About Brick Talk Live

A Yorkshire man talking about what he loves doing best… or second best! Get to know Alan Pettingale talking about the differences between masonry restoration in the UK and US… and whatever else crosses his mind along the way.

You can expect solid information about restoration on commercial and historic buildings, using a drone to observe what can’t be seen from the ground. Alan also enjoys reviewing new tools and toys of the trade. Grab a drink and settle down to enjoy him talk with a few friends who love this stuff as well!


Upcoming Guests

Alan Pettingale: Talking about the Concept of Restoration and how it plays out in today’s world

Cavity Wall Tie Corrosion/TMS/BRE329-401/ TMS presentation 

Lateral Restraint Anchors

Ben Harris: Vice President of Engineering at Huckabee on School Storm Shelters 

Mike Schuller: President Atkinson-Noland & Associates on Historic Anchors and Grouting

Dr. Erik Nelson: Nelson Forensics LLC on The importance of Forensics in investigation on old masonry structures 

John Heseltine: General Manager of Helifix (Leviat) on core aspects of wall ties

Beverly Abell: Downtown Revitalization Professional on Main Street remediation and preserving Texas 

Dr. Tom Witherspoon: founder of S&W Foundation Contractors, Inc on piling and underpinning old historic buildings 

Andreas Stavridis: Associate Professor at University of Buffalo on Structures 101 

Craig Bennett: President of Bennett Preservation Engineering PC on Old forts from the Civil War 

Jamie Crawley: Texas Main Street Arcitect and Design Lead at THC program on historica restorations


Alan Pettingale

Alan Pettingale


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Speaking Engagements

The Masonry Society

2022 Annual Meeting

Credit: Visit Denver

October 12-15, 2022
Sonesta Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO

Join us to participate in TMS business and committee meetings (including TMS 402/602 meetings) and network with other masonry professionals at social events.

    9th Forensic Engineering Congress

    Denver, Colorado | 

    Organized by ASCE’s Forensic Engineering Division, the Congress will bring together practicing engineers, academics, and forensic experts from various disciplines to share their knowledge and experience. Attending will provide you with the opportunity to learn from the experience of others, to share your experience by presenting a paper, participate in a committee meeting focused on specific aspects of forensic engineering, attend a workshop led by industry experts, and network in a way that will allow collaboration with others.

    14th North American Masonry Conference


    JUNE 11 – 14, 2023

    The conference will be jointly hosted by the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Nebraska Masonry Alliance (NMA), and sponsored by the Masonry Society (TMS).

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