09:00 - 17:00
Concrete District - Stand E80
Royal Victoria Dock,
1 Western Gateway,
Come and visit the Concrete District, one of the futurebuild districts, at Ecobuild 2018. This district will deliver inspiration and information to enable designers to realise the potential of concrete as a sustainable material and discover the range of construction solutions for housing, building and infrastructure.
The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete are working with Ecobuild to deliver three-days of practical guidance on concrete and masonry. Each day will feature a morning and afternoon session comprising a series of short seminars that all address a common theme. Each theme tackles a key sustainability issue and provides practical guidance and case studies for designers and the wider project team through a series of short, focused seminars, there will also be opportunity to ask questions of all the session speakers in a panel Q&A.
Fabric First approach to health & wellbeing
Concrete is an inert material which, unlike other forms of structure does not require a coating or other treatment to achieve protection from fire or maintain durability performance. But supporting internal air quality is not the only contribution concrete structure can make to the health and wellbeing of occupants. This series of talks goes behind the surface to explore fundamental design decisions and the relationship between healthy homes and workplaces and their forms of construction.
Chair: Guy Thompson, Head of Architecture, Housing and Sustainability, MPA The Concrete Centre
Speakers will be available to answer any of your questions at the end of this session.
Top Ten Tips for: Energy efficient design using concrete and masonry
A roundup of the top ten design considerations that will collectively deliver excellent year-round thermal performance in concrete and masonry buildings.
Speaker: Tom De Saulles, Building Physicist, MPA The Concrete Centre
Visual concrete – Getting the know how
This series of talks provides essential guidance for specification and detailing to achieve good looking concrete, whether precast or cast in situ.