The Masonry Research Group (MRG) is located at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University and is led by Dr. Vasilis Sarhosis. Research at the MRG focuses on several core areas, including inspection, monitoring and assessment of masonry structures (e.g. masonry arch bridges, tunnels, viaducts, retaining walls etc). More specifically, the following areas are investigating:

  • structural behaviour of masonry structures,
  • inspection, monitoring and condition appraisal of masonry structures,
  • assessment of masonry structures,
  • maintenance and repair of masonry structures.