Invisible Connections will be exhibiting at Evolving Concrete 2019

This year, the event will be held on 20 June 2019 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading, Berkshire. Under the theme of ‘Fusing architecture, engineering and sculpture,’ the one day seminar will present industry experts speaking on a selection of topics which are current and relevant to the concrete construction sector. 

Opening address:

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

Presentations:

  • 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. Hervé 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

The day offers the opportunity to network with 120 delegates plus specialist exhibitors and will be rounded off with dinner with special guest speaker, architectural designer, writer & TV presenter, Charlie Luxton.

To complement ‘Evolving Concrete 2019‘ focus on how concrete can be visually appealing as well as offering a cost-effective, robust and inherently fire resistant surface, Invisible Connections will be showcasing their range of ‘unseen’ telescopic connection systems for stair landings, beams and columns.

Indeed, in a recent article, the architect and speaker Elaine Toogood explores how high quality visual concrete core has been achieved in 20 Farringdon Street – an office development on the edge of the City of London which incorporates TSS 102 (acoustic version) telescopic stair connectors.  Aesthetics and the health and well-being of the occupants were fundamental to the building design. As a result, the central stair case was key to achieving vertical circulation throughout the building and the internal surfaces of the concrete core were left exposed for visual appeal.

20 Farringdon Street Stair Core Landing

20 Farringdon Street Stair Core Internal Concrete Walls

Book your place at Evolving Concrete 2019 and visit us on stand 2.

To find out more about how Invisible Connections’ range of telescopic connectors offer a simpler, more cost-effective and aesthetic alternative to traditional concrete connection methods, please contact us.

As specialists in precast concrete car park construction, we use telescopic connectors for many key applications. Particularly, the BSF system helps us to construct a ‘modern’ frame without cumbersome corbel supports and enables rapid assembly on site. The technical back-up provided by Invisible Connections provides us with added reassurance.

Peter Crofts, Precast Design Manager, SCC Design Build Ltd