Past Courses

21-23 June 2022 ~ Virtual Masonry Educator’s Workshop

The Masonry Educator’s Workshop (MEW) is an excellent way to support those who are teaching our future designers and construction managers so they are comfortable with masonry, understand its many benefits, and thus more at ease in using it on their projects.  Here is  invitation and request from Phillip Samblanet at the Masonry Society (TMS)   MEW Invitation  and a daft Program Agenda Virtual MEW Schedule – Revised 2021-12-09

26 April 2022 ~ Masonry Solutions for low energy buildings

An Institution of Structural Engineers online event. 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

An opportunity to learn about the changes to Part L of the Building Regulations and how to avoid unintended consequences in future homes.

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2 March 2022 ~ Masterclass – New Stone Bridges

As advertised in our recent News Post the information and registration details for this FREE online event are now here Masterclass poster 3

January 2022 ~ RIBA CPD Showcase – Conservation and renovation

The buildings we cherish help define our place in the world. It’s therefore right that we protect important buildings, employ best practice and consult authorities (such as historic building officers) before embarking on their renovation. Where an existing building is not covered by listed or conservation area status however, is it any less important to make the best of it?
The RIBA CPD Providers Network members are all specialists in the protection, preservation, renovation and, yes – even modernisation – of existing buildings

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18-19 Oct 2018 ~ Masonry Arch Bridges Workshop

Masonry Arch Bridges Workshop for the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Bristol. Of interest for railway infrastructure owners, asset managers, bridge engineers responsible for the inspection, assessment or repair of masonry arch bridges as also for contractors involved in masonry arch bridge projects.

26-28 Sept 2017 ~ Repair of traditionally constructed brickwork

Course at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in West Sussex, UK. Details are available on

5 July 2017 ~ Damp and historic buildings

Course at the Weald and Downland Living Museum in West Sussex, UK. Details are available on

11 & 18 May 2017 ~ CPD Course: Masonry Design to Eurocode 6

The Institution of Structural Engineers is offering further opportunities to attend this popular one day masonry design course on 11th May in Sheffield and 18th May in London. See details on IStructE website.

20 September 2016 ~ IStuctE CPD Course: Masonry Design to Eurocode 6

If you need to design masonry to Eurocode 6, this course is for you.

You’ll learn about:

  • What the code covers
  • Design approaches for vertical and lateral loads
  • Reinforced and prestressed masonry
  • Fire Design
  • National annexes (making Eurocode 6 useable in the UK)

This course is part of a new professional development training series offered by the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Date: 20 September 2016
Venue: The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
Trainer: Prof. John Roberts CENG FIStructE FICE, Chair of the UK panel for Eurocode 6.
Cost: £275

“BSI plans to remain a member of CEN and membership of CEN is not confined to EU members. The intention is that we will continue to contribute to and develop the Eurocodes for ongoing use in the UK.”

3rd April 2014 ~ BDA Structural Masonry Day /In association with IMS


Until May 2014 ~ Short Course in Bridge Inspection

Bridge Inspection Short Course at University of West of England from 11 December 2013 to May 2014 it is a series of six days, one a month.

1-4 October 2012 ~ Earthquake engineering:- Graduate Summer School, Guimarães, Portugal

A four-day summer school on earthquake engineering will be carried out in Guimarães, University of Minho, Portugal, on October 1-4, 2012, including three different events that can be followed independently or together (for more information and short résumés, see enclosed file):

• A seminar on “Recent advances and directions in earthquake engineering”, by distinguished international guests;

• A mini-symposium on “Hybrid simulation: Theory and applications” by three experts from University of California, Berkeley, USA;

• A short advanced course on “Probabilistic Performance-based Earthquake Engineering” by Prof. Khalid M. Mosalam, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

For enrolment and further information please contact Ms. Paula Teixeira: phone (+351 253 510218), fax (+351 253 510217) or email (

Kind regards, Paulo Lourenço