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Join ICE East Midlands Graduates and Students Committee for a talk on the most current and applied information available on Construction industry and environmental issues.
Presented by Dr. Jahangir Mirza, Adjunct Professor for the Department of Civil Engineering at York University, Toronto, Canada, the discussion will be on alternatives and solutions involving minimum cement usage and maximising natural, industrial and agricultural recyclable materials in green construction.
The presentation will include salient technical, energy-related, environmental, and economical advantages of using those materials in everyday construction applications. The presentation could be of interest to those associated with construction industry, including design and materials engineers; architects; engineering technicians; engineers working in governmental agencies and consulting firms; engineering faculty and students; as well as ready-mixed concrete producers, concrete product manufacturers, and contractors. It will also provide significant help to people from utilities and other industries producing recyclable materials.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada
With an extensive career in civil engineering materials research, Dr Jahangir Mirza currently is an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Civil Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada. Having previously worked as a research scientist for Canada Cement Lafarge Ltd, focussing on cement, mortar and concrete issues including various additives, Dr Mirza has held research and teaching posts and various universities in Malaysia and Canada.
Dr Mirza was a senior scientist for the Research Institute of Hydro-Québec for nearly 25 years, specialising in materials used for repairing cracks, joints, water-stops in concrete structures. He has authored and co-authored over 200 publications and technical reports, including 2 books and contributed 15 book chapters. His materials expertise has been utilised to review international journals, as a panel member on advisory boards, and participated in over 40 national & international conferences and workshops.
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