Who We Are

The Confined Masonry Network is a project of an international consortium of individuals and organizations. Partnering organizations include: The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and its project The World Housing Encyclopedia, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Kanpur, the International Association for Earthquake Engineering, and Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Peru. The Network is an ever-expanding group of global experts in design and construction of Confined Masonry with backgrounds in architecture, engineering and education dedicated to promoting safe and economical housing worldwide by bringing quality confined masonry into the design and construction mainstream. The Network is facilitating the collection and exchange of global knowledge from international experts in confined masonry construction to formulating a global set of prescriptive construction guidelines and a global design guideline for this construction type,  with reference to key regional differences in construction methods and materials.


Past Events

  • Special session at the 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Santiago, Chile and a meeting of the working group developing engineered guidelines for confined masonry (January 2017)
  • Special session at the 10th North American Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Anchorage, Alaska and a meeting of the working group on engineered guidelines for confined masonry (July 2015)
  • Workshop at IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN), India to review construction of new IITGN campus with confined masonry construction and to discuss content of an engineered guideline for India (February 2014)
  • Workshop at IIT Gandhinagar, India to discuss introduction of the technology in India (April 2011)
  • A workshop for two of the working groups–design guidelines and construction guidelines–at the Catholic University of Peru (July 2009)
  • Reception with short presentations on confined masonry construction at the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Beijing, China (October 2008)
  • Inaugural workshop at IIT Kanpur, India (January 2008).