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Masonry Today and Tomorrow

11 - 14 February, 2018 sydney Australia


The 10th Australasian Masonry Conference is being hosted by The University of Newcastle, Think Brick Australia and CMAA and is being held at the PARKROYAL Hotel, Darling Harbour, Sydney, from 11-14 February, 2018.

The AMC series began in 1991, first hosted by The University of Newcastle and, over the past 27 years, has grown into the leading forum in the Australasian region for the exchange of ideas between representatives across the masonry industry. In this 10th Edition, we hope to address many of the challenges associated with managing the large population of existing masonry buildings, including many wonderful examples contributing to our built cultural heritage. In addition, we will share the innovations and discuss the challenges surrounding the use and reuse of masonry products in new construction. The scope will include applications using all masonry products, including bricks, blocks and pavers.

It is the strong intention of the organising committee that the 10AMC attracts delegates from all facets of the masonry industry including researchers, educators and practitioners from the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction as well as Building Management Authorities. We welcome both author and non-author delegates from the Australasian region and across the globe. For aspiring authors we invite original contributions across all aspects of masonry materials, architectural and structural design, detailing and construction.

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Architectural design and detailing
  • Structural behaviour of masonry
  • Experimental testing
  • Analysis, design and design codes
  • Materials technology, new materials and new techniques
  • Innovative use and reuse of masonry products
  • Historical and other case studies
  • Conservation, repair, retrofit and strengthening
  • Energy performance and sustainability
  • Deterioration and durability 
  • Masonry façades and veneers
  • Research and applications in masonry paving

All submitted papers will be independently peer reviewed by two members of the technical review committee before being published in the conference proceedings. We hope the 10AMC will help to ensure that Australasian expertise in masonry research and practice remains at the highest level by international standards.