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26 Feb 2024

Opening seminar session line up announced for UKCS

Join us on Wednesday 20th March from 10:45am in the Concrete Connect Seminar Theatre. Located within the UK Concrete Show in Hall 1 at the NEC the programme begins with:

Meeting the challenge of Net Zero: Navigating the future of sustainable concrete

This session will provide insights into low-carbon concrete, cutting-edge emission reduction strategies, the role of additives, and innovative production solutions. Find out how the UK concrete industry is navigating the path toward the UK's ambitious goal of achieving net zero by 2050 (or earlier).

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Hosted by professional broadcaster Susannah Streeter, gain invaluable knowledge from leading figures within the industry. The session concludes with a panel and live Q&A with the audience.

10.45 - 12:30 Wednesday 20th March

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Speakers from Wednesday's morning seminar session at The UK Concrete Show

10:45 - 10:50


Susannah Streeter, Host

10:50 - 11:05

Decarbonising the UK Concrete industry: an update

Elaine Toogood, Director, Architecture and Sustainable Design, The Concrete Centre

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11:05 - 11:25

Practical low carbon concrete construction in Europe’s largest hospital project

Colin Dowds, Global Technical Manager, Imerys

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11:25 - 11:40

A model linking Compressive Strength and Porosity in Ternary System: Metakaolin, Limestone, Cement

Pascal Gonnon, Global Senior Manager for cement, mortar and concrete applications, Omya UK

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11:40 - 11:55

Concrete2Concrete recycling: bringing low carbon and circular solutions to the Concrete industry through technology transfer

Miles Watkins, Director, Xeroc Ltd

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Image of the Selfridges Building Birmingham and the Darwin Cocoon.

Selfridges Birmingham (left) utilised a combination of a structural steel frame and a reinforced structural sprayed concrete cladding system from Shotcrete Services. The Darwin Cocoon’s design also utilised the strength of the sprayed concrete shell to carry and distribute the building loadings

11:55 - 12:15

Ecoshot low carbon shotcrete: preparing the sprayed concrete industry for the changes to CEMI production in the UK

Stuart Manning, Technical Director, Shotcrete Services

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12:15 - 12:30

Panel discussion

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