49th ICT Convention/Symposium

Net Zero Carbon Concrete

Do we know where we are going?

Date: 29th & 30th April 2021

Location: Virtual Event

The title of this year's ICT Convention / Symposium is “Net Zero Carbon Concrete” and by any standards is a most ambitious claim. More to the point, is it attainable? Who will be the winners and who the losers?

This Symposium will have ten presentations spanning the available options from what is desirable through to what can be achieved at a practical and economic level. It is clear that concrete's carbon legacy is a global problem and is being addressed nationally and internationally. As a consequence, there will be presentations from the U.K., France, Germany, South Africa, Sweden and Belgium and Chaired by the CEO of the World Cement Association. This will be a significant event and perhaps a wake-up call.

Topics will range from operational / production issues as well as materials changes and applicational matters. There is a real commitment to achieving the stated objective resulting in alterations to the designing, making and use of concrete. In addition, the perceptions about concrete are going to change and we all need to be aware to what extent and by when.

Attending this Symposium is a unique opportunity to hear from those who are leading these changes. Whatever your role in the concrete arena, you will benefit from knowing to what extent these changes will impact both personally and professionally.

The ICT hopes to see you there.

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Principal Sponsors

Provisional Programme

29th April 2021

Chairman: Ian Riley CEO, World Cement Association

Title Speaker
Keynote: UK Concrete and Cement Industry Roadmap to Beyond Net Zero Dr Richard Leese
Mineral Products Association
Hydrogen - a step towards net zero cement production Iain Walpole
Environmental Sustainability Manager, Hanson
The manufacture of low carbon aggregate from kilndust and CO2 Dr Laury Barnes-Davin, Scientific Director, Vicat, France
Dr Paula Carey, Carbon8 Systems, UK
Net Zero Emission Concrete: Applications in Construction and Mining Cyril Attwell
ARC Innovations, South Africa
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Carbon Footprinting and Concrete Dr Hafiz Elhag and Matthew Butcher
British Precast

30th April 2021

Chairman: Ian Riley CEO, World Cement Association

Title Speaker
Swedish roadmap for climate neutral cement and concrete industry Prof Katarina Malaga and Dr Urs Mueller
Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden
Sustainable concrete in practice: A holistic approach Paul Astle
HeidelbergCement path to carbon neutrality and the role of CCUS Dr Jan Theulen
HeidelbergCement, Germany
Zero OPC Self Compacting Concrete: A Flemish case study using local slags Lukas Arnout, Wouter Crijns and Thomas Lapauw
Resourcefull, Belgium
Delivering Low Carbon Concrete for Network Rail Bruce Martin and Helen McGarry
Expedition Engineering