Concrete Innovations - Formwork and Forming Technology


Taking a look at three UK projects, this Concrete Innovation event explores the techniques of wall and floor construction, climbing and jump forming, precast composite construction and precast mould making.

Simon Doody - Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Jaume Plensa - Artist and Sculptor
Eric Kuhne - Civic Arts Ltd

Manchester Met University Business School
The Business School provides a new faculty as well as a cross-University hub for 5,000 students and 250 staff.
Externally, the building is jewel-like in form, its trapezoid plan driven by a reaction to the geometry of site. Its a low energy building, incorporating thermal mass, natural daylight, controlled ventilation, integrated energy generation features and ground source cooling.

Titanic Belfast
The cultural lynchpin of Belfast’s new Titanic Quarter, Titanic Belfast offers a living monument to the city’s moving maritime legacy. It's angular glass and metal prows shadow the ghostly outlines of two great ocean liners - the Olympic and Titanic. The 12,000 m2 concrete framed floor space is shared with private function rooms and community facilities.

Dream, St Helen's
The 20m high landmark sculpture Dream by artist Jaume Plensa, stands on the site of the former Sutton Manor colliery in St. Helen's and is built of precast concrete made with white Spanish dolomite aggregate. The mix also contains titanium dioxide pigment, which has self-cleaning properties, helping to ensure that Dream's surface will stay bright.

Technical supporting presentations for each cast study will be given by DOKA, PERI UK and CORDEK

Exhibition & Coffee 5.30pm - 6.00pm / Lecture 6.00pm - 8.00pm / Drinks Reception 8.00pm - 8.45pm