An agreement between Thomson Reuters and The Masonry Society will yield downloadable PDF files of TMS standards on www.masonrysociety.org/ and www.techstreet.com/.
An agreement between Thomson Reuters and The Masonry Society will yield downloadable PDF files of TMS standards on www.masonrysociety.org/ and www.techstreet.com/. Offerings will include three of the most popular TMS standards, all of which are expected to be referenced by the 2009 International Building Code: 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee’s Masonry Structures and Specification for Masonry Structures; Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies; and, Standard Method for Determining the Sound Transmission Class Rating for Masonry Walls.
[Thomson Reuters’] Techstreet provides a trusted, one-stop source for user-friendly e-commerce with downloadable electronic files and bulletproof copyright protection, says TMS President Ray Miller. Techstreet has built and launched the new TMS Download Store on the TMS web site (www.masonrysociety.org/), where users and members can easily find TMS standards in electronic PDF format for immediate download, plus access to Techstreet’s comprehensive online database of over 400,000 codes and standards from 350 publishers worldwide.
To safeguard against copyright infringement, Techstreet will encrypt Adobe PDF versions of the standards with a powerful digital protection that saves the file to the purchaser’s computer but prevents copying, e-mailing, or installing the file on networks or web sites. File customers will be able to print the standards for their own use.