The Twelfth North American Masonry Conference
May 17-20, 2015 in Denver
The 12th North American Masonry Conference will be hosted by the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Colorado Denver and will be lead by Dr. Frederick Rutz, University of Colorado Denver (UCD), Michael Schuller, Atkinson-Noland & Associates (ANA), and Nancy Partridge, Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute (RMMI). The Masonry Society will coordinate the NAMC and serve as its primary sponsor along with support from the masonry technical community.
The North American Masonry Conference (NAMC) is a forum for the exchange of scientific, engineering, architectural, construction, evaluation, and repair information on masonry. The conference includes technical papers and sessions, panel discussions, and other methods of information exchange. The conference, which is organized by The Masonry Society and a local hosting University, is now held every four years (up through the 8th NAMC in 1999 it was held every three years), and the most recent NAMC, the 11th, was held in Minneapolis Minnesota on June 5-8, 2011.
For the 12NAMC additional efforts will be made to involve contractors, producers, designers, and those concerned with masonry training. A key aspect built into the themes will be the promotion of masonry in the local, regional and national markets.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts describing proposed papers and publications no later than June 1, 2014. Abstracts are to be 100 to 300 words. Format information and requirements for the abstract and final paper are available at www.masonrysociety.org/NAMC.
About the Author
Phillip Samblanet is a professional engineer, and the Executive Director of The Masonry Society. He served as the secretary for the MSJC Inspection Task Group.