16th IB2MAC 2016 - International Brick and Block Masonry Conference"Masonry in a World of Challenges"
This conference continues the successful series started in Austin, Texas, in 1967. Since then, IB2MAC, which is held every four years, has become the most prestigious international event in the field of masonry. In an ever-changing world in which innovations are rapidly implemented but soon surpassed, the challenge for masonry, the oldest and most traditional building material, is to demonstrate that it can meet the increasingly pressing requirements of quality of living, safety, and sustainability.
The conference is intended to attract representatives among masonry researchers and practitioners, masonry industries and building management authorities, construction professionals and educators. The conference will thus represent a unique platform for discussion, networking, sharing new ideas and gaining insights into trends, innovations and challenges related to masonry, in both research and building practice.
The IB2MAC 2016 is welcoming you to join International experts to discuss, share ideas and gain insights into trends, innovations and challenges related to masonry, in both research and building practice.
The 16th IB2MAC take place in Padova, Italy and is hosted by the University of Padova. Padova is a well-known historic city in the North-East of Italy, hosting one of the oldest Universities in Europe. It has easy public transport access to Venice and other important heritage cities in Italy and UNESCO sites.