Join The Masonry Society

Be a Part of World Class Masonry Standards Development

The Masonry Society (TMS) is the premier professional, technical, and educational society dedicated to the advancement in knowledge of masonry technology. The Society was founded in 1977 and the First North American Masonry Conference was held in Boulder, Colorado in 1978.

Today, TMS has over 650 members worldwide. TMS creates the standards for masonry referenced in the International Building Codes and publishes technical design and construction information.

The TMS 402/602 committee (formerly the Masonry Standards Joint Committee – MSJC) develops Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, which is referenced by the International Building Code for the structural design and construction of masonry. Other TMS Committees develop other standards, design guides, and resources, including the popular Masonry Designers’ Guide. TMS provides numerous educational opportunities through its seminars, University Professors Masonry Workshop (UPMW), annual meetings, and the North American Masonry Conference.

Who Can Join

Anyone with an interest in masonry. But engineers, architects, educators, manufacturers, contractors, craftsmen, code officials, and students, typically find the most benefit.

Membership Classifications

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General Benefits of TMS Membership

As a TMS Member you will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the Society and the advancement of masonry knowledge, as well as the following benefits:

  • An opportunity to become involved on committees for the exchange of masonry knowledge for design and construction. Committees meet twice annually at the Spring and Annual Meetings.
  • Substantial discounts of at least 25% on TMS publications, seminars, workshops, meetings, and conferences.
    Key publications: Masonry Designers’ Guide, Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures, Masonry Structures Behavior & Design, Annotated Guide to Masonry Specifications, Masonry Codes & Specification Compilation, Masonry Course Notes and more…
  • TMS E-News – our newsletter on the events and business of the Society. • TMS Sustainability E-News – our newsletter with links to the most important news in the area of sustainability and masonry.
  • TMS Journal – the only peer reviewed referenced technical journal in North America devoted exclusively to masonry design, research and construction. You can submit an article for review or reference those which have been published.
  • TMS Responds – our technical bulletin containing responses to questions from the membership and others on masonry design, construction, evaluation and repair.

TMS also offers Affiliate and Sustaining Memberships for individuals and firms that want to help support the Society, while gaining additional exposure for their firms.

Benefits of Affiliate Membership

All of the general benefits of Membership PLUS

  • One free TMS publication of your choice per year.
  • Representation on the TMS Board if your representative is elected to fill one of the Affiliate Member seats.
  • A free business card ad in TMS E-News.
  • Recognition in TMS E-News, TMS Journal and the Membership Guide of your special contribution.
  • Recognition on TMS’s Website with a complimentary link to your website or email address

Click here to see a listing of current Affiliate Members of The Masonry Society.

Benefits of Sustaining Membership

All of the benefits of an Affiliate Membership PLUS

  • Complimentary copies of every new publication printed by TMS plus one free TMS book of your choice each year (in most years, this represent over $300 of free publications!).
  • Representation on the TMS Board if your representative is elected to fill one of the Sustaining Member seats.

Click here to see a listing of current Sustaining Members of The Masonry Society.

Other Membership Types

TMS also offers special memberships for students, those just starting their professional careers, and those that are retired.

Student Member

Any person enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited school pursuing a degree in engineering, architecture, or construction technology who is 28 years old or younger.

Junior Member

Any person 28 years old or younger who by education, training, or occupation is involved in the technical, scientific, design, construction, or manufacturing aspects of masonry. Limited to two years duration.

Retired Member

Those 65 years and older who are retired from full-time employment yet wish to continue to monitor the activities of TMS. Benefits are limited to electronic correspondence, with no Member discounts.