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Sustainable concrete, Ipswich

  • Lecture
  • Ipswich
  • 01 November 2017
  • 12:30 - 13:30
Sustainable concrete, Ipswich

About this event

Concrete's flexibility offers many opportunities for designers to influence the environmental, economic and social credentials of their projects, including performance credentials such as fire, durability, acoustics and adaptability. This presentation is intended to assist designers in optimising the sustainable credentials of concrete through specification.

It will focus on the constituent materials in concrete including admixtures and how the variation of the specification can influence the sustainability performance of the concrete.

Sustainable credentials with the greatest scope for influence through specification include:

  • the performance of fresh and hardened concrete (e.g. strength gain, durability);
  • embodied CO2 (ECO2);
  • CO2 associated with transportation;
  • responsible sourcing
  • use of recycled or secondary materials.

The presentation will go through these factors and how the considered use of concrete can improve the sustainability credentials of projects.


For more information, please contact:

Peter Wyllie
e: pwyllieuk@aol.com

Event venue

Wherry Flint Room
Quay Place (St Mary at the Quay)
Key Street
Ipswich IP4 1BZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Heather Bell

e: heather.bell@ice.org.uk