Chairman TC125 Masonry Products (CEN/TC125 is a European Standards Technical Committee responsible for the development and publication of European Standards, both Test Methods and Product Standards, for Masonry Construction Materials; Bricks, Blocks (Clay, Concrete, Calcium Silicate, Aerated Concrete, Manufactured Stone, Natural Stone), Mortar, Ancillary Components.
Cement, Clay and Concrete Technology Courses within the Mineral Products Centre
Mineral Product based Construction/Building Materials Manufacturing and Use.
BSI Technical Committee B519/WG4 Test methods for Masonry Products and Mortars. (2002 -)
Brick Development Association’s Brick, Mortar and Paver Standards Working Party. (1997 – 2015)
Brick Development Association’s Sustainability Working Party. (2008 -)
Geological Society of London - Accreditation Committee (2015 -)
Head of Sustainability & Construction Materials
Aug 2012 – Sept 2015
Sustainability & Construction Materials
Sept 2008 – Aug 2012
Materials Group Manager
Ceram Building Technology
Sept 2003 – Sept 2008
Technical & Research Manager
Ceram Building Technology
Apr 2002 – Sept 2003
Head of Research & Technical Development
Hanson Bricks Europe
Aug 1999 – Feb 2002
Research & Development Manager
Hanson Brick Ltd
Jun 1997 – Aug 1999
European Standards & International Research Groups:
Chair of TC 125 Masonry Products (European Standards Committee).
TC 125/WG4. Test Methods for Masonry Products and Mortar.
TC125/CG/TG2. Regulated Dangerous Substances – Masonry Products Task Group
TC 351/WG1. Regulated Dangerous Substances in Construction Products (2007-2012)
Tile & Bricks Europe (TBE) LCA Working Party.
TBE Regulated Dangerous Substances Working Party.
European Lime Association (EuLA) Technical Working Party Member
Smith, A.S., 2017 Evaluation of Atypical sulfate attack or a new form of mortar deterioration. Proceedings of the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, NS, Canada
Smith, A.S., 2016 Freeze-thaw durability of cement-lime-sand mortars. Proceedings of the 16th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy
Smith, A.S. & Edgell, G. J., 2016. Development of a masonry mortar freeze-thaw laboratory test method and the performance of CEM II mortar masonry panels. Proceedings of the 16th International Brick & Block Masonry Conference, Padua, Italy
Smith, A.S., Verhelst, F., Denayer, C., Givens, R. 2014 Quantifying the benefits of lime additions in cement based mortars. Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimaraes, Portugal.
Smith, A.S., Verhelst, F., Denayer, C., Givens, R. 2013 Hydrated lime additions to cement mortars; quantifying the benefits to mortar durability in masonry structures. Proceedings of the 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.