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With deep regret we announce the death of PROFESSOR BRAJ SINHA

Professor Michael C Forde, PhD, FREng, FRSE, FACI, CEng, FICE, FIET, FCIHT, FINDT

Carillion Professor

The University of Edinburgh


It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing, peacefully after a long illness, of Professor Braj Sinha on Sunday 19th February.

You can send your condolences via his son: Shameek:

We send our best wishes to his family at this very difficult time: his wife, Asha, sons Shameek and Saurabh and his daughter Sangeeta.

Lucideon to Host ‘Alternative Uses for Bricks in Structural Work’ Webinar

Stoke-on-Trent (UK), 16 February 2017 – Lucideon, the international materials development and commercialization organization, is hosting a webinar, ‘Alternative Uses for Bricks in Structural Work: Moving Beyond Thin Brick’ on 16 March 2017, 10am (EST)/3pm (GMT).

11-14 February 2018 ~ 10th Australasian Masonry Conference (Call for abstracts)

The 10th Australasian Masonry Conference will be hosted by The University of Newcastle and Think Brick Australia at the ParkRoyal, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Further details can be found at the conference website
For aspiring authors we invite original contributions across all aspects of masonry materials, architectural and structural design, detailing and construction. A template for the preparation of abstracts can be found at the conference website. Abstracts should be submitted by 10 February, 2017

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