Past Conferences & Summits

13-15 December 2019 ~ 13th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures (2019)

Brochure: SI2019brochure

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11 October 2019 ~ The Housing Summit

The Housing Summit 2019 on Friday 11th October is now live and can be booked via the following link:

We have a great line up of speakers and we will commence this dress down Friday event with full English Breakfast. We are most grateful to our sponsors Marley and the Brick Development Association and to Arup who will host the event for the eleventh year.

Please book early, we look forward to seeing you.

16-18 June 2019 ~ 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


4-6 September 2018 ~ 6th International Conference on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

Registration now open. Go for more information about this conference, which brings together numerous international experts to discuss issues, share ideas and gain insights into the trends, innovations and challenges of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete. It is an excellent opportunity for PhD and graduate students to share their thoughts and findings with the international research community.

11-14 February 2018 ~ 10th Australasian Masonry Conference

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  REGISTER THIS MONTH. Early Bird Registration closes 30th November 2017.

4-7 June 2017 ~ 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia

For conference programme and other details see:  Registration is now open.

21 October 2016 ~ Housing Summit 2016

To all IMS members.

I am delighted to invite you to book your free place at the Housing Summit 2016 on Friday 21st October .

The timing of our Housing Summit on Friday 21st October in Solihull could not be better given the UK Government’s commitment to support local builders to help deliver one million homes by 2020.

Commencing with full English breakfast this will be half a day well spent with excellent speakers and a great chance to network with all those committed to delivering more new homes.

Kind regardsMike Leonard

Mike Leonard m: 07778 842831

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


21-24 August 2016 ~ Conference ‘Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering’, Copenhagen

The conference and doctoral course Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering will be held in Lyngby, Denmark at the campus of the Technical University of Denmark. The full event is a part of the RILEM week 2016 and consists of a series of parallel and consecutive conference and doctoral course segments on different topics. It includes a segment on Historical Masonry. Each conference or doctoral course segment will function as individual events, but they will also have relations to other segments of the full event. In particular there will be thematic links between specific doctoral courses and specific conference segments.

26-30 June 2016 ~ 16th IB²MAC, Padova, Italy

The 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference will take place in Padova, Italy, on June 26-30 2016, hosted by the University of Padova. The conference will be held in the beautiful former Monastery of San Gaetano, in the very heart of the ancient city centre. Register Now

20 October 2015 ~ Housing Summit 2015

“Get Britain Building” ARUP Conference Centre, Solihull


20-23 October 2015 ~ Ceramitec 2015, Munich, Germany

Ceramitec – the network that connects the entire sector from manufacturer to suppliers and researchers: as a leading international trade show the ceramitec presents the entire value-added chain. All the key players and innovation leaders turn out for this event in Munich. For more information

17-20 May 2015 ~ 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, USA

For details and registration

21st October 2014 ~ “2014 Housing Summit”

Booking is now open for the “2014 Housing Summit” to be held at Arup, Solihull on October 21st 2014.

This is the Housing event of the year and features a great line up of speakers including Sir Michael Lyons who is leading the 2020 Housing Review and Kate Hall, Head of HS2 at Arup, who will examine the huge potential for new homes which will be built as a direct result of this major investment in infrastructure. We also look at the economy, regulation, planning and the role of BIM as a catalyst to deliver better homes for the consumer.


17th-20th May 2015 ~ 12th North American Masonry Conference

12th North American Masonry Conference

Important NAMC Dates

  • Papers Due: October 1, 2014
  • Reviews Completed: December 1, 2014
  • Final Papers Due: January 15, 2015

10th September 2014 ~ Masonry: A look to the future

A 1-day (almost free) CPD event at the University of Leeds. The speakers are all experienced practitioners,
researchers or developers. Register now.


7-9 July 2014 ~ 9th International Masonry Conference – Guimarães, Portugal

9IMC will be held in Guimarães, Portugal in July 7-9, 2014 as a joint initiative from the University of Minho and the International Masonry Society. The first announcement is attached and more information will be available at from end June 2012.

This Conference series has become one of the most important international events in the masonry world and it takes place every four years. The technical program will include plenary sessions with invited speakers and parallel sessions of selected papers arranged according to the most relevant topics in masonry. The organizers will plan an enjoyable social program, taking advantage of Guimarães (a Unesco World Heritage site), and the neighborhood city of Porto and the Douro Valley.

We invite you to add these dates to your agenda and to come to Portugal in 2014,

Paulo Lourenço, Barry Haseltine & Graça Vasconcelos


17 October 2013 ~ Housing Summit 2013

Housing Summit 2013 will be free for IMS members to attend. Register Now.


27th June 2013 ~ Natural Cements for Repair and Renovation of Heritage Structures

New cement plants have been set up in Europe to manufacture natural (or so-called “Roman”) cement. Natural or Roman cements, were key materials for the economic and easy manufacture of renders and cast architectural details for the exteriors of buildings during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The meeting will be of interest to architects, consultants, materials suppliers, engineers and anyone with an interest in the preservation of historic structures.

17 Sept 2012 ~ MMA Housing Summit, Arup Campus, Solihull

Shadow Housing Minister Jack Dromey is headlining along with Adrian Coles of the Building Societies Association.

Attendance is free to IMS members. Register at: