Evolving Concrete 2017 seminar is taking shape

Following the success of last year’s event, The Concrete Society announces that the third Evolving Concrete seminar will be taking place at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre on 28 September 2017.

Under the theme of ‘Forming Our Future’ this one-day CPD-accredited seminar, which includes space for exhibitors and optional evening dinner, will present industry experts speaking on a selection of diverse topics.

We are delighted that Chris Dulake, a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers, will be giving the opening address. With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Chris has held a number of key engineering positions, before joining Mott MacDonald as major projects portfolio director in 2016. Previously, he was engineering director for HS2 Phase 1, having moved from the role of chief engineer for Crossrail.

The programme will include presentations on:

•          the Hinckley Point nuclear power station project

•          ternary cements, specification and characteristics

•          advances in fibre-reinforced tunnel linings

•          validation of fibre-only floor design using large-scale testing

•          advanced admixture technology for concrete with high clay content sand.

With more topical subjects to be announced, this seminar is already proving to be of particular interest to architects, consultant engineers and contractors.

Kathy Calverley, Managing Director of The Concrete Society, said, “We are proud that as a non-for-profit, independent company we are able to organize a high-level technical seminar with knowledgeable speakers. The focus will be on addressing delegates with the expertise and best practice required to face the constant changes and challenges in our industry. We are looking forward to welcoming members and non-members to this technically inspiring day, which includes exhibitor space alongside the seminar.”

Evolving Concrete will be held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre near Junction 11 of the M4, Reading. This venue has excellent travel links, free parking and, as well as a 200-bedroom hotel on-site, there is also a range of hotels within a short radius.



The Concrete Society

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