by Weinerberger. In total 743 projects from 54 countries were submitted and these have now been whittled down to the top 50. The Brick Award is split into...

Whole Life Carbon Assessment standard released

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released the latest edition of their whole life carbon assessment (WLCA) standard. The WLCA is set to become the world-leading standard for consistent and accurate carbon measurement in the built environment. This...

TMS launches Masonry Standards Online Platform

The Masonry Society has launched the all new Masonry Standards Online subscription platform, which provides easy access to TMS standards from anywhere with enhanced commentary, additional features, and multi-use access. Standards are available through individual...

Obituary – Denzil Spencer : 1943-2023

It is with deep sadness that the Society learnt of the passing of Denzil Spencer earlier this year. Many of the Society members will recall that Denzil was President of the Society in 1992-93. Denzil was born at Blyth in North Nottinghamshire in 1943. After graduating...

TMS Members Respond to Questions on Tie Corrosion

With support from members of the Existing Masonry Committee, TMS has issued a new issue of TMS Responds addressing corrosion of metal ties embedded in masonry.   To access this issue, click the button below, or to see a listing of past issues, click here.   Access...

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS from TMS, WIENERBERGER, and H+H

Updated 1/4/2023 – Now includes TMS E-News Vol 15 No. 6 The Masonry Society (TMS) Sustainability E-News Vol 15 No 5  Sustainability E-News Vol 15 No 6  Wienerberger Wienerberger commits to sustainable energy management. H+H International A/S Sustainability...

THE INTERNATIONAL MASONRY SOCIETY STUDENT PROJECT AWARDS 2022

The IMS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 International Masonry Society Student Project Awards are Mihailo Bogoslavov of the University of Calgary and Krishnachandran S of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Further details to follow in the next...

EAACA decarbonisation road map for AAC products

The European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA) has defined a decarbonisation roadmap for Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) products. This roadmap sets out a pathway for AAC products to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 with the potential to become carbon...

Wienerberger among the top 4% of its sector in EcoVadis ranking

This year, Wienerberger succeeded in further improving its ranking, achieving a new top score for its ESG management and winning its first gold medal. Among all companies of the sector rated by EcoVadis worldwide, Wienerberger ranks among the top 4% in its overall...