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9th International masonry conference


The 9th IMC will take place in Guimarães, Portugal, between 07 and 09 July 2014, hosted by University of Minho and ISISE and co-organized with International Masonry Society (IMS).

After the success of the previous 8th IMC in Germany 2010, 9th IMC will continue the aim to attract delegates from universities, research institutes and industry involved with applied research and development in structural masonry. The conference will provide a platform for discussion and exchange ideas and gain new insights on the possibilities and challenges of structural masonry.

The First International Masonry Conference was organized by the British Masonry Society and held in November 1986 in London in order to exchange experiences, meaning and needs of masonry and its constituents in the UK, Europe and the whole world. This Conference series, now organized by the International Masonry Society, has become one of the most important international events in the masonry world and it takes place every four years.

Most historic buildings are invariably built of masonry, a material as old as the Civilization and with a 10,000 years record of success and lasting qualities. The future is limited only by the designer, constructor or industry inability to consider a masonry perspective on a building challenge. The conference is open to professional architects and engineers, building officials, educators, researchers, students, masonry industry and masonry construction professionals, and everyone else interested in the art and science of masonry. The objective is to make the conference the best forum for dissemination of the latest scientific and technical developments and for exchange of new ideas in emerging topics.