Specifying Concretes for Performance course

Date:Tuesday 04 December 2018
Time:14:00 - 19:00

Broadway House
Tothill Street

CPD:4.00 hours
Price:£100.00 + VAT

In a recent press coverage related to the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon concerns were expressed about the durability of reinforced concrete over the desired 120-year life span due to the risk of the steel reinforcement corroding. This course will explain how, by specifying the concrete correctly a 120-year service life (and beyond) can be achieved.

This CPD course will cover the basics behind concrete technology to give insight into how to specify for high performance concretes, including high strength, water resistant, more sustainable or more durable concretes.

Topics covered

  • Basics of concrete chemistry
  • Cements old and new
  • Specifying concretes for durability and sustainability (Part 1)
  • Specifying concretes for durability and sustainability (Part 2)
  • High strength concrete
  • Water retaining/resisting concrete – design, specification, crack control

Speaker Details

Jenny Burridge MA CEng MICE MIStructE
Jenny is Head of Structural Engineering at the Concrete Centre, part of Mineral Products Association. She is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the Construction Industry. She currently leads a team of structural engineers advising engineers, architects and contractors on the uses of concrete both technically and practically.

Colum McCague
Colum is Technical Manager at MPA Cement. He leads on the development of standards on behalf of the UK cement producers. With a combined background in structural engineering and materials research, Colum has developed a keen interest in enhancing material efficiency in concrete design.