Using concrete in a changing environment e-conference
Date & Time

5 July 2022 - 7 July 2022
13:30 - 16:30 BST



Members: £175 + VAT
(Early booking: £155 + VAT)

Standard: £275 + VAT 
(Early booking: £245 + VAT)

​Student members: £45 + VAT

Using concrete in a changing environment e-conference

Date & Time

5 July 2022 - 7 July 2022
13:30 - 16:30 BST



Members: £175 + VAT
(Early booking: £155 + VAT)

Standard: £275 + VAT 
(Early booking: £245 + VAT)

​Student members: £45 + VAT

Places available

Early booking discount

available until one month prior

Attend this inaugural e-conference to learn how to adapt your use of concrete in a changing environment.

View the full conference programme

The climate emergency is forcing all professions across the built environment to consider how to lower the embodied carbon of the structures they design and build.  

This inaugural e-conference is dedicated to helping structural engineers understand how to assess, strengthen and reuse existing concrete structures to extend their life and reduce the impact the build environment profession has on the environment.

It will cover real life examples of how material efficiency can be achieved and novel cements and concretes that can be used in current and future projects.  

The conference will take place online over three half days, enabling UK and international delegates to participate and explore the following themes: 

Day 1 - Concrete construction solutions
Day 2 - Reusing concrete buildings
Day 3 - Material efficiency and novel materials

Who should attend?

  • Structural engineers
  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • Material engineers

Networking opportunities

Our online platform includes:

  • Dedicated online Q&A and chat for every session
  • Dedicated networking sessions on all three days: take your seat at an online "table", discuss the day's presentations, network and meet your peers
  • Online messaging system; reach out to your colleagues and networks 

Interactive event platform

Join us on our cutting edge e-conference platform for a truly interactive event that enables face to face networking with your colleagues and peers. 

All e-conference content is recorded and made available to delegates on-demand for 3 months.


Day 1 speakers

Emily Halliwell

Structural engineer, The Concrete Centre

Emily is a structural engineer for The Concrete Centre where she promotes efficient design and construction. Her role includes work on the development of Eurocode 2 and providing technical guidance to designers. Prior to joining The Concrete Centre, she worked on a wide range of challenging engineering schemes, including stations, stadia and commercial buildings. She is a Chartered Member of the IStructE and the ICE.

Lee Richardson

Technical Leader - Structural Solutions

Lee has over 20 years’ experience in project delivery across the UK, the Middle East and Canada with strong expertise in structural concrete. Lee is part of the Laing O’Rourke technical leadership team with key responsibilities on projects from early engagement and tender to delivery on site. His focus is mainly on leveraging off-site manufacturing and its unique opportunities to ensure absolute certainty in project delivery.

Glen Rust

R&D Engineering Leader, Laing O'Rourke

Glen is a Structural Engineer with 20 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary engineering design teams at Arup, delivering complex projects in the UK and internationally, and for the past 5 years, working within the technology, innovation and R&D team at Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest private Contractor. He leads the technical design, development, and deployment of innovative next generation product based structures, low carbon and high productivity solutions for the built environment, and leads R&D activities related to sustainability, with a key focus on the decarbonisation of reinforced concrete.

Day 2 speakers

Tony Jones

Structural engineer, The Concrete Centre

Tony is a Structural Engineer with over 30 years of experience in design, research and investigation of Concrete Structures including performance in fire. He is currently the UK Head of Delegation to the CEN committee on structural concrete which is overseeing the development of the Second-Generation Eurocode on Concrete design. Tony provides guidance on structural and structural fire design to the UK concrete industry.

Octavian Lalu

Professional researcher, BRE

Octavian joined BRE in 2016 moving from the National Institute for Research and Development in Construction of Romania. Octavian is a professional researcher with over 10 years of work experience in fire safety engineering and fire testing. During his career, Dr Lalu gained experience in standard fire resistance testing, performance-based design, large scale fire testing, cladding testing as well as investigation of historical listed buildings.

Diego Padilla-Philipps

Net Zero Lead, WSP

As a Net Zero Lead, Diego works towards creating zero carbon buildings to address the climate emergency. This includes the development of the strategy for WSP’s Property and Buildings business to drive emissions down, multidisciplinary, holistically, delivering on their commitment to halve carbon emissions from all designs and advice by 2030. As a structural engineer, Diego’s experience varies from tall building design to complex basements, from office refurbishments to luxury hotels. He was the lead engineer for 22 Bishopsgate.

Day 3 speakers

Jenny Burridge

Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

Jenny leads the team of structural engineers at The Concrete Centre. She is a chartered civil and structural engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. She has worked for Arup and AECOM designing award winning buildings in both the UK and mainland Europe. She is the UK representative on the CEN task group looking at revisions to the fire part of Eurocode 2 and chairs the BSI Advisory Committee for Engineering Design and Construction.

Andy Truby

Director, TrubyStevenson Ltd.

Andy is a practicing structural engineer and a Director of TrubyStevenson Ltd.  Andy works principally in the buildings sector and has a particular interest and expertise in post-tensioned concrete structures.  He has been member of fib Commission 1 “Concrete Structures” for several years and acts as Convenor for Task Group 1.3 “Buildings”.

Craig Giaccio

Senior Technical Director, Arcadis

Craig is a Structural Engineer with over 25 years of experience in encompassing research, design, and assessment, and rehabilitation of existing structures. He is the UK representative to the Technical Working Group for the CEN committee on structural concrete. Craig is a Senior Technical Director in Structures at Arcadis UK.

Ailsa Roberts

Senior Engineer, Expedition

Ailsa is an experienced structural engineer. Her work focuses on improving the efficiency of the structures through considered concept design, detailed analysis, careful use of materials and applied research. An example of this combined approach comes from HS2’s Old Oak Common Station, where Ailsa led the design of the 1km basement box’s foundations, saving concrete by refining the structural analysis, alongside her development of a study with CARES to make use of tested properties of steel reinforcement.


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