Evolving Concrete 2017 Exhibition and seminars
Evolving Concrete 2017

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.

Opening address

Forming our future - is our industry equipped for the challenge?
Chris Dulake, Major Projects Portfolio Director & Global Metros Practice Leader – Mott MacDonald

Chris is a Fellow of both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers. With 31 years’ experience Chris has held a number of key engineering positions including Engineering Director for HS2 Phase 1, having moved from the role of Chief Engineer for Crossrail. He joined Mott MacDonald in 2016 and is a strong advocate for efficiency and quality in design and construction.


Hinkley Point C - Journey to nuclear concrete
Peter Abel, Chief Materials Engineer – Bylor, a Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke JV
Dr Sarah Williamson, Technical Director – Bylor, a Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke JV

Ternary cements, specification and characteristics
Dr Colum McCague, Technical Manager – MPA Cement

Designing steel-fibre reinforced tunnel linings
Sotiris Psomas, Senior Engineering Manager – Underground Professional Services (Morgan Sindall Group)

Validation of pile-supported slabs design guidelines by experimental large-scale tests
Hendrik Thooft, Global Product Market Manager – Bekaert

Development of a new admixture to enable consistent concrete quality when using marginal clay-containing sands
Dr Jan Kluegge, Head of Marketing Ready-Mix Europe – BASF

Evolution of visual and durable concrete;
Use of controlled permeability formwork on a on the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee

Trevor Larkin, Head of Business Development – Max Frank

Developments in Precast Concrete Solutions for Modern Living
Terry Rosbotham, Technical Manager – Creagh Concrete Products

Brexit: MPA economic and market outlook 15 months after the historic vote
Aurelie Delannoy, Chief Economist and Policy Executive – Mineral Products Association (MPA)

Looking forward: Architect’s perspective (provisional title)
Chris Loyn, Principal architect – Loyn + Co Architects

Optional Evening dinner

Pre-dinner drinks reception for ticket holders

Seated till late
3 Course Dinner including wine, plus cash bar
Celebrity speaker Tom Dyckhoff broadcaster and historian on architecture.

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