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Practical Concreting

Event Date:

Date: 23rd and 30th September | Venue: Online Event
Advances in constituent materials, production processes, and construction technologies have all contributed to improvements in concrete construction. However, the successful execution of concrete construction requires sound practice on site. Careful planning of on-site resources and processes, together with coordination and communication, are necessary to minimise potential problems, and to ensure quality is achieved and maintained throughout.
In this technical seminar our experienced panel of speakers will provide practical information and guidance for those involved in the planning, management and supervision of concrete construction work.

Who should attend
This seminar has been designed for all those in mid to senior level positions. Contracts managers, project managers and site engineers will all find this seminar very beneficial. Site supervisory personnel, consulting engineers, ready-mixed concrete producers, and client representatives will also benefit from attending.

Programme
DAY 1 – Planning and Preparation
Introduction | Roger West, ICS Chair
Planning | Eamon Treacy and Fearghus Vaughan, Walls Construction
Formwork | Erich Sumperhofer, DOKA
Pre-pour Preparation | Kevin Mc Sweeney, Jons Civil Engineering
Planning for Special Concretes | Sheilagh McGloin, PJ Hegarty & Sons
DAY 2 – Concreting on Site
Ordering Concrete | Colin Heffernan, Roadstone
Delivery to site | Brendan Dunne, Roadstone and Mark Coatsworth, John Paul Construction
Placing and Compaction | Peter Bryant, KWIK RC Frames
Finishing & Curing | Joe Gartlan and Shane Glynn, John Sisk & Son
Site sampling and Testing | Neil Cooke, Mattest

Fee
ICS member rate: €150 / delegate
Non-member rate: €200 / delegate
A booking discount of 10% applies to groups of 10 or more

Contact events@concrete.ie to book

Concrete in Architecture: An Exploration of Scale

Event Date: 09/16/2021

Concrete has developed into one of the most important means of design in modern architecture. Capable of meeting a wide range of architectural and design applications; from providing structural function with an aesthetic finish, to decorative elements with texture and colour. No other building material can offer the versatility of concrete.
In this seminar, we will explore the different scales at which architectural design can be imagined and made in concrete. Through case studies, our expert speakers will offer expert insight into the vision and achievement of architectural concrete.

Who should attend

This seminar will be of particular interest to Architects at all levels. Consulting and Design Engineers, Ready-mixed Concrete Producers, Precast Concrete Manufacturers, Main Contractors and Specialist Sub-Contactors will also benefit from attending.

Programme
Large Project Case Study: Royal College of Surgeons, York Street:
Design and Specification | Mr Robert Salmon, Henry J. Lyons
Achieving Results and Overcoming Challenges | Mr Pawel Pyszka, Kilsaran
Domestic Projects Case Study: Vaulted House and Vavasour Square | Mr Michael Pike/Mr Paul Durcan, GKMP Architects
Architectural Concrete Elements:
Precast Concrete Panels |Dr Derek Russell
Concrete Design Elements | Mr Robin Shier

Fee
ICS/RIAI/AAI member rate: €60 / delegate
Non-member rate: €90 / delegate
A booking discount of 10% applies to groups of 5 or more

Email: events@concrete.ie to book

Lunchtime Seminar

Event Date: 06/29/2021

This free one-hour technical seminar will focus on:

  • What is Roller Compacted Concrete
  • What is used for
  • Why it’s better than traditional blacktop/vibrated concrete pavement
  • Mix design and laying including suitable machinery
  • Potential market growth

Since 1969, Rapid has pioneered game changing mixing technology. Recognised as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for the concrete, construction and environmental industries, Rapid is the manufacturer of choice for many of the major global concrete and construction groups.

Who should attend

This presentation will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete. Those who should attend include concrete producers, engineers in contracting firms, consulting engineers, concrete technologists, and site supervisory personnel.

Agenda

13.00 Welcome and Introduction
Edward Rea, Concrete Society NI Chair
13.05 Roller Compacted Concrete, John Pickering, Rapid International Ltd
13.45 Q&A
14.00 Ends

Event Information

Please note, as this event is being managed by the Concrete Society Northern Ireland Region, please email ncooke@mattest.com to book

Annual General Meeting

Event Date: 06/09/2021

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of The Irish Concrete Society will be held online on Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 4.00 p.m.
Full details and papers will be issued to members by post.

For enquires please contact office@concrete.ie

Lunchtime Seminar

Event Date: 03/30/2021

Introduction
EN 206:2013+A1-2016 is the current European standard for the specification and production of concrete. However, many conformity and compliance aspects are specified in accompanying national provisions. On the island of Ireland, two such national provisions apply, with Irish National Annex I.S. EN 206:2013/NA: 2015 in the Republic of Ireland and BS 8500-1:2015+A2:2019 and BS 8500-2:2015+A2:2019 applicable in Northern Ireland.
This free one-hour technical seminar will provide important information on the requirements for conformity and identity testing, and will highlight the differences between the two national provisions. Delivered by compliance and certification experts, explanations will be given on producer and customer responsibilities, in addition to testing requirements for both strength and non-strength properties.

Who should attend
This presentation will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete. Those who should attend include concrete producers, engineers in contracting firms, consulting engineers, concrete technologists, and site supervisory personnel.

Agenda
13.00 Welcome and Introduction
Shane Edwards, Certification Manager, QSRMC
13.05 Conformity and Identity Testing for Compressive Strength
Gareth David, Director, Tempra Consulting Services & Senior Assessor, QSRMC
13.30 Conformity and Identity Testing for Non-Strength Properties
David Garity, Senior Assessor, QSRMC
13.45 Q&A
14.00 Ends

Email: events@concrete.ie to register

Design and Installation of Anchors

Event Date: 02/25/2021

Concrete anchors, when used, are typically a critical design component. While often contributing to the stability and robustness of a structure, anchors can be overlooked as a secondary design element. Errors in design and installation can significantly reduce anchor capacity with the potential to result in catastrophic failure.
In this half day online seminar we will look at the design and installation of concrete anchors with a view to understanding what is required to achieve design intent. Covering key elements of design principles, anchor types and installation, testing and certification, to critical health and safety considerations, this seminar will examine these factors from an Engineer’s perspective. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions during discussion.

Who should attend
This seminar will be of particular interest to Consulting Engineers involved in the design, specification and supervision of construction. Site Engineers, Main Contractors and Specialist Sub-Contractors will also benefit from attending.

Programme
Introduction: An Engineers’ Perspective | Marcel Fuchs, Victoria Janssens, Structural Engineers, Arup
Design Principles | Bryan Carroll, Managing Director, Masonry Fixings
Chemical Anchors | Andrew Duffy, Technical Advisor, Sika                                           Mechanical Anchors | Cathy Flynn, Project Engineer, Hilti 
Inspection, Testing and Certification | Thomas Callanan, Managing Director, Infrastruct AMS

See Engineers Ireland Events for booking information

 

Cold Weather Concreting

Event Date: 01/12/2021

12th January 2021

10am to 1pm

In this seminar we will deal with both the practical aspects of successfully placing concrete during cold weather and look at the damage caused by freezing temperatures to fresh concrete.

Who Should Attend

  • Local Authority Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Producers
  • Main Contractors
  • Specialist Sub-Contractors
  • Site Supervisory Personnel

Agenda

10.00 Welcome

10.05 Introduction and General Overview

10.35 Design Options for Cold Weather Concreting

11.05 Site Practice: Planning, Placing, and Curing

11.45 Break

11.55 Sampling and Testing

12.15 Health and Safety Considerations in Cold Weather

Email: events@concrete.ie to book

 

Concrete Fundamentals Course

Event Date: 11/17/2020

17th and 25th November 2020

10am to 1pm

Covering essential information, this two half-day online course will help all those attending better understand the most used construction material in the world.

Morning Session 1
  1. Concrete Constituents
  2. Concrete Mix Design
  3. Specifying, Ordering, Delivery and Acceptance
  4. Fresh Concrete Properties
  5. Virtual Laboratory Session: Cube and Slump Testing
Morning Session 2
  1. Formwork, Pre-pour Checks, and Placing
  2. Compaction and Finishing
  3. Curing and Strength Gain
  4. Concrete Defects
  5. Testing Hardened Concrete

Email: events@concrete.ie to book

Lunchtime Seminar Series

Event Date: 10/27/2020

Introduction

This Horizon 2020 project aimed to develop (a) an Ultra High Durability Concrete (UHDC) and (b) a Durability Assessment-based Design (DAD) methodology to improve the durability and predict the long-term performance of structures in Extremely Aggressive Exposure (EAE) conditions. The driving principle of this project is that the long-term behaviour of such structures can benefit from the use of high performance materials. This is achieved within the framework of durability-based design approaches by advancing UHPC/UHPFRC through the incorporation of tailored Nano scale constituents which focus on stimulating autogenous self-healing. New design concepts are being validated through long-term monitoring in six full-scale pilot projects, selected as representative of cutting edge economy sectors, such as green energy, blue growth and conservation of reinforced concrete heritage.

Who should attend

This presentation will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete. Those who should attend include consulting engineers, engineers in contracting firms, specialist concrete sub-contractors, concrete and precast concrete producers, concrete technologists, and precast concrete designers.

Agenda

13.00 Welcome and Introduction
13.05 Advanced Cement Based Composites: an Asset for Civil Engineering to Contribute to Societal and Economical Challenges. The Approach of the H2020 Project ‘ReSHEALience’.
Prof Liberato Ferrara, Project Coordinator, Politecnico di Milano,
13.25 UHDC Concept, Design, Manufacture and Pilot Casting at Banagher.
Peter Deegan, Irish Pilot Project Lead, Banagher Precast Concrete
13.45 Questions and Answers
Prof Liberato Ferrara and Peter Deegan
14.00 Ends

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Lunchtime Seminar Series

Event Date: 09/29/2020

Introduction

Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) is a relatively new form of concrete that exhibits enhanced strength and durability properties in comparison to conventional concretes. However, associated higher binder contents and significantly higher initial costs requires improved material sustainability performance. Conducted in Sligo Institute of Technology, this research examined the development of new UHPC mixes to improve both material sustainability and to make UHPC more readily available. In addition to conducting experimental characteristic strength testing, experimental testing and three-dimensional finite element modelling were conducted on small-scale structural elements to determine the structural behaviour of the material and demonstrate how numerical modelling can be utilised for the future development of design codes and guidelines.

Who should attend

This presentation will be of interest to all those who are involved in the design, specification and construction of concrete structures. Those who should attend include architects, consulting engineers, engineers in contracting firms, specialist concrete sub-contractors, concrete and precast concrete producers, concrete technologists, and precast concrete designers.

Agenda

13.00 Welcome and Introduction
13.05 UHPC – a New Frontier in Concrete Design
Dr William Wilson, Concrete Technologist, Roadstone
13.45 Questions and Answers
14.00 Ends

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