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Research towards net zero concrete

Event organised by ICE

15 July 2024
17:00 - 19:30 BST (GMT+1)
Scarman Conference Centre
University of Warwick
Scarman Road
Coventry, CV4 7SH
United Kingdom

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Join the ICE West Midlands Coventry and Warwickshire Branch for technical presentations by speakers across the industry on recent research towards net zero concrete. 

Malaysia and the UK generate a combined stream of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) of over 70 million tonnes per year. Approximately 80% of this CDW is concrete that can be recovered as Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA), which in turn can be used to replace natural raw aggregates (sand and gravel) in new Recycled Aggregate Concrete (RAC).

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman, associate professor in civil engineering, Monash University Malaysia
  • Dr Sid Pourfalah, founder, Concrete4Change Ltd

The first presentation will showcase how academia and industry in Malaysia and the UK combine efforts to transition towards more efficient uses of materials in construction and net zero in concrete. The second presentation will showcase recent work that Concrete4Change Ltd has been carrying out. The company are developing ground breaking technology to utilise and permanently mineralise CO₂ in concrete. 


Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman

Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman

Monash University Malaysia

associate professor

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Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman

Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman is a civil engineering academic with a deep interest in decarbonisation in the construction industry, with a focus on materials and construction systems, ultimately contributing and leading towards reduced carbon emission and healthy living of humans. 

He is an associate professor in the School of Engineering of Monash University Malaysia, where he co-founded and leads the monash climate-resilient infrastructure research hub.

Dr Sid Pourfalah

Dr Sid Pourfalah

Concrete4Change Ltd


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Dr Sid Pourfalah

Dr Sid Pourfalah is a Chartered Engineer from the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has over 20 years’ experience of innovative and sustainable design, including research and development for contractors, design firms, construction manufacturers and academic institutions.

Dr Porfalah is currently a part time research fellow at the University of Sheffield, an honorary associate professor at the University of Warwick, and is also the founder of Concrete4Change.

For more information please contact:

Rachel Campbell