New Stone Federation President – Dr Tim Yates


Stone Federation are delighted to announce that our new President is Dr Tim Yates, Technical Director of the Building Research Team at BRE.

Tim has been involved in work related to buildings and structures for more than 40 years. This has included work in archaeology, research in the analysis of materials, studies of the impact of climate and pollution on heritage structures and the testing of stone and mortar.

In his current role, he is responsible for the management of projects relating to stone, heritage, and other traditional building materials.

For the last 25 years he has led teams specialising in masonry, heritage, natural stone, whole life performance, and more recently European Regulations particularly the Construction Products Regulation. The team has been responsible for undertaking consultancy projects on the assessment of materials and structures and has completed more than 500 projects all around the world. Many of these relate to the deterioration of building fabric or to the selection and testing of new and replacement natural stones for construction. He has been involved in a number of EU funded projects on economic assessments of the effect of pollution on heritage structures and the effect of environment on marble.

He has participated in the preparation of British and European Standards related to natural stone and heritage for more than 25 years and currently convenes two CEN/TC Working Groups and is also Chair of two BSI Committees, B/560 and CB/-/5. Tim has published extensively in international journals and conference proceedings and has produced chapters for two books on the selection and testing of natural stone.

We look forward to Tim’s presidency and thank him for his service to the Federation and its members.