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Admixtures – keeping pace with an evolving technology

The Concrete Society - Head office - Camberley
26/09/2018
St Martin-in-the field, London (Click here to view in Googlemaps)

Summary

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The construction industry´s appetite for more fluid and mobile concrete increases year on year. Not only does this make placing and handling of concrete easier, the appropriate use of admixtures will improve concretes´ quality and durability.

Whilst continuous progress in developing an ever increasing range of products is being made by the admixture manufactures, the rheological behaviour of the concrete can be very different to that of a traditional concrete. Tailored admixtures for exacting project situations are also now more prevalent. For the Engineer and specifier, an understanding of modern admixture technology is becoming increasing important.
 
This afternoon seminar will explore the past and present nature of admixtures, aspects of rheology improvement and retention, specialist applications and future developments.
 
Five presentations are offered: ·
Admixtures past present and future – Lee Baldwin, Sika ·
How modern admixtures can improve concrete rheology, & rheology retention over time – Ian Ellis, BASF ·
Stabilizing highly flowable concrete against segregation and water loss – Oliver Mazanec, BASF ·
The ‘Concrene’ Project - graphene enhanced concrete, Dimitar Dimov, Exeter University
Concrete and admixtures; what the contractor requires – Charles Allen, OtB Concrete
 
A light buffet lunch on arrival and refreshments will be included.
 
Booking in advance will be required.

Time

13:00 to 17:00