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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 presentation will go through these factors and how the considered use of concrete can improve the sustainability credentials of projects.
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Head of Structural Engineering, MPA The Concrete Centre
Jenny leads the team of structural engineers at The Concrete Centre which is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry dedicated to enabling all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete.
Jenny is a chartered civil and structural engineer with more than 30 years' experience in the construction industry. She has worked for Arup and AECOM designing award winning buildings in both the UK and mainland Europe. Prior to becoming Head of Structural Engineering she spent four years as a regional engineer with the Concrete Centre advising clients, engineers and architects on the most efficient and effective uses of concrete.
She is the UK representative on the CEN task group looking at revisions to the fire part of Eurocode 2, and is past chairman of the Thames Valley Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, where she also sits on the examinations Panel. She is secretary of the Post-tensioning Association.