9th International Conference: Environment, Efficiency and Environmental Challenges for Concrete

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The major themes of this year’s conference draw heavily on the need to constantly improve sustainability in the concrete industry. There has been significant progress on issues including, CO2 and NOx emissions from raw materials, manufacture, construction, operation and end of use. The industry is developing innovative solutions with low energy cements and by-product materials, and through the use of recycled and secondary aggregates. However, there is still work to be done to balance overall resource efficiency with concrete performance requirements for
economic construction.

The Concrete Technology Unit organised this Conference to address these challenges, continuing its established series of events, namely, Concrete in the Low Carbon Era, 2012; Concrete: Construction’s Sustainable Option, 2008;
Global Construction: Ultimate Concrete Opportunities, 2005; Challenges of Concrete Construction, 2002; Creating with Concrete, 1999; Concrete in the Service of Mankind, 1996; Economic and Durable Concrete Construction
Through Excellence, 1993 and Protection of Concrete, 1990. Under the theme of Environment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete, the Conference consisted of six Events: (i) Recycling and Reuse, (ii) Waste Minimisation and Resource Efficiency, (iii) Low Carbon Cements and Concrete, (iv) Novel, Smart and Multi-Functional Concrete, (v) Durability, Serviceability and Reliability, (vi)
Advances in Structural Modelling. In all, over 110 papers were presented from over 40 countries.
Period4 Jul 20166 Jul 2016
Event typeConference
Conference number9
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational