The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is organizing the 2nd 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge Conference for July 12 & 13, 2022 and again the Institute of Concrete Technology are supporting the event by acting as Co-Host for the UK leg of this World-wide event scheduled for 11:00am UK time on the 13th July. Two technical presentations from ICT Fellow Robert Lewis of Ferroglobe titled 'Practical Sustainable Concrete' and from ICT Full Member Richard Swatton for Wagners Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) 'Achieving Net Zero-Are Ternary Cements the Most Viable Low-CO2 Alternatives for Concrete Production and What are the Potential Barriers to their Implementation?' and the session will be moderated by ICT Vice President Colin Nessfield, to provide the UK's hour long contribution.
An announcement video for 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge can be seen on Youtube and the full event website, including the full 24 hour schedule and where you can register here.
On Friday 27th May, The Institute of Concrete Technology welcomed representatives from the Vietnam Institute for Building Materials to the UK. Hosted by the Mineral Products Association, the Institute's Vice President Colin Nessfield welcomed Assoc.Prof. Dr. Le Trung Thanh, President of VIBM and President of the Vietnam Concrete Association and his colleagues to the MPA offices in Glenfield, Leicester.
Discussions on a wide range of technical and sustainability activities in the UK and Vietnam were held, with a particular interest in the development of transportable 3D Concrete Printing technology and a number of mutual interests. The visitors were also welcomed by UK Concrete Campaign and Communications Manager Matthew Butcher, Sustainability Manager Dr Hafiz Elhag, and a remote presentation from MPA Director Claire Ackerman contributing to a successful day.
On their safe return to Hanoi, our visitors indicated that Vietnam are looking to potentially increase the use of Euronorms and associated British Standards and we have several areas of mutual interest, with the visitors and ICT being keen to maintain and improve contacts and communications in the future.