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The Concrete Society is pleased to announce a four-date lecture tour ‘Cementing the future of concrete - science & sustainability' presented by its Concrete Ambassador for 2010, Professor Karen Scrivener.
Concrete Ambassador Lecture Tour
London | Posted on March 22nd, 2010
Karen Scrivener is the first ‘Concrete Ambassador' of The Society and will address a broad-based audience including student and science groups through to true concrete aficionados and all those involved in the complete concrete industry supply chain.
The topic of the 2010 lecture, which is free to all to attend, is nanoscience and Professor Scrivener will show that it's an exciting time to study cement and concrete, as the study of material behaviour at the ‘nanoscale' will enable the industry to develop new materials and help reduce the environmental impacts of cement and concrete production. Topics such as sustainability, reducing CO2 emissions during manufacture, construction and in service, as well as recycling and the greater use of waste materials, are covered.
Richard England, CEO of The Concrete Society, said, "This lecture series aims to show that not only is concrete the material of choice for the 21st Century but also how, with the use of new technologies like nanoscience, it can be further improved to meet the challenges of the modern world - but can we as an industry take up this challenge?"
This fascinating lecture tour is appropriately being held at university venues and while being a free event entry is by ticket only as spaces are limited. Dates and venues are:
Monday 7 June Kingston University London
Tuesday 8 June Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
Wednesday 9 June University of Derby Derby
Thursday 10 June Cardiff University Cardiff
An essential event for all those involved in the industry - for more information and to register visit go to: www.concrete.org.uk/ambassador or call +44 (0)1276 607140.
About The Concrete Society
The Concrete Society is dedicated to supporting the use of concrete - the most versatile of structural materials and the most widely used building material in the world.
An independent organisation providing comprehensive technical advice, professional standards and qualifications, The Concrete Society ensures that the application of excellence in concrete specification, design, construction and performance is maintained and enhanced at all levels. Established in 1966 The Society encourages innovation and the exchange of knowledge and experience across all disciplines.
PROFESSOR KAREN SCRIVENER In addition to being researcher, professor and director of the Construction Materials Laboratory at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland, Professor Scrivener is also the director and driving force behind Nanocem a consortium of European academic and industrial partners, all interested in fundamental research in the nanoscale science of cement and concrete. Working together, the members of Nanocem can make technological breakthroughs in the field, providing added value for the industry around the world.
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