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Architectural Concrete: achieving the finish you want

Architectural Concrete: achieving the finish you want

Posted: 05/02/2024

Venue: Clayton Hotel Charlemont, Dublin 2

Concrete is one of the most dynamic and flexible building materials in architectural history. A multifaceted material, it has the ability to take on many forms, textures and colours. Architectural concrete is a demonstration of this exceptional quality and how it can be turned into appealing surfaces that will still meet structural and engineering requirements.

Permanently exposed to view, achieving good quality surface finishes can be challenging, requiring an understanding of material properties and the processes involved.

In this RIAI CPD approved seminar, our highly experienced speakers will look at the use, specification and finishing of architectural concrete. A case study on the award-winning International Rugby Experience building will also be presented.

This seminar has been designed for architects at all levels of their careers. Consulting and Design Engineers, Ready-mixed Concrete Producers, Precast Concrete Manufacturers, Main Contractors and  Specialist Sub-Contractors will also benefit from attending.

Fee:  ICS / RIAI / AAI Members: €125, Non-member: €175 pp


  • 09.00 Registration
  • 09.30 Chair’s Introduction | Steven Connolly, Architect, Grafton Architects
  • 09.35 Visual Concrete Finishes and Specification | Colin Heffernan, Concrete Technical Manager, Roadstone
  • 10.05  Achieving Required Finishes | Jonathan Reid, Principal, Grey Matter Concrete
  • 10.40 Polished Concrete Floors | Seamus Redmond, Managing Director, Renobuild
  • 11.00 Break
  • 11.30 Architectural Concrete in the Built Environment | Jon Matthews, Director, Jon Matthews Architects  
  • 12.00 International Rugby Experience Case Study | Ben Allnatt, Architect, Niall McLoughlin Architects
  • 12.30 Questions and Answers
  • 13.00 Ends

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