Concrete innovations

Twelve experts from leading organisations including Niall McLaughlin Architects, Sheppard Robson Architects and Grimshaw Architects will explore the latest developments in architectural and structural concrete. Discover the choices, options and the solutions when designing with concrete in order to create a better, stylish, leaner built environment.

The speakers will give guidance on concrete materials including: self-compacting, pigmented, glass-reinforced, sprayed, ultra-high strength, rammed and spun concrete. They will draw from international case studies exploring how concrete can be applied to architectural design in the forms of graphic patterns, board-marked arches, pencil slim staircase, lightweight facades, pigmented precast, 3D panels, textured walls and slender columns.


12.00pm – 1.00pm: Exhibition and lunch

1.00pm: Welcome and introduction by David Bennett (chair)

1.15pm: Pigments for concrete
- Kim O'Connor, managing director of Lanxess UK

Studies of colour in concrete: Frankfurt University, Barcelona Law Courts, Hectolitre Building
- David Bennett of David Bennett Associates  

2.00pm: Self-compacting concrete
- Jeremy Cairns, technical sales at Tarmac

Case study: London Bridge Station Redevelopment, The New Concrete Arches
- Rick Roxburgh, project architect at Grimshaw Architects

2.45pm: Precast concrete and GRC
- Jose Manuel Sanchez Casado, GRC at Techrete

Case study: The Tapestry Building, Kings Cross
- Tilo Guenther, associate at Niall McLaughlin Architects

3.30pm: Fibre C Technology
- Patrick Beul of Rieder

Case study: Citizen M Hotel, London
- George Poppe, associate at Sheppard Robson Architects

4.15pm: Surface impressions
- Lena Weckstrom, architect and business development manager at Graphic Concrete

Case study: Viborg National Archives in Denmark
- Rasmus Kierkegaard, associate partner at Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Denmark

5.00pm: Ductal UHC
- Cinzia Palazetti, director of Il Cantiere

Case study: The Staircase at Somerset House
- Matthew Wells, director of Techniker 

5.45pm - 6.00pm: Q&A

Please note that places are limited on this seminar and booking is essential. 

Cost: £38 + VAT per person