11.00 - 11.30
Digitization of the heavy building material ecosystem: Producer, supplier, hauler and contractor
Learn how technology is transforming the delivery and placing process of concrete construction. The technology extends beyond just concrete – the technology is extending into finance and quality control.
David Taylor, Command Alkon - UK Area Sales Manager
David is currently the UK Area Sales Manager for Command Alkon and has been employed by the company for 12 years. As a field service engineer for Command Alkon, he installed batch systems around the world, and this product and industry knowledge has helped David excel in his current sales position.
11.45 - 12.15
Extreme concrete pumping more! Further! Higher! Deeper!
This presentation looks at the hardest, most technical and most resource intensive concrete pumping contracts carried out in the UK in recent years. It will cover the equipment and the techniques used on these projects and will highlight the safety and environmental issues that need to be managed when contractors wanting to pump more concrete, further, higher and deeper.
Andrew Turner, Special Projects Manager - Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd
Andrew started his career working in the ready-mixed concrete industry for Pioneer Concrete Ltd. After five years, he moved to the concrete pumping sector, working initially for the German concrete pump manufacturer Putzmeister and, for the past 15 years, for Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd.
Andrew has been responsible for many of Camfaud’s Special Projects including high rise contracts at the Shard and Centre Point and tunnel contracts such as Crossrail, Lee Tunnel, Thames Tideway and London Underground’s Deep Tube track renewals.
In addition, Andrew is responsible for the deployment of Camfaud’s fleet of stationary placing booms.
14.00 – 14.45
Defects in new concrete structures
Defects in new structures can be due to a range of causes including change in design, damage during construction and poor placement. The presentation will look at how defects can best be avoided and rectified when they do occur.
Mike Threadgold, National Specification Manager - Structural Concrete Alliance
Mike has over 30 years’ experience working in the construction industry as a client’s representative, contractor and as a member of a manufacturer’s technical team specialising in concrete repair, protective coatings and structural works. Mike is on the Management and Technical Committees of the Structural Concrete Alliance, Chairman of the Structural Concrete Alliance Cross-Industry Training Group and on the Executive of the Concrete Repair Association.
15.00 - 15.30
Drilling and sawing industries 2019; World Diamond awards case studies
Covering the various entries from around the world including two from the UK
Julie White, Managing Director - D-Drill (Masters Drillers Ltd)
Julie White completed a management buy-out of D-Drill from her father in 2008 and immediately set about restructuring, remodelling and transforming the business. Julie has always been a hands-on managing director and completed her NVQ5 in Business at the same time as starting her own company, Superfloor UK Ltd in 2001, introducing new techniques for specialist floor preparation to the UK.
D-Drill has now been trading for over 50 years and it has the UK’s largest branch network in its sector with an unrivalled team of experts utilising the latest equipment in diamond drilling, sawing and controlled demolition technology.
15.45 – 16.15
Reinforced concrete construction-Ensuring that the UK has sufficient steel available
Over at the last 10 years, UK reinforcing steel production has decreased by 40% whilst demand has increased, so that the UK has become a massive nett importer of rebars and coils. This presentation looks at how the balance of supply and demand has changed, how the shortfall in domestic supply is satisfied and considers real and potential changes that could affect the UK’s ability to source the materials it needs.The effects of external factors including EU Safeguard Measures, Sustainability Certification and BREXIT will be examined and ideas explored that could help the UK construction industry improve the security of the reinforcing steel supply chain.
Andy Kirkcaldy, Chairman - British Independent Reinforcement Fabricators Association
Andy Kirkcaldy is Chairman of the British Independent Reinforcement Fabricators Association, and a consultant to the steel industry. He has over 40 years experience in the manufacture and distribution of long steel products, worldwide.