Sept 18-19, 2018
Radisson Blu Edwardian, London
As we continue our countdown to the inaugural Circular Driven Economy Symposium, our next speaker profile is Professor Marios Soutsos. Marios is a professor at the School of Natural and Built Environment in Queen’s University, Belfast, the newest school at this famous university. The School of Natural and Built Environment brings together the disciplines of Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, Geography, Planning, Archaeology & Paleoecology to study and research the challenges and opportunities in the natural and built environment.
With ongoing research projects and a wide breadth of knowledge in structures and concrete technology, Marios is an expert in the field of sustainable concrete and will be sharing some of his insights with us on day one. Speaking during the opportunities for recovered re-usable materials topic discussion, Marios will be looking at Sustainable Concrete Construction – From Recycled Demolition Aggregates to Alkali Activated Binders. With construction and demolition waste accounting for 25%-30% of all waste in the EU, Marios’ talk will highlight how we can be more sustainable through the use of concrete products from C&D waste material.
Before joining Queen’s University Belfast, Marios was a lecturer in structures and concrete technology at the Centre of Engineering Sustainability at the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool. This was a position Marios held for 16 years from 1995 to 2011. With over 20 years’ experience in the research of sustainable concrete at both the University of Liverpool and Queen’s University Belfast, Marios is one of Europe’s leading Academia when it comes to concrete and construction. With a principal research interest in construction materials, Marios’ current interests within construction materials include high strength concrete, cement replacement materials, concrete rheology, the use of recycled demolition aggregate in concrete products and heat of hydration effects in concrete structures.
Professor Marios Soutsos has authored over 100 technical publications, as well as contributing to several books including Concrete Durability: A Practical Guide to the Design of Durable Concrete Structures. Marios has also been the Principal Investigator for two EPSRC and two EU research grants, while also taking up the position as Co-Investigator for the DoE funded Cardington concrete frame project.
To find out more about sustainable concrete construction, and to meet Professor Marios Soutsos, register for a ticket for the Circular Driven Economy Symposium below. If you want to learn more about the applications and opportunities that exist for recovered re-usable C&D waste materials, this is one talk you won’t want to miss.