Civil Engineering Department at the University of
Colorado Denver will host the 12th North American
Masonry Conference on May 17-20, 2015. The University of
Colorado Denver is centrally located in beautiful Denver
Colorado near a number of attractions with the Rocky
Mountains as a backdrop.
December 1, 2014
Final Papers Due:
January 15, 2015
NAMC: May 17-20, 2015
Come see SAM the robot lay brick!
The 12th North American Masonry Conference
will host Construction Robotics brick laying robot SAM.
SAM short for Semi Automated Mason will work alongside a
mason and a mason tender on a Hydro Mobile mass climbing
work platform building a 40’ foot long and 4’ high
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),
with local support from the 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.
provide a technical forum for presentation of
scientific, engineering, and architectural
information relative to masonry products and masonry
provide for a Proceedings to act as a permanent
record of scholarly technical papers related to
provide a forum for engineers, architects,
contractors, producers, suppliers and others
interested in masonry to exchange information and
network with each other
provide a forum to educate designers about the
effective use of masonry
provide a forum to promote the use of masonry
introduce the international masonry community to the
educational programs and activities at The Masonry
Society, the University of Colorado Denver, the
Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, and to the greater