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Adrian Page

Adrian Page is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia. As well as his other academic activities, for more than thirty years he has been actively involved in fundamental and applied masonry research, has published widely in the field and has been internationally recognised for his work. He has close links with industry and much of this research has related to the development of design provisions for the Australian Masonry Structures Code which he currently chairs.

Barry Haseltine

Barry has a lifetime of experience in civil engineering as a Consulting Engineer, working on many buildings and in standardisation. After graduating from City and Guilds College, Imperial College, London in 1954, he remained at the college for a further year of postgraduate study before joining the RAF for 2 years National Service, mostly in Germany. After experience on a construction site, he joined Jenkins and Potter, Consulting Engineers, where he worked on a range of structures, but in particular on masonry design, research and development.
The Ronan Point explosion in 1968 seemed likely to make masonry structures difficult to design, and Barry was instrumental in the industry building a test structure in which real gas explosions were induced. The results showed that masonry was much stronger than previously assumed in such situations. As a result of that work Barry took part in the formulation of the rules for avoiding 'progressive collapse'.
The revision to limit state philosophy of the British Code of practice for masonry in the early 1970s took Barry into BSI committees, where he became Chairman of the Code for Masonry structures. The move to transfer such codification to ISO and Europe led to his working in both those fora, when he became Chairman of the ISO TC179 for unreinforced masonry and Chairman of the Eurocode committee for 9 years, and the drafter of the rules for structural use of masonry in EN 1996-1-1.

Gregg Borchelt

President & CEO
Brick Industry Association
United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Mr. Borchelt became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brick Industry Association in 2010. Prior to becoming President, Gregg served as BIA’s Vice President of Engineering & Research since 1988.
BIA is the trade association for companies that make and sell clay brick. He directs activities of the National Association and four regional offices. Work is directed to marketing, technical service, educational outreach, government relations, environmental health and safety, publications and research. He is charged with achieving BIA’s mission statement: to promote and advance the clay brick industry with the goal of increasing its market share and to safeguard the industry.
An author of award-winning of technical papers on masonry, Gregg has participated in masonry conferences throughout the world. He has served on the Scientific Committee for the international Brick Block Masonry Conferences since 1988. During his career Gregg has concentrated on increasing and distributing knowledge related to masonry performance, design and construction. His degrees in Civil and Structural Engineering are from Purdue University.

Jason Ingham

Curriculum Vitae

Jason obtained his undergraduate and Masters degrees in civil engineering from the University of Auckland, and his doctorate in structural engineering from the University of California at San Diego. He has been a faculty member of The University of Auckland since 1995, conducting research on aspects of concrete and masonry structures. Jason's early masonry research considered the seismic performance characteristics and code provisions for reinforced and prestressed concrete masonry, twice receiving the Alan H. Yorkdale Memorial Award from ASTM for his concrete masonry research. In 2004 Jason began a project that investigated seismic assessment and retrofit techniques for heritage unreinforced clay brick masonry. The substantial damage to unreinforced masonry buildings in the recent M7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake further underscored the need for such research.

Márcio R. S. Corrêa

Márcio Corrêa is associate professor in the Department of Structural Engineering, Engineering School of São Carlos, University of São Paulo (USP), Brasil, where he started to lecture and do research in 1980. His research subjects are tall buildings, masonry, reinforced concrete, numerical and experimental analysis. He has supervised 18 MSc and 6 PhD projects on Civil and Structural Engineering. A.prof Corrêa is author or co-author of 127 papers (journals and proceedings), 1 book and 2 chapters of books. He has participated in the joint committees to revise the Concrete and Masonry Brazilian Standards, being the coordinator of the Brazilian Clay Masonry Code - Design. He has also worked was a consultant engineer developing the structural design of a number of concrete and masonry buildings. A.prof. Corrêa is also editor in chief of the Brazilian Structural Journal CEE.

Nigel Shrive

Curriculum Vitae

DR SHRIVE'S research is in the area of structural mechanics, ranging from materials science at the one end to structural behaviour at the other. Dr. Shrive is also the graduate coordinator for the University of Calgary's Biomedical Engineering Graduate program. The principles are applied to masonry within the specific field of Civil Engineering, and to the soft tissues of joints in collaboration with colleagues from the Faculty of Medicine. The work in masonry has led to a better understanding of the behaviour and failure of the material when subject to compression. Face-shell bedded masonry has been a targeted type of masonry in recent years, particularly when subject to concentrated load. Results of the work have led to changes in the codes of practice of both Australia and Canada. The work on fracture has found wider application to concrete and rock. Post-tensioned masonry has been studied extensively, with more recent work focusing on the use of Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs). In the Biomechanics area, the research has been focused on the mechanical and structural behaviour of ligaments and articular cartilage.

Paulo Lourenço

Paulo LOURENÇO is full professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, and coordinator of the Group of Historical and Masonry Structures. He is currently the Head of the Institute in Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering, involving Universities of Minho and Coimbra in Portugal, with current contracted funding of 7.5 Million Euro and 70 PhD students.
Professor Lourenço is experienced in the fields of NDT, advanced experimental and numerical techniques, innovative strengthening techniques and earthquake engineering. He is a specialist in structural restoration and has worked as consultant on more than forty monuments, including World Heritage sites such as Cathedral of Porto, Monastery of Jeronimos (Lisbon), and Qutb Minar (New Delhi). He is also a structural masonry expert, responsible for R&D projects with the clay brick, concrete block and lightweight concrete block masonry. He has worked as consultant on innovative masonry structures in Portugal using confined and reinforced masonry, and on masonry infills in large projects, including 3 of the 5 new stadiums for European football championship in Portugal.
Professor Lourenço is the coordinator of an International Masters Course in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions. He is editor of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration and coeditor of the Conference Series, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions. He participated in several technical committees from ICOMOS-International Council of Monuments and Sites, ISO-International Standards Organization, CEN-European Committee for Normalization, CIB-International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction and RILEM-International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures.
Supervisor of 40 PhD students (21 concluded) and coordinator of several national and international research projects. He is author or co-author of more than 600 technical and scientific publications in the fields of masonry, timber and concrete structures, with an h-index of 12.

Richard E. Klingner

Professor Klingner received his academic degrees (BS, MS and PhD) from the University of California in Berkeley. His field of specialization is structural engineering, with emphasis on the analytical and experimental investigation of the dynamic response of structures, earthquake-resistant design of masonry and concrete structures, and anchorage to concrete.
Since 1977, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on structural analysis, dynamics, and the behavior and design of masonry and reinforced concrete structures. He conducts investigation in those areas, and has authored or co-authored more than 80 refereed journal articles, 25 books or book chapters, and 400 other technical publications. Currently, he conducts investigations of the performance-based seismic design of masonry, and of autoclaved aerated concrete masonry. Since 2004, he has been Associate Department Chair, in charge of the Architectural Engineering program.
He takes a leading role in the activities of many technical committees of the US and other countries, including the American Concrete Institute, The Masonry Society, and the American Society for Testing and Materials. For the period 2002-2008, he was Chair of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee, sponsored by the American Concrete Institute, The Masonry Society, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Robert Drysdale

Dr. Drysdale is a leading expert in the masonry industry. In the past Dr. Drysdale has received the Canadian Masonry Contractors' Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for his many contributions to the masonry industry. His numerous years of research in masonry have earned him international recognition. Recently, Dr. Drysdale was appointed as the first professor to hold the position of Martini, Mascarin and George Chair in Masonry Design at McMaster University.
In addition to developing masonry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at McMaster University, Dr. Drysdale has offered many short courses to practicing professionals in the construction industry. His extensive design experience is complemented by thorough knowledge of the relevant codes and standards through active participation in their preparation.


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