Novel materials: concrete alternatives
Date & Time

18 April 2024
12:00 - 13:00 BST

Location

Online

Price

Members: £45 + VAT
Standard: £70 + VAT

Novel materials: concrete alternatives

Novel materials: concrete alternatives

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Webinar
Date & Time

18 April 2024
12:00 - 13:00 BST

Location

Online

Price

Members: £45 + VAT
Standard: £70 + VAT

Discover how limestone, calcined clays and graphene green concrete are reshaping the construction industry and how to use them successfully in your projects.

As the climate emergency is challenging engineers to acknowledge the wider implications of their designs, the Novel material series inspires professionals to consider novel uses of structural materials and offers practical advice on implementing successfully a broader palette of non-traditional materials.

In this webinar, expert speakers share case studies highlighting the benefits of using limestone, calcined clays and graphene green concrete in place of traditional concrete, and explore how to overcome the common challenges involved in their implementation.

 Reasons to attend

  • Explore the unique properties of graphene, calcined clays, and green concrete, and how they contribute to enhanced strength, durability, and sustainability in construction projects

  • Delve into the long-term environmental advantages of using these materials, such as reduced carbon footprint and improved resource efficiency

  • Learn the benefits of implementing these materials in your designs

  • Hear case studies highlighting best practices on the successful use of non-traditional concrete substitutes

Intended for

  • Engineers wanting to know more about cost-effective solutions for improving the strength, durability, and environmental performance of their projects

  • Wider built-environment professionals involved in projects that use limestone, calcined clays and graphene green concrete

  • Academic researchers and students wishing to stay ahead of the curve in materials science and engineering

​Speakers

Karen Scrivener Professor and Director, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Karen is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and author of over 200 journal papers. Her research focuses on the understanding of the chemistry and microstructure of cement-based materials and in improving their sustainability. In 2008, she came up with the idea for LC3 cement, a material with the potential to cut CO2 emissions related to cement by more than 400 million tonnes a year.

Dr Meini Su Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering, University of Manchester

Dr Su is a theme lead of safer infrastructures at Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research. She obtained the bachelor degree from the University of Hong Kong and PhD degree from Imperial College London. Her research interests lie in the durability of reinforced concrete structures and sustainable construction materials. Dr Su is a Chartered Engineer with the ICE and IStructE. She is an editor for fib Model Code 2020 and the Technical Specification of Electrochemical Technology for Durability of Concrete Structures.

James Norman - Chair Professor of Sustainable Design, University of Bristol

James worked on a wide variety of projects and has designed in a variety of materials, including steel, concrete, timber, earth, straw and glass. In 2015, James moved full-time into academia, where he teaches structural design with a focus on low-carbon solutions. He has co-written Conceptual Design of Buildings and Designing Timber Structures.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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