Evolving Concrete 2019

Now in its forth year, Evolving Concrete 2019 recently welcomed more than 120 delegates to the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading, Berkshire, to enjoy a full day of technical and educational presentations, which embraced this year's theme of 'Fusing architecture, engineering and sculpture'. Many delegates also attended an evening dinner, which was rounded-off perfectly with a speech from boardcaster and architect, Charlie Luxton.



Aesthetic and technically brilliant concrete – real engineering solutions
Jeremy Greenwood, Managing Director – National Commercial & Construction Solutions – Tarmac

We are delighted that Jeremy Greenwood of Tarmac will give the opening address. With over 30 years’ experience, Jeremy began in quarry management before moving on to commercial ready-mixed concrete management. In 1998 he moved to Lafarge in Paris working on global strategy and performance, before returning to the UK as Managing Director of their ready-mixed concrete operation and now his current role with Tarmac as Managing Director – National Commercial & Construction Solutions.

Breathing new life into existing buildings and expressing the concrete frame
Stephen Fernandez, Associate Director – ARUP

Chemistry in 3d-printed mortar/concrete for the construction industry
Dr Sandro Moro, Construction Materials Innovation Manager – BASF Construction Chemicals

Soft logics - flexible formwork
Prof. Remo Pedreschi, Professor of Architectural Technology – University of Edinburgh

In-transit concrete management – Verifi
Damian Thomas, Commercial Manager – GCP Applied Technologies

Innovative use of reinforcing bar couplers and rebar continuity systems on the Lakhta Center tower, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hervι Poveda, Divisional Manager – Products for Structural Concrete – Ancon Building Products

Factory in the Sky for Principal Tower, London
Dr Sam Wong, Director of Engineering and Development – Carey Group
Jon Croxford, Head of Delivery – Carey Civil Engineering

Bespoke formwork for exposed concrete
Dan Ward - Project Design Team Manager, Cordek

Natural Concrete
Elaine Toogood - Senior Architect, MPA The Concrete Centre