The International Masonry Society Postgraduate Student Awards 2021

The International Masonry Society invites submissions of work in which the principal focus of the work is masonry.  The award, which is for postgraduate students, is described below. The Postgraduate Student Award would be for a project comprising a MSc dissertation...

Obituary – Roy Hodgkinson : 1923-2021

The Society was saddened to receive news that Roy Hodgkinson, a Founder member and Fellow of the International Masonry Society, and a Former Senior Principal Scientific Officer at BCRA (now Lucideon) died on 8th January 2021. He continued as a member until his death....

Phoenix adds to its team with drive for UK growth

Leading brickwork, scaffolding and drywall contractor, Phoenix Brickwork is expanding its UK reach with the appointment of several new team members. Well respected industry professionals Pav Bains, Jim Chandler, Wayne Addison, Neil Weston, Raj Bains and Steve Gates...

Surrey to lead study on tall buildings

Surrey awarded £1.8m to lead study on the effects tall buildings have on the urban environment The University of Surrey has been awarded £1.8m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to investigate how increased construction of tall buildings will...

Wienerberger acquires Meridian Brick

Wienerberger acquires Meridian Brick to become leading supplier of masonry solutions in North America December 2020 The acquisition will immediately double Wienerberger’s North American revenues to > $ 800 million Strong value-enhancing acquisition offering...

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...