Overview of the evolution Eurocode 6 Parts EN 1996-1-1 and 1996-3

An overview presentation of the evolution of Eurocode 6 can be downloaded here EC6 Parts EN 1996-1-1 and 1996-3.  It has been widely circulated to National Standards Body committees. The European Committee for  Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee CEN/TC250...

Last call for entries to IMS Awards

IMS Innovation and Design Project Awards for Construction Professionals 2020 IMS Innovation and Design Project Awards for Construction Professionals 2020 The International Masonry Society Postgraduate Student Awards 2020 The International Masonry Society Postgraduate...

NHBC Standards 2021 – Masonry Section

A note for those concerned with building in the UK. The NHBC Standards 2021 have just been published and there are changes to the Masonry Section. nhbc-standards-2021—masonry section update  For further information about NHBC Standards click...

VIDEO: Practical Guidance on Masonry Testing from the Experts

The IMS half day seminar on ‘Practical Guidance on Masonry Testing from the Experts’ was held online on 15th September 2020. If you missed it, here is another opportunity to see it.  The Presentation slides and online video  recording of the event are now...

Update from the EAACA

Update from the Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA) New Board Members The European Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Association (EAACA) elected a new president as its 57th general meeting. Outgoing president Jos Cox has long been the face of this Association,...

Upcoming European Commission Consultations

There are a number of European Commission consultations that our European IMS members might be interested in. They mostly deal with sustainability issues, but there is also the future of the Construction Products Regulations.  The links to each are given below. Here...

Housing Summit Online 2020 Report

On 9th October 2020 delegates to the Housing Summit Online 2020 organised by the Building Alliance and Chaired by past IMS President, Cliff Fudge and organised by Mike Leonard, Immediate Past President of IMS, were treated to a series of excellent presentations given...

The International Masonry Society Postgraduate Student Awards 2020

You can now nominate a student to represent your university or college, for consideration for the IMS Postgraduate Student Award 2020. Details: IMS-Postgraduate Student Awards 2020 with submission date extended to 31 December 2020 .  Please scan and return the...

Dr Geoff Edgell is awarded a BSI Distinguished Service Certificate

  BSI Distinguished Service Certificates are awarded to UK standards-makers in recognition of their contribution to standards development. Congratulations to Dr Geoff Edgell, a Past President of IMS, on being awarded a BSI Distinguished Service Certificate. Geoff...

Members for multidisciplinary consortia wanted

IMS is looking to set up two multidisciplinary consortia to connect industry with academia in the fields of: Consortia 1: Maintenance of masonry structures A wealth of information is available on the maintenance of heritage structures. For non-heritage structures...

The International Masonry Society Student Project Awards 2019

You can now nominate a student to represent your university or college, for consideration for the IMS Postgraduate Award 2019. Details, Entry Form and Rules.  Please scan and return the completed Entry Form. Masonry International Journal Articles – Notes For Authors –...

Bob de Vekey GRSC., DIC., PhD.,FIMS 1940 – 2018

Bob de Vekey GRSC., DIC., PhD.,FIMS 1940 – 2018 The Society is saddened to report that Dr Bob de Vekey died on 16th November 2018. A personal founder member of the British Masonry Society in 1986, he remained a member until his death.  He served numerous terms on...

World-first home energy research lab for Salford

A £16 million home energy research centre in Salford has been given the go-ahead by funders. The unique facility at the University of Salford will offer state-of the-art testing for hundreds of UK companies innovating in the construction, energy, smart homes and...

6th International AAC Conference in Potsdam

On 4th to 6th September 2018, the AAC industry held its 6th International Conference in Potsdam, Germany. It was a well-attended event with a sell out number of 350 delegates. Over the two and a half days, there were 3 concurrent sessions with some 90 papers...

New Generation of Engineers

From Dr Adrienn Tomor  on returning from 10 IMC:   Thank you IMS for a very successful conference in Milan last week! Very high quality presentations, very good organisation and great atmosphere. I wanted to share a picture that was taken before the conference dinner...