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Masonry and Rendering: An Essential Update - SOLD OUT

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 26 February 2019
  • Time(s)
    9:20 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee
    Early-bird* Member Rate: €195
    Early-bird* Non-Member Rate: €245

    Member Rate: €245
    Non-Member Rate: €295
    This seminar is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact the CPD Training Team.

    *Early-bird expires 15th February 2019
    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

    Irish Concrete Society members avail of the members rate and will need to contact the CPD Training team to book at this rate.


  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1, C2



A joint Engineers Ireland and Irish Concrete Society technical seminar for all those involved in the design, specification and construction of low rise masonry construction.

Seminar overview

Masonry is a commonly used method of construction used in smaller scale projects in Ireland. From domestic homes, schools, nursing homes and smaller commercial units the flexibility of this method of construction is desirable. However, the successful delivery of masonry construction projects requires careful design, specification and execution. In this day-long seminar we will examine the principal standards and regulations involved in masonry design and construction and look at some of the key details to be considered. 

Who should attend?

This seminar has been developed for all those who design, specify, supervise and build with concrete blocks. Architects, consulting engineers, building surveyors, site engineers, contracts managers and sub-contractors will all find this seminar very useful. Clerk of works, resident engineers and client representatives will also benefit from attending.  

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Regulation Compliance & Design Overview
Standards Overview   |  Mr John Wickham, Senior Adviser Building Standards, The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government 

Design  Mr David Moore, Technical Director, Punch Consulting   
 Part A Building Regulations 
 EC 6 design examples, detailing for stability, selection of materials 
Fire Resistance  |   Mr Jim Mansfield, Director, Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners  
Materials Specification

Masonry  |  Mr Thomas Holden, National Technical Manager Concrete Products, Roadstone 
 Masonry units (SR235), mortars, wall ties, etc.
Render  |  Mr Lee York, Director, Elliott York Partnership 
 Rendering, environment, movement, joints and specification  
Practical Detailing
Dampness / Water Ingress Prevention   |  Mr Michael Holst, Associate Director, Clifton Scrannel Emerson and Associates 
 DPC’s positioning, flashings, copings
Provision for Movement   |  Mr Adrian Culliney, Senior Structural Engineer, Arup
Fixings and Detailing  |  Mr Simon Dunne, Regional Director, Garland 
 Wall ties, eaves, thermal bridging 
Workmanship, Defects & Repair Procedures
Workmanship  |  Mr Conor Taaffe, Managing Director, HomeBond  
 Inc. chasing / holes, cold weather, render, etc. 
Repair and Maintenance (inc render)  |  TBC   
 Repair of render, maintenance guidance   
Overview of the IS 465 register of professionals I Damien Owens, Registrar, Engineers Ireland 
Session chair  |  Mr Don Toomey, Chartered Engineer, Malachy Walsh and Partners
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26 February 2019

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.