11th North American Masonry Conference, June 5-8, 2011

Masonry.jpgThe University of Minnesota's School of Architecture and Civil Engineering Department will host the 11th North American Masonry Conference (11NAMC) June 5-8, 2011 on the University of Minnesota campus. The conference will showcase masonry research conducted around the globe via oral presentation of research results. Research topics include such diverse issues as seismic resistance and case studies of recent events, the sustainability life cycle analysis of masonry materials, and restoration of historic masonry structures.

Keynote speakers include Norman Weiss, Columbia University; David Biggs, Biggs Engineering, Troy, NY; Wolfram Jaeger, University of Dresden, Germany; and Jason Ingham, University of Auckland, NZ. Also featured at the event are three concurrent workshops at which noted speakers from across the country will address such topics as masonry sustainability, computer tools for masonry structural design and special inspection of masonry structures.

The conference is jointly hosted by J. Stephen Weeks, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies from the School of Architecture, College of Design and Professor Arturo Schultz, PhD, from the Department of Civil Engineering. Serving with them on the local planning committee are Jennifer Bean-Popehn, PhD, P.E., Target Corp., and Olene Bigelow, former Area Director for the International Masonry Institute.

The Masonry Society (TMS) will sponsor the conference and should be contacted for additional information and registration at 303-939-9700 or psamblanet@masonrysociety.org.