Materials- Design & Construction

Full Session with Abstracts

339609-1 - TMS 402/602-16 - Changes and Updates

Friday, April 20
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 201A

The 2016 Edition of Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/TMS 602) is referenced by the 2018 International Building Code for the design and construction of structural masonry and veneer. Some of the major technical changes include the addition of shear friction provisions, changes to anchor bolt capacity in shear crushing, and deletion of prescriptive requirements for piers in strength design. Non-technical changes include simplification of quality assurance requirements, consolidating lap splice and development length requirements, and clarification of provisions. In addition, several definitions were added and consistent terminology was adopted in several cases. An overview of these changes will be provided, as well as their impact on masonry design.

Richard M. Bennett

University of Tennessee

Richard Bennett, PhD, PE is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bennett has been very active in The Masonry Society (TMS), the former Masonry Standards Joint Committee, and the more recent TMS 402/602 Committee: Chairing the 2016 TMS 402/602 Committee, serving as 2nd Vice Chair of the 2022 TMS 402/602 Committee (and previously as Vice-Chair of the 2013 Committee), and formerly Chairing the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee. He is an author of the popular Masonry Designer’s Guide, has served as Associate Editor of The Masonry Society Journal, and has served on TMS’s Board of Directors. Dr. Bennett is a Fellow of The Masonry Society, and he won the 2016 TMS President’s Award for his excellent leadership of TMS 402/602 during the 2016 Cycle. He is a member of ASTM C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and ASTM C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.


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