Revealed: Ecobuild seminar theatre programme at Concrete and Masonry Pavilion

The Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at this year’s Ecobuild, will host a comprehensive seminar and event programme, providing guidance to specifiers on design and construction with concrete and masonry.

The Concrete Centre has invited a wealth of industry experts to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the built environment, such as how to respond to the up-turn in the housing market and a growing population. Best practice guidance will be provided on high performance housing solutions as well as a session which explores new or next generation housing, the likely energy challenges and solutions, and changing demographics.

Topics featured will also explore new guidance, to be published from The Concrete Centre on whole life carbon and buildings, concrete specification and, material and resource efficiency. The pavilion will also host important updates from the concrete and masonry industry including the launch of the 8th Concrete Industry Sustainability Performance Report, a progress update on the Resource Efficiency Action Plans, and generic EPDs.

The Seminar Theatre will be located in the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion, stand location E5080.

The seminar programme:

Tuesday 8th March
11am – CPD Briefing – Whole-life Carbon and Buildings
Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre

12noon – Technical Toolbox – Housing Solutions
High Performance Housing Solutions – Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre; Case study: The Chocolate Works, York – Richard Partington, Studio Partington; Case study: ICF – Alan Brown, IID Architects & Alex Baines.

2pm – Think Tank – New Generation Life-cycle Assessment
Understanding Lifecycle Assessments – Jane Anderson, Thinkstep; Whole life benefits and Life Cycle Costs – Anthony Waterman, ADW Developments; Achieving credits in BREEAM for considering whole life – Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre.

3.45pm – Launch of Generic Concrete Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

Wednesday 9th March
11am – CPD Briefing – Visual Concrete
Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre

12noon – Technical Toolbox – Designing for Low Whole-life Impacts
Designing for low whole-life carbon – Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre; Case study: Eastleigh House – Cora Kwiatkowski, Stride Treglown Limited

2pm – Think Tank – New Generation Housing
High Performance Housing – Rob Pannell, Zero Carbon Hub; Achieving Nearly Zero Energy Buildings – Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre; Case study: A different approach to housing – Sarah Allan, Solid Space

3.45pm – Cradle to Site – the sustainability journey of concrete and masonry products

Thursday 10th March
11am – CPD Briefing – Specifying Sustainable Concrete
Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre

12noon – Technical Toolbox – Designing for Material Efficiency
Designing for material efficiency – Jenny Burridge, The Concrete Centre; Case study: Fabric Formwork – Bomnong L’or School, Cambodia – Geoff Morrow, StructureMode; Case study: Royal College of Pathologists – Rob Bearyman / Hannah Fothergill, Bennetts Associates Limited

2pm – Think Tank – New Generation Design Strategies for Resilience
Practical considerations for designing resilient buildings – Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre; Designing resilient landscapes – Nick Gorst, British Precast; Overheating mapping – Joseph Rowntree Trust Red Lodge – Marylis Ramos, PRP

There will also be a number of fringe events, run by Concrete and Masonry Pavilion exhibitors in North Gallery 14. The Concrete and Masonry Pavilion is a combination of information, education and fun and will be a valuable part of your Ecobuild experience, and we look forward to welcoming you from the 8-10 March. For more information visit: www.concretecentre.com.