Fresh Concrete 2: De & Re-constructible modular concrete structures
|Wednesday 27 April 2022
|Glen Rust, R&D Engineering Leader, Laing O’Rourke
This second Fresh concrete event focused on innovative methods of construction using concrete. It will include 3D printed concrete and a new structural system, designed simply ‘deconstructed’ and re-used or re-configured.
Glen Rust, R&D Engineering Leader, Laing O’Rourke, De & Re-constructible modular concrete structures
Laing O’Rourke has developed a new, patented structural system that can be built up to 4 times faster and saves up to 70% of embodied CO2 when compared to a traditional structural system. A key feature of this ‘D-Frame’ system is the connection development and testing which was completed following a systems engineering methodology with the Imperial College Civil Engineering department. Glen will explain the principle and benefits of this structure which can be simply ‘deconstructed’ and re-used or re-configured supporting the principles of the circular carbon economy.
Fresh Concrete, produced in partnership with The Building Centre, is intended to be a platform for knowledge sharing for all construction professionals, bringing a fresh approach and fresh thinking for concrete.