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20th March

The Concrete Connect
Seminar Theatre

Morning Session

Meeting the challenge of net zero: navigating the future of sustainable concrete

Insights into low-carbon concrete, cutting-edge emission reduction strategies, the role of additives, and innovative production solutions. Illuminating the path toward the UK’s ambitious goal of achieving net zero by 2050 (or earlier).

00:00 - Introduction
Susannah Streeter, Host

03:44 - Decarbonising the UK concrete industry: an update
Elaine Toogood, Director, Architecture and Sustainable Design, MPA - The Concrete Centre

20:51 - Practical low carbon concrete construction in Europe’s largest hospital project
Colin Dowds, Global Technical Manager, Imerys

37:00 - 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

52:55 - Concrete2Concrete recycling: bringing low carbon and circular solutions to the concrete industry through technology transfer
John Twitchen, Director, Xeroc Ltd 

1:07:33 - Ecoshot low carbon shotcrete: preparing the sprayed concrete industry for the changes to CEMI production in the UK
Stuart Manning, Technical Director, Shotcrete Services

1:24:20 - Panel discussion

Afternoon Session

Prevention or Cure?
Exploring advantages in concrete construction

Dive into the specific nuances of prevention, cure, repair, remediation, waterproofing, and new build approaches in the UK's concrete construction sector.

00:00 - Introduction
Susannah Streeter, Host

02:12 - Prevention "and" cure: solutions for challenging environments
Damian Thomas, Commercial Development Manager, Infrastructure, Imerys

20:30 - Self-healing concrete for underground construction
Dr Omar Hamza, Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Derby

41:28 - Where concrete repair and sustainability meet
Deiniol Williams, Area Sales Manager, South West, Fosroc, past President of The Concrete Society, and Craig Hannam, Market Sector Manager UK & ROI, Fosroc

1:00:53 - Panel discussion

Final Afternoon Session

All matters concrete

Innovation spotlight:
Recent advances in graphene enhanced concrete

00:00 - Introduction
Susannah Streeter, Host

01:29 - All matters concrete
A guide to The Concrete Society, your route to independent advice, support on all matters concrete past, present and future, and including a UK wide network of technical and social networking events.
Kathy Calverley MBE, Managing Director, The Concrete Society

18:50 - Innovation spotlight: Recent advances in graphene enhanced concrete
Dr Lisa Scullion, Applications Manager, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre - The University of Manchester

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