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...

The 13th North American Masonry Conference

The 13th North American Masonry Conference will take place in Salt Lake City on June 16-19, 2019. The organisers have announced abstract submission is now open for potential papers to be presented at the Conference. The Conference has released a new website at...

IMS Student Project Awards 2018

You can now nominate a student to represent your university or college, for consideration for the IMS Postgraduate Award 2018. Details & Rules rev1 (email address updated).  Please scan and return completed Entry Form to kofisher101@gmail.com  NOTE: Following a...

ELECTION TO IMS COUNCIL 2017

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS The Society Annual General Meeting will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London on Thursday, 21st September 2017. The following members of Council retire at the 2017 Annual General Meeting  and are not eligible for...

East Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards 2017

Taking centre stage at the high profile Celebrating Construction Awards for the East Midlands, were some of the industry’s leading pioneers and most ground-breaking projects. The awards were hosted by former business correspondent for BBC Breakfast, Declan Curry...

10th Australasian Masonry Conference (Call for abstracts)

The 10th Australasian Masonry Conference will be hosted by The University of Newcastle and Think Brick Australia at the ParkRoyal, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Further details can be found at the conference website http://www.10amc.com/ For aspiring authors we invite...

IMS visit to the Palace of Westminster

Following the AGM on 22nd September IMS members and guests visited the Palace of Westminster, where they were given a guided tour of some of the conservation work by Archivist & Historian Mark Collins & Conservation Architects Adam Watrobski & Tessa...

9-11 July 2018 ~ 10th International Masonry Conference (10 IMC)

Following the presentation to Council by Professor Milani, it is now confirmed the 10th International Masonry Conference (10 IMC) will be held in Milan, Italy on July 9-11, 2018. Following the presentation to Council by Professor Milani, it is now confirmed the 10th...