We 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.
- Aesthetic and technically brilliant concrete – real engineering solutions
Jeremy Greenwood, Managing Director, National Commercial & Construction Solutions, Tarmac
- 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 stairs, 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 and RVK 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.
Telescopic connectors provide us numerous advantages for precast stair installation. Apart from improved time and efficiency, the health and safety gains over traditional support methods are a key driver to satisfy our own needs, as well as those of our clients