2012 Annual Meetings

Come celebrate TMS's 35th Anniversary at our 2012 Annual Meeting which will be held in Greenville, South Carolina this September 13-18. Information on the meetings is shown below and is provided at the links shown. We hope to see you there!

 
     
 


 

  

General session topics will include (click here for a description of these presentations):

  • Structural Assessment of Fort Sumter: Model Development

  • Restoration with Cast Stone

  • Masonry Bridge Spans the Century and Cottonwood Creek

  • Brick and Mortar Issues in Historic Preservation

  • Cost Effective Energy Efficient Design: A Parametric/Case Study 

  • The Evolution of Code-Compliant Concrete Masonry for Energy Efficiency

  • What's New in LEED 2012 for Masonry Products

  • Shear Wall Performance for Utilization of Joint Reinforcement as Shear Reinforcement

  • Performance of Adhesive Anchors in Retrofitted Masonry Structures in Christchurch NZ during the 2010/2011 Earthquakes

  • Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Masonry Structures

  • Lap Splices - Changes in Requirements and Detailing

  • Evaluation of Existing Masonry

  • National BIM for Masonry Initiative

  • "Targeted" Conversions

In addition, TMS will offer the following Educational Seminars

 

Certificates of Attendance and Continuing Education

Certificates of Attendance for continuing education units are available for interested attendees of September 13th Seminars and attendees to the General Sessions on September 15th. Thanks to the support of the Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association (CCMA), AIA Learning Units can also be provided for registered attendees of the Seminars on September 13.

 

Social Events

TMS Member / Guest Reception
Friday, September 14, 7 to 9 PM

Always enjoyable, the Member / Guest Reception provides a perfect venue to relax and enjoy the evening with your fellow TMS Members.

TMS Awards Luncheon
Saturday, September 15, 11:50 AM to 1:35 PM

Come enjoy a wonderful meal with your friends and TMS Members. TMS will announce the 2012 recipients of many awards including the President’s Award, the Haller Award, Theses Awards, Fellow Awards, and the TMS Service Award. Recognition will also be given to outgoing Directors of the Board and past Committee Chairs. Come join us in congratulating and thanking these special Members! Registration fee applies.

TMS Game Night and 35th Birthday Bash
Saturday, September 15, 6:30 to 9:00 PM

After the educational sessions, TMS will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with cake and ice cream during our poplar Game Night, which is a chance for attendees to enjoy football games on television together, play cards, and enjoy each other's company while unwinding from the meetings. We hope to see you there!

Downtown Greenville Tours by Bike or Trolley
Sunday, September 16, 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM, $30 per person

TMS is offering two Sunday morning tours of Downtown Greenville - one by bike and one by trolley. The two-hour trolley tour will be guided by local historian and author, John Nolan. Points of interest include Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broad Margin home, Christ Church, which is an all brick church that was consecrated in 1854 and is the oldest church in the area, Greenville’s oldest historic neighborhood (Hampton-Pinkney), Historic Court Square, Reedy River Falls/Falls Park, and much more.

The bike tour will leave from Reedy Rides about 2 blocks from the hotel and will see many of the same sites. The ride is 6 to 9 miles at an easy pace on Trex Comfort Cruisers. Helmets/water bottles are provided.

 

Things to Do and See in Greenville

Lying in the heart of South Carolina’s Upcountry, Greenville is nestled up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is roughly half way between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA. Recently listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Downtowns, Greenville is filled with numerous shops, restaurants, and art offerings. Falls Park, in downtown Greenville, serves as a centerpiece attraction for Greenville. With its impressive 355 foot Liberty Bridge, the only curved, cantilevered pedestrian suspension bridge in the United States, visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the historic Reedy River Falls and the magnificent public gardens below.

  • Caesars Head State Park - A granitic gneiss outcropping atop the dramatic Blue Ridge Escarpment gives Caesars Head State Park its name. The Park offers spectacular views from an easily-accessible overlook, and it connects to Jones Gap State Park and the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, an 11,000-acre area of pristine southern mountain forest.
     

  • BMW Zentrum - Experience the power and history of BMW firsthand, from its beginnings in aviation and motorsports. The Zentrum is free and open Monday thru Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Guided tours of the BMW plant are also available for $7.00.
     

  • Crosswinds Golf Club - the only golf course in the world where each hole is conceived by a different designer. This public Par 3 course can be played in one hour for 9 holes or in two hours for 18 holes.
     

  • Wine Country Tour & Moonshine Tasting - Victoria Valley Vineyards offers wine tasting, tours, deli, a gift shop and amazing terrace views. Or visit dontown Greenville’s Dark Corner, to sample a swig of their hand-crafted Appalachian moonshine.

Hotel Accommodations

Accommodations for TMS’s 2012 Annual Meeting will be provided by the Hyatt Regency Greenville. This award-winning downtown Greenville hotel offers many opportunities to enjoy the best the city has to offer from arts and culture to elegant dining, fantastic outdoor pursuits and that famous Southern hospitality. Located at 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Phone 864-235-1234, Fax 864-232-7584. Reservations may also be made by calling Hyatt Central Reservations at 800-891-3797 and mentioning the TMS Room Block. The TMS Hotel reservation website is: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/masonrysociety

Guest Rooms are available for $109.00 Single or Double occupancy under The Masonry Society’s room block until the block is sold out.

Complimentary airport shuttle service will be provided by the Hyatt with one week advance notice of flight information.

         

Sponsors of TMS's Annual Meeting to Date

   

Platinum Level

   

 

 

         
   

Silver Level

   
  Biggs Consulting Engineering
740 Hoosick Road, Ste. 4305
Troy, NY 12180-6671
518-495-5739
www.biggsconsuting.ne
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Bronze Level

   

Painter Masonry

     
         
    Local Supporting Organizations    

   

Donations towards TMS's 35th Anniversary Celebration
have been received from:

Susan M. Frey

Benchmark Harris

Raymond and Linda Miller

John J. Myers

J. Patrick Rand

Sarah Rogers

Christine Subasic

 

 

Hotel Information

Accommodations for TMS’s 2012 Annual Meeting will be provided by the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Artfully stylish, contemporary, gracious, and urbane the Hyatt is ideally located on Main Street. This award-winning downtown Greenville hotel offers many opportunities to enjoy the best the city has to offer from arts and culture to elegant dining, fantstic outdoor pursuits and that famous Southern hospitality. Located at 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601. Phone 864-235-1234, Fax 864-232-7584. Reservations may also be made by calling Hyatt Central Reservations at 800-891-3797 and mentioning the TMS Room Block. The TMS Hotel reservation website is: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/masonrysociety or use the link from the TMS webpage. Guest Rooms are available for $109.00 Single or Double occupancy under The Masonry Society’s room block until August 15, 2012 or until the block is sold out.

Complimentary airport shuttle service will be provided by the Hyatt with one week advance notice of flight information.

 

 

 

 
 

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