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Low Carbon Concrete Routemap launch

Event organised by ICE

Date
27 April 2022
Time
15:00 - 17:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW10 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

Concrete is the most used material on the planet. We rely on many forms of concrete each day, from pavers that we walk on to high-performance structural concrete used in our tall buildings and infrastructure. Yet the active ingredient in concrete – cement – is a potent source of greenhouse gases. Emissions from the cement used in the UK in a single year are equivalent to those from 7.2 million cars.

Join us to find out more about the Low Carbon Concrete Routemap, which examines how the infrastructure industry can use the latest tools, technologies, and materials to continue using concrete while working towards a zero-carbon future. The route map has been put together by the Green Construction Board’s Low Carbon Concrete Group (LCCG) and makes wide-ranging recommendations for the industry and government.

Programme

14:30 - 14:40

Welcome by ICE President Ed McCann

14:40 - 14:50

Introduction by Chris Newsome OBE, Non-Executive Director, Affinity Water and Chair of Green Construction Board, Infrastructure Working Group e

14:50 - 15:00

Routemap presented by Andrew Mullholland, Chair, LCCG

15:00 - 15:40

Panel discussion chaired by Dr Asha Panchal, Technical Manager, Keltbray Bruce Martin, Expedition Engineering and Richard Kershaw, CEMEX

15:40 - 15:45

Closing remarks by Dr Asha Panchal

Speakers

Ed McCann

Ed McCann

Institution of Civil Engineers

president 2021-22

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Ed McCann

Ed graduated from Imperial College London in 1989 with a degree in Civil Engineering. During twelve years with Binnie & Partners he obtained a Master’s Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and worked on some fifty infrastructure projects all over the world.

He joined Expedition Engineering in 2002 where he has been the Project Director for many projects including the multi award winning Infinity Bridge and the Olympic 2012 Velodrome. He currently works on major projects and programs in the UK and internationally where he focuses on strategic engineering design and improving productivity across the asset lifecycle. 

Ed was instrumental in the growth and development of Expedition from a “back bedroom start-up” to Building Magazine’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2012.

In 2009, Ed and the two other owners of Expedition set up a social enterprise called the Useful Simple Trust and gave the company to the employees. He is now a Trustee of the UST, which has a number of award-winning companies specialising in Engineering, Communications Design, Architecture, Education and Sustainability.

He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Innovation and a member of the UK’s i3P Strategic Leadership Group which is focused on innovating across the built environment. 

He co-created cross industry initiatives including: the Constructionarium, the Get It Right Initiative and the Expedition Workshed.

Ed has been actively involved in design education since 1999 and he is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation.

 

Dr Asha Panchal

Dr Asha Panchal

Keltbray

technical manager

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Dr Asha Panchal

Asha is the Technical Manager for Keltbray Piling and a Chartered Civil Engineer specialising in geotechnical engineering.

She received a PhD at City, University of London and has extensive experience in physical modelling relating to piled foundations and deep excavations in clays. Asha has published a range of geotechnical papers and presented at numerous international conferences. Her on-site and research experiences enables Asha to bridge the gap between industry and academia, and with a technical background she implements research-based innovations to benefit live projects. Asha led the development of the HIPER Pile from concept through to full-scale implementation, delivering the first-ever HIPER Pile project for HS2.  She was appointed an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at City, University of London and is a Director of the International Press-in Association, Japan.   

Chris Newsome OBE

Chris Newsome OBE

Affinity Water and Chair of Green Construction Board, Infrastructure Working Group

non executive director,

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Chris Newsome OBE

Chris Newsome, Director of the UK Water Partnership, leads the Digital Water Delivery Group. A civil engineer by trade, Chris has spent the majority of his career in the water industry planning for, designing and delivering capital programmes of work. Chris’ previous roles include: Director of Asset Management at Anglian Water Services Ltd, Chairman of UK Water Industry Research, and President of the Institute of Asset Management. He is a member of the Government's Green Construction Board and is Chairman of the Infrastructure Group. In 2017, he was awarded an OBE for his services to civil engineering and carbon reduction.

Andrew Mullholland

Andrew Mullholland

Low Carbon Concrete Group and Managing Director, Amcrete UK

chair

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Andrew Mullholland

Andrew is the Managing Director of AMCRETE UK, which provides concrete technology support and advice to many clients within the construction industry across the country. Andrew is a Chartered Construction Manager and a member of the Institute of Concrete as well as holding the position of Chair of the Low Carbon Concrete Group since early 2020.

Andrew regularly lectures for the Chartered Institute of Building, reviews papers for the ICE and works with Concrete producers, clients and Contractors advising on concrete related investigations and solutions as well as introducing new and emerging cement technologies to contribute to driving down the industries carbon emissions.

Bruce Martin

Bruce Martin

Expedition Engineering

associate director

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Bruce Martin

Bruce is a structural engineer who cares about elegant and practical engineering. Bruce is passionate about minimising and, where possible, reversing our contributions to the climate and biodiversity emergencies. As a member of the Green Construction Board Low Carbon Concrete Group he is working to change practice across UK construction. Bruce believes that, while we wait for carbon negative concrete to become commercially available, efficient design which minimises the volume of concrete used is a significant and neglected step that we can take to immediately reduce the harmful impact of our work. Bruce is an Associate Director with Expedition Engineering.

Richard Kershaw

Richard Kershaw

Materials UK, CEMEX Materials West Europe

technical manager

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Richard Kershaw

Richard has been employed in the technical and quality management field for over 30 years and has been involved in many large construction projects during this time. He has been involved in the development of many innovative products; including high performance self-compacting concretes, lower carbon products and dry silo sprayed concretes.

Richard is an experienced manager and is constantly striving for improvements in all aspects for which he is responsible. Having responsibility for the technical department within the concrete and aggregate businesses, he is able to impact improvement at every stage from production through to contract completion. Richard sits on a number of industry, BSI and CEN committees.

For more information please contact:

Tracy LeBrun