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 news item on the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon it was stated that:

“That project is going to require 120 years of service life to amortise [pay back] the investment. We know that Portland cement concretes contain steel reinforcements. Those
will surely corrode in at least half of that service lifetime."

This presentation will explain how, by specifying the concrete correctly, the proposed barrier will be able to withstand at least the required 120 year service life.

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.