Fresh Concrete 4: Digitised Concrete

Recorded:Wednesday 22 June 2022
Presented by:Phillip White, Founder, Cloud Cycle
CPD:0 hours

This final Fresh concrete event featured innovations in the process of making concrete that can dramatically improve the resource efficiency, quality and performance of concrete as well as reducing 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.

Both innovations are already being trialled in projects around the UK and each presentation will provide more details including principles and benefits of the new technology, as well as its future potential.

Phillip White, Founder, Cloud Cycle

Data analytics and machine learning technology has been developed to track and monitor the movement and contents of ready-mixed concrete. Real-time data is provided to assess and enable intervention in the making and delivery of the concrete, helping to monitor its quality, reduce waste and embodied carbon.
In this presentation, Phillip will explain the benefits of the new technology developed by Cloud Cycle, its use in current trials and projects in the UK including HS2, and its potential to reduce the need for slump tests.  

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.