Performance enhancement of masonry structures using near-surface mounted reinforcement

Near-surface mounted reinforcement (NSMR), sometimes referred to as “retro-reinforcement”, has been developed and used as a means of enhancing the performance of many existing brick and stone masonry buildings and arch bridges.  This presentation:
  • Summarises many of the challenges facing engineers responsible for the management and operation of masonry structures.
  • Explains the main principles behind NSMR.
  • Describes different forms of NSMR (and how they compare).
  • Shows how NSMR has been used to enhance the performance of masonry arch highway bridges and buildings.
  • Illustrates specialist innovative techniques such as directional drilling.
The presentation makes reference to the results from large-scale experimental testing and also case studies including two projects given ICE Historic Bridge and Infrastructure awards.

Steve Garrity is an eminent chartered engineer with 40 years’ combined experience in academia and industry. . Much of this research has been sponsored by and developed with Bersche-Rolt Limited, an award winning structural repair specialist.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date



Yew Lodge Hotel, Packington Hill, Kegworth, DE74 2DF

Professor Steve Garrity, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, CEng, MICE, FIStructE FCIHT

Event Association
University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Event Contact
Azhar Raoof

Event Contact Email

Additional Information
Refreshments will be provided

CPD certificates will be available

Regional Group
East Midlands

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