As was the case in the six previous Symposia, the Seventh Canadian Masonry Symposium was ssigned to a host University and the entire organization and work involved was based on volunteer effort. At McMaster University this involved a major effort by the Engineering DocuCentre and by members of the Masonry Research Group. Other assistance from office staff in the Department of Civil Engineering, the Printing Department and Conference Services are also gratefully acknowledged.
The members of the Advisory Committee are thanked for their advice and their efforts in promoting this Symposium. Also, the start up funding provided by the major sponsors was essential and very much appreciated. Of special note is the participation of the Masonry Society who added to the prestige of the Symposium by scheduling the 1995 TMS Summer Meeting at McMaster University during the weekend before the Symposium.
The major work of preparing for this Symposium fell on the shoulders of the Organizing Committee. Their dedicated efforts and attention to detail are recognized and appreciated. Also, each paper in the Proceedings was reviewed and the assistance provided by the reviewers listed below is acknowledged.