Past President of ICT Rob Gaimster now Chief Executive, Concrete NZ, discusses the Net-zero carbon concrete industry roadmap to 2050 for Aotearoa New Zealand -
Further details at https://concretenz.org.nz/page/2050_roadmap
You may have noticed our Student and Young Professionals network, SYPro, active on LinkedIn recently? Currently they are busy teaching us all about the ABCs of Concrete, and it is well worth a look in. The mission of ICT-SYPro is to develop and grow students and young and early career professionals within the Institute of Concrete Technology that fosters professional identity, provides peer support and CPD opportunities and thereby enhances their early engagement with the concrete professionals.
Students on relevant study courses are entitled to free membership of the ICT and we encourage any concrete enthusiasts under 35 at any stage in your
career to get involved with SYPro and grow your network, share your
thoughts, knowledge and interests to help develop your professional
pathway. For free student membership, why not read more and apply online at https://theict.org.uk/student-member-join.asp
For more information, why not follow the ICT Student and Young Professional network at their LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/institute-of-concrete-technology-sypro/?
Focusing on John Reddy, Vice President at the Institute of Concrete Technology - We report on John reflecting on his role at the Ecocem group:
"“I joined Ecocem as a start-up with a mission I believed in and that remains true today. We have a real opportunity to make a positive difference to our world in the face of global warming.” — John Reddy, Quality and Innovation Application Manager for Ecocem Group
John is a Chartered Engineer and holds degrees in computer science, civil engineering, and an MSC in Advanced Concrete Technology. He is a regular speaker at international symposia, has published several international research papers, and is the current Vice President of the Institute of Concrete Technology.
As the Quality and Innovation Application Manager, John leads the Quality Team across all of Ecocem’s operations. He also plays a key role in bringing innovation projects to market. John adds “Ecocem has given me a tremendous opportunity over the years to grow, develop and contribute. Our culture, with its focus on innovation, development and commitment to local communities, is hugely important to me. Our values are present in all aspects of our work, and after nearly 20 years I remain motivated and energised by the company’s success, mission, and ambitions.”
John became Vice President in April 2023 and has also recently become Chair of the ICT Marketing and Communications Committee. His enthusiasm and hard work are much appreciated by the Institute.
ICT Student and Young Professional Network Chair Harshita Garg reports on progress this week:
Greetings, young enthusiasts of the concrete world!
Excitement fills the air as ICT-SYPro and the RILEM Youth Council (RYC) embark on a collaborative journey. Their inaugural meeting sets the stage for a dynamic partnership aimed at nurturing the next generation in the construction and materials industry. With shared objectives to engage and empower young people, the possibilities are invigorating. Ideas like joint peer-to-peer webinars that foster lively discussions and cross-promoting events on social media sparked, promising a future where innovation blooms and knowledge flows freely. This marks just the beginning of a powerful alliance that is poised to shape the future of concrete technology.
July 2023 the Institute of Concrete Technology carried out ACI-ICT Concrete
Field Testing Technician certification to EN Standards at Attard Bros in Malta.
Congratulations to all twelve candidates who sat and passed the written and performance examinations. They are now certified for five years and eligible to become a member of the ICT with the designatory letters TechICT.
Quality Assurance Manager Noel Hollier commented:
"On behalf of my colleagues please allow me to thank you for your outstanding delivery, knowledge, and experience that you managed to impart to us during your stay in Malta, much appreciated."
The Institutes Publications Committee have been developing a
series of Technical papers on concrete technology and related technical
subjects, releasing the first technical paper in this series
"Case Studies on the Performance of Recycled Aggregate in Service",
co-authored by Dr Khaled Hassan, Dr Murray Reid and Dr Mohammed bin Saif
This resource is increasing with four Technical Papers available with the Paper "The Technological and Environmental Implications of Processing Coal Derived Fly Ash in Single Use Deposits" by Nigel Cooke posted this week and now has its own Webpage with further regular publications of ICT Technical papers scheduled for
release here on the ICT
ICT Technical Papers are the original contributions of the individual authors, in their personal capacity, rather than reflecting the collective view of the Institute of Concrete Technology, but they are peer reviewed by the ICT Publishing Committee and deemed suitable for publication under the ICT imprint.
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