The Concrete Centre @ FutureBuild 2019

Date:Tuesday 05 March 2019 - Thursday 07 March 2019
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Venue:

Material Hub - North Hall
ExCel London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1X

 

Price:Free

The Concrete Centre will be exhibiting at this year's Futurebuild event, taking place at ExCel London on 5th – 7th March 2019. The Concrete Centre stand will be in the Materials hub  (stand E81) and will offer a wealth of expert advice and practical demonstrations showing the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals.

Seminar Programme 

Our built environment is shaped by the changing needs of society. Construction materials play a part in ensuring that our buildings, meet our current needs and are fit for the future: resilient to climate change, low carbon, material efficient and robust and secure. This series of presentations chaired by The Concrete Centre will provide insights into how concrete and masonry can enable designers to meet these challenges.

To reserve your place at one of these talks, visit www.futurebuild.co.uk/materials-hub. All presentations will take place in the materials hub theatre. 
 

Innovations in Concrete
Date: Tuesday 5 March 
Time: 16.30 - 17.40
This session will explore a range of innovations and new technology being applied to materials, production, logistics, construction and re-use in the concrete sector including Offsite construction. The session will includes presentations of projects using innovative concrete and digital construction as well as specific innovations and research.
 
Chair:  Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect, The Concrete Centre
  • Innovations in Concrete, Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect, The Concrete Centre

    Elaine will provide an overview of some of the many exciting innovations being used to lower carbon, reduce waste, improve communications and enhance quality and performance. 
     
  • Innovative Concrete for Grand Designs House, Richard Kershaw, National Technical Manager, CEMEX

    Join Richard on an ever-evolving journey of innovation in concrete to learn how CEMEX developed and delivered a project which included hyper performance concrete, engineered to achieve unprecedented mechanical performance, strength and durability.
     

  • Digital Construction, Simon Harold, Business Development Director, PCE limited

    This presentation describes the expansion of digital design beyond dimensional co-ordination into use of data rich models to assist in programming, cost management, site logistics and beyond. Simon will describe how their use of a Digital Data Collaboration Hub helps provide efficiency and savings using hybrid concrete construction.  
Circular Economy of Concrete
Date: Wednesday 6 March 
Time: 10.30 - 11.40
This session will provide guidance on best practice in material efficiency, exploring reducing embedded materials, designing for re-use and recycling at end-of-life. The session will include presentations of projects using these strategies including the New Royal Pathologists Head Quarters by Bennetts Associates. 
 
Chair: Guy Thompson, Head of Architecture, Housing and Sustainability, The Concrete Centre 
 
  • Designing for Material Efficiency, Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

    Jenny will provide guidance on whole-life waste minimisation and material efficiency when designing with concrete and masonry. Designers can influence the material efficiency of their project by choosing construction solutions and methods that reduce the amount of material required. 
     
  • Case study exemplar: Royal College of Pathologists Headquarters, Rob Bearyman, Associate Director, Bennetts Associates & Hannah Fothergill for Bennetts Associates

    The new London headquarters for the Royal College of Pathologists is a carefully considered, flexible and environmentally efficient building.  Exposed cast in situ coffered concrete slabs and timber board marked walls are a distinctive feature of the interiors and provide thermal mass as part of the building’s passive cooling strategy.  Rob & Hannah will describe the sustainable design approach taken for this project, the material efficient structural form and the use of GGBS.
Fit for the Future
Date: Thursday 7 March
Time: 13.30 - 14.40
This session will explore how structural materials play a part in ensuring that our buildings are fit for the future: resilient to climate change, low carbon, material efficient, robust, fire resistant, secure and built to last. Presentations will include a case study of White Collar Factory by AHMM architects.
 
Chair:  Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre
  • Designing for the Future, Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect, MPA The Concrete Centre

    Elaine will provide an overview of how concrete and masonry can enable designers to meet the challenges facing our future buildings. This short talk will give insights into how to create low carbon, people-centric environments that deliver long-life performance for clients and occupants. 
     
  • Project exemplar: White Collar Factory at Old Street Yard, Stephen Taylor, Associate Director, AHMM Architects

    White Collar Factory, London is an innovative new workplace with a focus on the comfort of its occupants with natural ventilation, passive cooling smart servicing, flexibility and adaptation to changes in use and our likely future climate. The presentation will provide an insight into the design concept, its evolution and the role of concrete.  
     
  • Thermal mass for low energy heating, cooling and mitigating overheating, Tom De Saulles, Building Physicist, The Concrete Centre

    This presentation will give an overview of the key ways in which the thermal mass in concrete and masonry helps optimise the passive performance of buildings to provide a comfortable environment whilst decreasing whole-life carbon and running costs.
     
  • Reducing impact of fire, Tony Jones, Principal Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

    The various studies following Grenfell have led to a number of changes to the Fire Regulations and there is likely to be more to come. The presentation provides a brief summary of the changes and explains how concrete and masonry structures provide the low risk solution.

To reserve your place at one of these talks, visit www.futurebuild.co.uk/materials-hubAll presentations will take place in the materials hub theatre. 

Concrete Futures - Exploring Innovation and New Technology



This Futurebuild feature, in partnership with The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete is exploring innovation and new technology in materials, production, logistics, construction and re-use.

Visit stand E80 to find out how concrete is evolving and innovating to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations.