The year 2022 is unique for the ICT because the Institute will be 50 years old. By any standard this is an achievement and will be celebrated socially and technically. The anniversary is a very special occasion for the ICT, its members, and the concrete industry that it represents.
Over the last 50 years the Institute has staunchly supported education in concrete technology, resulting in respected qualifications, professionalism, training, and the provision of relevant information relating to all things concrete. It has, and still does provide, qualified professionals at all levels.
The last 50 years have seen many changes for concrete as a material and for the industry, whether you are a provider or a user. The ICT has remained at the forefront of these changes and contributed significantly to responsible adoption and, where relevant, to adaption.
As with all ICT conventions this will comprise a technical Symposium and a gala dinner. It will be an opportunity to learn and socialise in an atmosphere of celebration as this is the ICT's 50th anniversary. This Convention will be a "one off" event.
The Technical Symposium programme for this anniversary is substantial comprising eight papers dealing with advances in issues emanating from each of the five decades 1972-2022 and will be given by recognised experts. The topics range from admixtures, Standards, supplementary cementitious materials, self-compacting and high-performance concretes, precast and low carbon concretes together with future developments.
There will also be a Sir Frederick Lea Memorial Lecture given by Professor Jorge de Brito with the title "Sustainable concrete - A review and prognosis". Because this occasion is both special and exceptional it will take place in central London. The Technical Symposium will be at the Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace. The Gala Dinner will be in the Great Hall at the Institution of Civil Engineers. The guest speaker will be Dr. Roma Agarwal MBE, the award-winning engineer, author, and broadcaster.
This will be a day to remember both personally and professionally - a once in a life-time opportunity - so do not miss it!
|Registration at Prince Philip House|
|Annual General Meeting|
|Symposium - session chairman: Professor P A M Basheer, ICT President|
Sir Frederick Lea Memorial Lecture (sponsored by ICE Publishing)
Sustainable concrete: a review and prognosis
|Professor Jorge de Brito, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Portugal|
|Admixtures - Their contribution to modern concretes mortars and grouts||Professor Peter Hewlett, University of Dundee and Dr Martin Liska, Sika Ltd|
|Supplementary cementitious materials||Professor Martin Cyr, Laboratoire Matériaux & Durabilité des Constructions, France|
|Symposium - session chairman: Professor Peter Hewlett, University of Dundee|
|Evolution of concrete standards and future developments||Dr Chris Clear, Chair, British Standards Concrete Committee|
Professor Mohammed Sonebi, Queens University Belfast
Dr Ahmed Abdalqader, Tracey Concrete Ltd
|High strength and high-performance concrete||Dr James Aldred, Concrete Future Pty Ltd, Australia|
|Precast concrete-offsite construction||Phil Cox, MPA Precast|
|AACM and low carbon concrete||Professor John Provis, University of Sheffield|
|Future developments in cement and concrete technology||Elaine Toogood, MPA - The Concrete Centre|
|Chairman's closing remarks|
|50th Anniversary Banquet at the Institution of Civil Engineers|
|Guided tour of the ICE|
|Drinks reception in the Smeaton Room|
|Dinner and speeches in the Great Hall||Guest speaker - Dr Roma Agarwal MBE|
|Bars open till midnight|
The Technical Symposium will be held at
Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG
The evening reception and dinner will be held at
1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
The Institute of Concrete Technology thanks all sponsors for supporting its 50th Anniversary Convention: