The Concrete Centre launches Sustainability Series
16 Jun 2020
The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance to assist those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete. In this new Sustainability Series, The Concrete Centre will provide a wealth of information and resources to enable designers to specify sustainable concrete, design sustainably with concrete, navigate the research and data available to inform sustainable decision-making as well as provide insights into the innovation and research that will shape the future of concrete.
The Sustainability Series will begin with a focus on Low Carbon Concrete. We will explore what is meant by “low” carbon, how it is defined and how do designers benchmark the version of “low” that they want. The Concrete Centre aims to challenge the barriers to the use of low carbon concrete and provide the latest thinking and insights about reducing the embodied and whole-life carbon of concrete.
Throughout the summer, The Concrete Centre will run live events, Q&As, workshops and provide a hub of useful resources including on-demand webinars, and guidance and research.
The next live events are:
- 25th June - Understanding Low Carbon Concrete seminar - Book now
- 30th June - Specifying Sustainable Concrete Q&A panel - Book now
16:00 - 17:00
The UK concrete and cement industry has launched a roadmap to become net negative by 2050. The event also sets the roadmap within the context of the UK Concrete Sustainable Construction Strategy.
12:30 - 13:30
This webinar presents the techniques used to achieve a range of finishes from polishing, etching, retardants and use of form liners, with tips for specification and detailing.
12:30 - 14:00
This event showcases some of the new generation of low carbon concretes and explores their current and potential uses and their carbon footprint.
16:00 - 17:00
This event explores strategies and resources available for comparing and reducing the embodied carbon (eCO2) of concrete structural frames and building elements at early design stages, and explores when to consider using concrete with slower strength gain.