Novel materials series: Low carbon concrete technology
Date & Time

9 September 2021
12:30 - 13:45 BST

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Members £45.50 + VAT 
Standard £70.00 + VAT

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Novel materials series: Low carbon concrete technology

Webinar
Date & Time

9 September 2021
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price

Members £45.50 + VAT 
Standard £70.00 + VAT

Student member discounts available; contact [email protected]

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Bookings currently offline

Unfortunately we are unable to process online event bookings at this time.

Contact our events team here

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero: part 4 of 6.

The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials. This webinar series looks at some of the alternatives, encouraging engineers to consider designing with these new materials and explaining how to deliver them successfully within projects.

The route to Net Zero by 2050 must involve reduction in material quantities through design and construction efficiencies and a shift to using and developing materials with reduced CO2e intensity.

In this session our expert panel will focus on low carbon concrete technology: today, tomorrow and how to get there. Presentations will outline:
  • Concrete technology today and how we can optimise for carbon - Paul Astle
  • Delivering low carbon concrete for Network Rail - Helen McGarry
  • Concrete technology tomorrow and the Low Carbon Concrete Group route map - ​Andrew Mullholland
The Low Carbon Concrete Group (LCCG) is part of the Green Construction Board and consists of representatives from across the concrete industry including concrete suppliers, contractors, specifiers, industry organisations, academia and professional institutions. The route map seeks to provide an objective and impartial guide to enable the use of low carbon concrete.
 
Reasons to attend:
  • Gain an understanding of concrete's typical properties
  • Understand the key drivers of carbon in concrete and how to optimise
  • Increase your awareness of future concrete technology and how it might be applied
  • Understand the difficulties and potential solutions within the UK concrete industry, the value of supply chain partnering and putting research into practice
  Who should attend:
  • Anyone that is responsible for, or influences, the specification of concrete
  • Structural engineering students

About the series

This webinar is part 4 of a 6-part series on Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero. All webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast. Benefit from a bundle discount when you book the series. 

1. How to get novel materials adopted on projects: R&D to construction - on-demand
2. Designing with rammed earth - on-demand
3. Designing with straw bale - 1 July 2021
4. Low carbon concrete technology - 9 September 2021
5. Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges - 20 October 2021
6. Timber concrete composites - 2 December 2021


Concerned about your time zone?
The webinar will be recorded and available to view on-demand for our international audience. On-demand access is included in the price of your webinar ticket.


 

Speakers

Paul Astle

Paul is an Associate at Ramboll with more than ten years’ experience in the design and construction of building structures. Paul specialises in the sustainability of building structures and has led sustainability training across Ramboll’s UK buildings business. Paul has presented and written numerous articles on the embodied carbon of structural materials, with a specific focus on structural concrete. 

Helen McGarry

Helen is a Senior Structural Engineer with Expedition Engineering. She is an integral part of Expedition’s infrastructure team, delivering low carbon innovation consultancy to client including Network Rail. Helen’s expertise includes research, design, project coordination, supply chain engagement, planning and communication.

Andrew Mulholland

Andrew is a highly experienced concrete technology consultant. Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Andrew spent 15 years in industry managing complex construction projects with a special interest in concrete technology. Andrew chairs the GCB’s Low Carbon Concrete Group and is the driving force behind the group’s Low Carbon Concrete Technology route map.

James Norman

James worked in industry 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, and has been publishing in this area including Conceptual Design of Buildings (IStructE) and Designing Timber Structures (TRADA).

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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