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ACI 2nd 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge Conference - 28 July 2022

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) ran their 2nd 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge Conference on July 12 & 13, 2022 and again the Institute of Concrete Technology supported the succesful event by acting as Co-Host for the UK leg of this World-wide event on the 13th July.

Two excellent technical presentations were made from ICT conttributors. Fellow and Past-President of the Institute Robert Lewis of Ferroglobe, with 'Practical Sustainable Concrete' looked at triple and quarternary mixes and discussed 'What is ‘low carbon concrete’ and how is it quantified? 

From ICT  Member Richard Swatton,  for Wagners Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) 'Achieving Net Zero-Are Ternary Cements the Most Viable Low-CO2 Alternatives for Concrete Production and What are the Potential Barriers to their Implementation?. Richard also received an Award from ICT President Muhammed Basheer at the recent 50th Anniversary Symposium for his dissertation in support of his MSc at the University of Leeds.

The session was moderated by current ICT Vice President Colin Nessfield for the UK's hour long contribution to another successful event for the ACI.

Concrete Knowledge Conference Speaker Rob Lewis
Concrete Knowledge Conference Speaker Rob Lewis

Concrete Knowledge Conference Speaker Richard Swatton
Concrete Knowledge Conference Speaker Richard Swatton


Free book download - Recycled Aggregate - 29 July 2022

Available for free download from the ICT Website: A comprehensive guide on IMPLEMENTATION OF RECYCLED

AGGREGATE IN CONSTRUCTION in Qatar by DR KHALED HASSAN (IRD,DR MURRAY REID (IRD),

DR MOHAMMED BIN SAIF AL-KUWARI (MoE).

 

https://theict.org.uk/pdf-download.asp

Cover image - Free book download. Recycled aggregate in Construction in Qatar
Cover image - Free book download. Recycled aggregate in Construction in Qatar


ICT Award at the RILEM Digital Concrete 2022 event - 29 June 2022

At the recent successful Digital Concrete 2022 event, the third RILEM International Conference on Concrete and Digital Fabrication held at Loughborough University at the end of June, the Institute of Concrete Technology were pleased to Award Ilhame Harbouz, Joint Ph.D. at University of Sherbrooke (Canada) and Ecole Centrale de Nantes (Laboratoire GeM - France), our recognition as the 'Best Presentation' of the Conference on her paper 'Printability assessment of cement-based materials using uniaxial compression test'. Many congratulation from the Institute.

ICT Award at the RILEM Digital Concrete 2022 event 29 June
ICT Award at the RILEM Digital Concrete 2022 event 29 June

ICT Award at the RILEM Digital Concrete 2022 event 29 June
ICT Award at the RILEM Digital Concrete 2022 event 29 June

Vietnamese visit - 27 May 2022

On Friday 27th May, The Institute of Concrete Technology welcomed representatives from the Vietnam Institute for Building Materials to the UK. Hosted by the Mineral Products Association, the Institute's Vice President Colin Nessfield welcomed Assoc.Prof. Dr. Le Trung Thanh, President of VIBM and President of the Vietnam Concrete Association and his colleagues to the MPA offices in Glenfield, Leicester.

Discussions on a wide range of technical and sustainability activities in the UK and Vietnam were held, with a particular interest in the development of transportable 3D Concrete Printing technology and a number of mutual interests. The visitors were also welcomed by UK Concrete Campaign and Communications Manager Matthew Butcher, Sustainability Manager Dr Hafiz Elhag, and a remote presentation from MPA Director Claire Ackerman contributing to a successful day.

On their safe return to Hanoi, our visitors indicated that Vietnam are looking to potentially increase the use of Euronorms and associated British Standards and we have several areas of mutual interest, with the visitors and ICT being keen to maintain and improve contacts and communications in the future.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Trung Thanh was welcomed on behalf of the ICT and presented gifts to ICT Vice President Colin Nessfield
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Trung Thanh was welcomed on behalf of the ICT and presented gifts to ICT Vice President Colin Nessfield

Delegation from Vietnam welcomed to MPA Precast Glenfield Office near Leicester
Delegation from Vietnam welcomed to MPA Precast Glenfield Office near Leicester