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Masonry Design to Eurocode 6

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 19 March 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee
    Members: €395
    Non-Members: €475
    IStructE members can also avail of the member rate. To avail of this, please contact the CPD Training team directly on 01 665 1305 or email
    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.
  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1



Masonry is one of the key construction materials and is used both as a loadbearing material and as a cladding to framed structures. Brick and block masonry remain the primary construction materials for houses and are used extensively in buildings of all types. Masonry structures have withstood the test of time and proven the inherent durability and structural integrity of masonry. Today’s masonry structures make use of modern materials and design methods to provide cost effective structural solutions. The introduction of the European Codes and the supporting CEN standards provides both new opportunities and challenges for designers.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to equip structural engineers with a basic knowledge of the structural design of masonry to EN 1996.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand what is covered by the Code
  • Understand the terminology used
  • Understand how to carry out the design of vertically loaded walls
  • Appreciate the procedure for dealing with concentrated loads
  • Understand how to design for lateral loading
  • Know where to find guidance on aspects not directly covered by the Code
NOTE: Participants will need to bring a calculator

Who should attend

All those interested in the design of masonry to EN 1996. This course will provide an overview of both the design procedures and supporting documents needed to design masonry in accordance with Eurocode 6 and indicate what is covered by the various parts of the Code.


Eur Ing Professor John Roberts Hon DSc


John Roberts is the Principal of the Technical Innovation Consultancy and Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering – Kingston University. He is a Civil Engineering graduate of London University, where he also studied for his PhD. Prior to his appointment as Mowlem Professor of Civil Engineering at Kingston University in 1988, Professor Roberts worked for the Cement and Concrete Association and the British Cement Association. He is co-author of the Concrete Masonry Designer's Handbook, the Handbook to BS:5628:Part 2, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Design Approach, Efficient Masonry Housebuilding Detailing Approach and the Design Guide for Eurocode 6. He has published over 130 papers relating to various aspects of masonry design and construction. Professor Roberts has extensive experience of work on British Standards and Codes of Practice, and currently chairs, or is a member of, several committees involved in the development of the European Standards. He is also President of the International Masonry Society.

Make a Booking

19 March 2020



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.