IMS and other Masonry events

Organisations and companies are invited to include brief details of their events on the IMS website. If you wish to submit details please send to:


Upcoming Events 


16 February 2021 ~ Part L & F of the Building Regulations 2021 & The Overheating Consultation

by Building Alliance


As you will be aware the Government has now responded to the Future Homes Standard / Part L consultation, confirming the standards and compliance metrics to be adopted as part of the changes to Approved Document L1A. These changes will be regulated for in December 2021, to come into effect in June 2022. Additional consultation documents have been released as the ‘Future Buildings Standard Consultation’ which will provide some further detail in key areas and also address issues relating to overheating, Part F and the required standards for existing dwellings.

On behalf of the Futures Group, I am pleased to invite you to attend a webinar between 1000 and 1200 on the 16th February 2021, where the MHCLG team will articulate the changes, answer questions and introduce the consultation on Overheating.

The link to book your free place is:

Building Alliance Community Interest Company is focused on growing the market and creating skilled employment opportunities whilst ensuring the best possible regulatory and trading conditions to deliver a high quality sustainable built environment.


9 March 2021 ~ UK Construction Week (Virtual event)  Net Zero Housing and other 2021 events

Net Zero Housing – 9 March 2021 | Virtual
Sustainable Infrastructure – 16 March 2021 | Virtual
4-6 May 2021 | ExCeL London
5-7 October 2021 | NEC Birmingham

Further information can be found on their website,

21 April 2021 ~ CIOB Annual Conservation Conference: Balancing Heritage & Sustainability

The theme of the  2021 annual CIOB Conservation Conference is highly topical, as it focusses on sustainability in relation to heritage and traditional (pre-1919) buildings and dealing with Climate Change.  

This years conference will be a virtual conference using Hopin** as our event platform provider. It is an all day event 9:00 am – 5:30 pm GMT.

For details and registration:

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16-19 May 2021 ~ 14th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Montreal

Planning is well underway for the 14th Canadian Masonry Symposium (CMS), May 16-19 2021, Montreal, Canada. The CMS is Canada’s most eminent gathering for masonry related technical topics and associated fields of inquiry and attracts national and international experts on the design, construction, behaviour and performance of all things masonry. More information can be found on their website, (including the following extract):


We can appreciate that every jurisdiction and individual employer is going to have differing policies on how such events are going to be handled and how (or if) travel is permitted. This will undoubtedly impact the ability of the participants to attend in person. However, we are committed to running an in-person symposium in 2021, and although its final form may be much different that how the CMS has looked in the past, we feel that it is important to provide a forum for researchers to disseminate their work. The organizing committee is pursuing various options, including virtual participation and hybrid models, and as developments unfold, we will be communicating that information. Please check the Announcements page for updates. Thank you

14 June 2022 ~ Masonry Symposium: Advancing Masonry Technology, Seattle, USA

The symposium will take place on June 14 2022, at the Hyatt Regency, Seattle, USA. Its objective is to gather and disseminate the latest information on all aspects of innovation in masonry materials, design, specification, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation. It will emphasise the application of ASTM standards to those areas, and their co-ordination with building codes, project specifications and international standards.

The Symposium is co-sponsored by ASTM Committees C01 on Cement, C07 on Lime, C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry (Lead Committee), and C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units.

More information can be found on their website, ASTM International – 2022 Masonry Symposium: Advancing Masonr..

11-13 July 2022 ~ 11th International Masonry Conference

Introductory Information available

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Masonry Calendar

Masonry Calendar 2021

May 4-6. UK Construction Week, London, Uk
May 16-19. Canadian Masonry Symposium, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada
June 7-10. World of Concrete, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
(Exhibition 8-10,Education 7-10)

Masonry Calendar 2022

June 14. Masonry Symposium Advancing Masonry
Technology, Seattle, USA
July 11-13. 11th International Masonry Conference (11
IMC), Leeds/York, UK

Masonry Calendar 2023

June 11-14. 14th North American Masonry Conference,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska,