A message from the ICT President - At the recent ICT/SCI joint event BS 8500:2023: Lower-Carbon Multi-Component Cements (More news to follow on that highly successful event soon), it was my pleasant duty to fulfil the presentation of a long overdue award to the event Chair, Dr. Nina Cardinal (Heidelberg Materials), the ICT Prize for Best Dissertation for her work on Optimising the compressive strength of Portland limestone cements, a subject perfectly suited to the event.
My heartiest congratulations to Nina, who went on to Chair a really useful event, attended at capacity by over 100 key stakeholders at the Society of Chemical Industrys lecture theatre and meeting rooms in Belgrave Square, London.
Colin Nessfield - ICT President
ICT have just published a new technical paper titled - What is the potential of alternatives to Portland cement in respect to environmental impact, engineering suitability & future use? authored by ICT member Richard Seniscal.
The paper is available for download from the ICT Website Technical Papers page
ICT Technical Papers are original contributions of the individual authors, in their personal capacity, and are peer reviewed by the Publishing Committee.
A new standard was published by BSI on 30th November 2023, entitled: BS
8500-1:2023 Concrete. Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206 -
Method of specifying and guidance for the specifier and BS 8500-2:2023
Concrete. Complementary British Standard to BS EN 206 - Specification
for constituent materials and concrete.
We are proud to be jointly hosting this seminar with the SCI Construction Materials Group on the 7th February 2024 at the Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, from 12:00 midday, to look into the new standard and what it means for our industry.
Full details of the Seminar, including booking information, registration and payment facilities can be found at https://theict.org.uk/seminar-bs8500.asp
We would like to wish everyone a great holiday season ahead, and look forward to a happy and prosperous New Year for 2024.
20th December 2023 - Read the ICT Presidents perspective on 2023 here.
Our office will close at 3pm this Friday 22nd December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Best wishes to all members of the Institute of Concrete Technology, our Student and Young Professionals Institute of Concrete Technology SYPro, thank you to all the dedicated members of ICT Council, all the hard working Committees and all those that keep the ICT running day-to-day, and to everyone, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Institute of Concrete Technology is inviting students and young professionals (<35 years) to submit abstracts for the Young Persons Symposium at the ICT Convention 2024 in Birmingham on 11th April 2024.
Past President of ICT Rob Gaimster now Chief Executive, Concrete NZ, discusses the Net-zero carbon concrete industry roadmap to 2050 for Aotearoa New Zealand -
Further details at https://concretenz.org.nz/page/2050_roadmap
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