50th ICT Convention

50 years of concrete progress in association with The Institute of Concrete Technology

Date: 23rd June 2022

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!

Provisional Programme

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
Self-compacting concrete 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


Please download Convention fees & Registration form to register your place



You are advised to book your own accommodation.


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

Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London

Smeaton Room, The Institution of Civil Engineers

Great Hall, The Institution of Civil Engineers


The Institute of Concrete Technology thanks all sponsors for supporting its 50th Anniversary Convention:

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