The University of Sheffield has a significant and long-standing reputation for research into the behaviour of cement, concrete materials technology and reinforced concrete design and analysis. In recognition of this work, a new research unit, the Centre for Cement & Concrete (CCC), was launched on 1 August 1993. This unit comprises 15 academics from the Departments of Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Process Engineering, Engineering Materials, Earth Sciences, and Architectural Studies. The Centre is run under the directorship of Professor Peter Waldron (M) (Head of the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering) and management of Dr Roger Crouch. In addition to the academic staff, the Centre benefits from a close association with Dr David Lawrence and Professor David Spooner of the British Cement Association (BCA), both honorary members of the Centre. There are currently over 35 postgraduate students and research associates (excluding Masters students studying Concrete Engineering) working in the CCC. Thus the Centre represents one of the largest research organisations of its kind. Whilst it would be inappropriate to list all areas of activity, the following gives some indication of the range of investigations currently under way.
Dr R.S. Crouch