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Pushing Boundaries: Efficient Design and Construction to Reduce Carbon in Concrete

Pushing Boundaries: Efficient Design and Construction to Reduce Carbon in Concrete

Posted: 05/15/2024

Venue: Engineers Ireland, Clyde Road, Dublin 2

Reducing carbon in concrete requires not only changes in the material’s manufacture but also smart, well-coordinated and efficient design and construction decisions. With no single strategy available to achieve this, innovative approaches are needed in the way in which projects are designed and built.

This seminar will provide practical information and guidance on optimising design and construction decisions to aid in reducing carbon associated with the use of concrete. Our industry professional and expert speakers will cover important details from helping clients understand and minimise impacts to smarter design and construction processes which can lead to reduced embodied carbon emissions. A case study on efficiencies achieved in the steel industry will also be presented.

This seminar will be of particular interest to Design and Consulting Engineers, and Main Contractor Engineers involved in the design, specification and supervision of construction. Site Engineers, Sub- Contractors, Ready-mixed and Precast Concrete Producers will also benefit from attending.


  • ICS / EI Members Early Bird: €145 pp
  • Non-member Early Bird: €245 pp
  • ICS / EI Members Normal: €195 pp
  • Non-member Normal: €295 pp


09:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee
10:00 Welcome | Robert Laird, ESB and Chair of the Irish Concrete Society
10:05 Client Choices | Adela Tablas, Arup
10:35 Smarter Processes | Eddie Lyons, O’Connor Sutton Cronin + Contractor, TBC
11:15 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 What Can You Do Better in Design? | Paul Astle, Ramboll
12.10 Leaner Construction | Keith O’Flynn & Joe Gartlan, John Sisk & Son
12:40 Efficiencies Case Study from the Steel Industry | Tony Woods,
Midland Steel
13:10 Questions and Answers
13:30 Closing Remarks




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