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Fresh Concrete: exploring new approaches to making and using concrete

Online event
Wed 23 Mar 2022, to Wed 22 June 2022, 1pm - 2pm

This online series of talks showcases some of the innovative practice and new types of concrete emerging to address climate mitigation and adaptation. 

Fresh Concrete is intended to be a platform for knowledge sharing for all construction professionals, bringing a fresh approach and fresh thinking for concrete.  

Live events will take place online on Wednesday lunchtimes, 1pm - 2pm.

Find out more about each event below.

 

Fresh Concrete is produced in partnership between the Building Centre and The Concrete Centre and is free to attend. 

Recordings of all of the talks will also be available via Fresh Concrete, an online resource on the Building Centre and Concrete Centre websites.

 

 

Fresh Concrete: Carbon sequestering concrete, Wednesday 23 March, 1pm - 2pm 

This first Fresh concrete event features joint winners of the 2021 NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize - CarbonCure and CarbonBuilt. Each demonstrate a different way in which concrete can be manufactured using CO2, reducing both the embodied carbon of the concrete and also permanently locking in captured CO2 emissions. Deployment of their technologies, to avoid and reduce carbon emissions, has been described as a gamechanger for global decarbonisation.

 

Fresh Concrete: Innovative concrete construction, Wednesday 27 April, 1pm - 2pm

The second Fresh Concrete event focuses on innovative methods of construction using concrete. Glen Rust, R&D Engineering Leader from Laing O’Rourke, speaks about De and Re-constructable modular concrete structures that can be simply ‘deconstructed’ and re-used or re-configured supporting the principles of the circular carbon economy. Natalie Wadley, Director of ChangeMaker3D, discusses 3D Construction Printing - demonstrating sustainability benefits underpinned by carbon reduction, less waste and enhanced safety.

 

Fresh Concrete: New uses of concrete, Wednesday 25 May, 1pm-2pm

This Fresh Concrete event focuses on innovative technology that has the potential to transform the performance and uses for concrete. It includes new concrete being trialled in roads to wirelessly recharge electric vehicles in motion, and self-healing concrete that uses a bacteria-based admixture to enhance water tightness, reduce maintenance and increase the life span of concrete structures.

 

Fresh Concrete: Innovative concrete manufacture, Wednesday 22 June, 1pm-2pm

The final event in the series features innovations in the process of making concrete that can dramatically improve the resource efficiency, quality and performance of concrete, as well as reduce embodied carbon. It includes Digitised concrete - intelligent, in-transit, real time concrete management and Graphene-enhanced concrete to achieve stronger, more durable concrete that can avoid the need for reinforcement. 

 

As this is a joint event series between The Concrete Centre and Building Centre, your booking details for this event will be provided to both parties.

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