Fantastic turn out for new Fresh Concrete Series

23 Mar 2022

Today The Concrete Cente, in a joint collaboration with The Building Centre launched its first event in the new series, Fresh Concrete. With almost 600 registrations for the first event, this online series of talks showcases some of the innovative practice and new types of concrete emerging to address climate mitigation and adaptation. 

Fresh Concrete is intended to be a platform for knowledge sharing for all construction professionals, bringing a fresh approach and fresh thinking for concrete.  

Live events will take place online on Wednesday lunchtimes, 1pm - 2pm. Find out more about each event below.
Fresh Concrete is produced in partnership between the Building Centre and The Concrete Centre and is free to attend. Recordings of all of the talks will also be available via Fresh Concrete, an online resource on the Building Centre and Concrete Centre websites.

Fresh Concrete: Carbon sequestering concrete, Wednesday 23 March, 1pm - 2pm 

This first Fresh Concrete event featured joint winners of the 2021 NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize - CarbonCure and CarbonBuilt. Each demonstrate a different way in which concrete can be manufactured using CO2, reducing both the embodied carbon of the concrete and also permanently locking in captured CO2 emissions. Deployment of their technologies, to avoid and reduce carbon emissions, has been described as a gamechanger for global decarbonisation.

Fresh Concrete: Innovative concrete construction, Wednesday 27 April, 1pm - 2pm

The second Fresh Concrete event will focus on innovative methods of construction using concrete. Speakers include Glen Rust, R&D Engineering Leader from Laing O’Rourke. Glen will speak about De and Re-constructable modular concrete structures that can be simply ‘deconstructed’ and re-used or re-configured supporting the principles of the circular carbon economy.

Fresh Concrete: Wednesday 25 May, 1pm-2pm

Fresh Concrete: Wednesday 22 June, 1pm-2pm