Low Carbon Concrete


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In this webinar we look many aspects on how to include low carbon concrete in projects - from early research through to design, then supply and finally construction. You will learn how parts of the industry are working to get low carbon concrete implemented into their supply chains to make it a more viable material for construction.
There are many ways low carbon concrete can be achieved and our speakers will share some of the success stories and give you a taste for what’s worked and what’s to come.

Content and Speakers
David Law – Aurecon

David is a professional building designer and chartered structural engineer. Now an Associate at Aurecon in Melbourne, he has worked in three different continents across a wide variety of market sectors, with a long list of complex and prominent project achievements.
He leads the Zero Carbon Concrete industry working group in Victoria, sits on the Sustainability Panel and the Structural Futures Committee of the IStructE, and is engaged in research and publication activities around low-carbon concrete.
His professional passions lie in innovative processes, sustainability, elegant design and storytelling. He is currently developing the pathway to low/zero-carbon concrete for the Suburban Rail Loop project.

About David Law's Presentation
The magnitude and urgency of the carbon problem is clear and well understood, at least within the concrete industry. What is unclear (and under debate) is how the industry charts its path out of this problem and towards a low-carbon future.

David will provide an overview of the current and developing options in the market and uses these to reimagine the industry’s low-carbon concrete future. By the end of this webinar you will have a greater awareness of the low carbon activities across the market and how you can contribute within your sphere of influence.

Tom Glasby - Wagners
Tom Glasby is an Australian civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience covering building products, engineering design, construction and project management. He works for Wagners in the Earth Friendly Concrete® business unit. Tom has authored and presented many technical papers on the topic of commercial geopolymer concrete to conferences in Australia and internationally. Tom has previously worked for CCAA, Boral Masonry and Swan & Kavanaugh Consulting Engineers. He is a long-time member of CIA, actively involved with American Concrete Institute (ACI), and sits on several committees in relation to alternative binder technologies and their specification.

About Tom Glasby's Presentation: “Commercial geopolymer concrete in structural applications”
 A proprietary geopolymer concrete based on a binder of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) and fly ash has been used in a wide range of commercial applications in Australia. The presentation will cover the over 10 years of research, testing and project applications undertaken with this product. Several case studies of the proprietary EFC® geopolymer concrete will be presented including recent applications in UK. A product carbon footprint LCA study will also be discussed that shows the very large carbon emissions reduction. The important topic of standards for novel materials will also be addressed.

Stephen Foster - Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW in Sydney

Professor Stephen Foster is Head of School, Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW in Sydney. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Honorary life member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), a member Australian Standards Committee BD2, Chairman of sub-committee BD2/1 “Strength”, BD2/6 “Fibre Reinforced Concrete” and BD2/9 “Geopolymer Concrete”. He is elected Deputy Chair of the Technical Council of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib).

Dr Foster has over 350 publications in the field of structural concrete, with textbooks on Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete. His main interest is in delivering of new engineered materials and technologies to practice.

Topic Title 
Developments in New and Sustainable Concretes and High-Performance Reinforcing Materials and their Incorporation into National Building Standards

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By purchasing this Online Learning Module, you will have the opportunity to view recorded presentations (video and audio) at your own pace over a 90-day period.

Total viewing time - 60 min