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52nd Annual Convention Symposium: 2024, The Pursuit of Netzero Concrete

Date: 11th April 2024

Venue: Hillscourt Hotel, Rose Hill, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 8RS

This ICT Convention is different from previous events and underwrites the ICT's ongoing commitment to the pursuit of Net Zero Carbon Concrete. This Convention, and those that follow will address this target.

The programme will comprise eight eclectic papers each providing a contribution to the widely recognised 2030 and 2050 targets. The range of topics / options will cover carbon capture, the circular economy, concrete with biotechnology, carbon mineralisation and others. This agenda will reflect the capability, resourcefulness, and pragmatic approach of the concrete sector.

If low carbon concrete is of concern to you from a professional standpoint, you will benefit from being part of this occasion. This issue affects all our futures.

This year will also feature the latest Sir Frederick Lea Memorial Lecture, given by Prof Ravindra Dhir.

Provisional Programme

8:30 Registration/Tea/Coffee  
9:00 AGM  
9:50 Comfort break  
9:55 Chairman's Introduction  
10:00 GCCA roadmap and developments around the world Dr Andrew Minson
Concrete & Sustainable Construction Director
Global Cement and Concrete Association
10:30 Transition to net zero concrete Dr Sid Pourfalah
Founder & CEO
11:00 Discussion  
11:15 Tea/Coffee Break  
11:45 Unlocking cement-free concrete with biotechnology Dr Davor Ivankovic
Experimental Scientist
12:15 Seratech: Decarbonising cement via engineered SCMs and carbon mineralisation Dr Sam Draper
Chief Executive Officer
12:45 Discussion  
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Sir F M Lea Memorial Lecture: Wide-angle lens view of Concrete research, 1972-2024 Professor R K Dhir, HonFICT
Hon. Professor of Concrete Engineering Universities of Birmingham,
Dundee and Trinity College Dublin
14:45 Discussion  
15:00 Tea/Coffee Break  
15:30 The circular economy in practice: The potential of recycled concrete paste Dr Nina Cardinal, MICT
National Technical Manager Cement
Heidelberg Materials
16:00 Unveiling MasterCO2reTM: Intelligent cluster system for low-clinker concrete production Nicoletta Zeminian
Marketing Manager Ready-mix and Site-mix Europe
Master Builders Solution, Germany
16:30 Using digital tools to build more sustainably Paul O'Hanlon, MICT
Global R&D Project Manager
Holcim, France
17:05 Discussion  
17:15 Chairman's closing remarks