Cold-weather concreting – practical aspects of placing concrete in the cold
01 November 2017
Dublin: 30 of November at 8:30 a.m. Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Cork: 1st of December at 8:30 a.m. Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork
Irish Concrete Society
Technical Seminars 17/18
The negative effects of placing concrete in cold weather are well established. Concrete can be damaged to such an extent that it is unfit for use, has a lower strength development or a reduced durability. Therefore, it is important that precautions are taken to ensure that the performance of the Concrete is not unduly affected.
In this seminar we will deal with the practical aspects of successfully placing concrete during cold weather. We will also look at the damage caused by freezethaw cycles and how to specify our concrete to resist them. There will be plenty of opportunities to network during the morning and to ask questions during our discussion time.
Who should attend
This seminar will be of interest to Local Authority Engineers, Consultant Engineers, Main Contractors, Specialist Sub-Contractors, Materials Producers and all who are responsible for concrete construction. Clients may also find this seminar useful.
Seminar Content and Speakers
Session chair Dublin: Mr Jim Mansfield, Kavanagh Mansfield and Partners and Chairman of the Irish Concrete Society
Session chair Cork: Mr Brian O’Rourke, Cork Institute of Technology and past Chairman of the Irish Concrete Society
- General considerationss (weather, cracking, material properties and temperature) Mr Ted Kay, Consultant and past president of the U.K. Concrete Society
- Specifying for good freeze thaw durability (the mechanisms, exposure classes and specification) Dr. Ciaran McNally, Senior Lecture, University College Dublin
- Curing & protection (why cure? methods and striking time) Mr Peter Bryant, Project Manager, Kwik Structures
- Site practice (planning, transportation, placing and specific issues with cold weather) – Mr Ted Kay, Consultant and past president of the K. Concrete Society
- Health and Safety in Cold Weather (weather, material, PPE and site considerations) – Dublin given by Mr Gerry Keane, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, Walls Construction – Cork given by Mr Barry Cronin, Project Manager, Walls Construction
Dublin – Vavasour Suite, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Cork – Glandore Suite, Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork Date: Dublin – 30th of November 2017, registration from 8:30 a.m. Cork – 1st of December 2017, registration from 8:30 a.m.
Duration: Seminar duration half-day
CPD Points: 4 Points
Rate: Irish Concrete Society members €105 / 94.5*
Non-members €145 / €130.5*
Rate includes tea/coffee & hot breakfast on arrival and pastry break
*10% off for multiple bookings
Cancellations: No refund for cancellations – delegate replacement allowed.
This technical seminar is subject to a minimum number of participants. Minor adjustment to content may occur.
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