Southern Regional Group - Special Concretes

The committee has taken the decision to postpone the AGM, which was scheduled for Monday 24th September, in order to allow time for members to be nominated for positions on the committee.

The evening meeting will go ahead as planned, with Jenny Burridge providing her fascinating presentation on concrete technology, but the AGM business will be moved to later in the year. More details of that to follow.

In today’s modern world of concrete performance parameters are no longer solely restricted to the material’s 28 day compressive strength. Beyond strength and durability, there may be other properties of concrete that are desirable on any given project. The presentation will look at some of these concretes that are available:

•           Lightweight concrete
•           High-workability concrete
•           Self-compacting concrete
•           High-strength concrete
•           No-fines concrete
•           Fibre reinforced concrete
•           Water-resistant concrete

Jenny leads the team of structural engineers at The Concrete Centre which is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry dedicated to enabling all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete.

Jenny 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. Prior to becoming Head of Structural Engineering, she spent four years as a regional engineer with the Concrete Centre advising clients, engineers and architects on the most efficient and effective uses of concrete. 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.

Event Information

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30 start


University of Portsmouth, Portland Building, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH

Jenny Burridge MA CEng MIStructE MICE MSc, Head of Structural Engineering

Event Association
The Concrete Centre

Event Contact
Pinelopi Papathanasiou

Event Contact Email

Additional Information
Tea and sandwiches available from 18:00

Limited pay and display parking is available in Portland Car park. However, plenty of spaces are available in the other University car park behind Portsmouth Register Office (Mildam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF) which is just 2 minutes’ walk from Portland building

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