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ICT promoting major international conference focusing on developments in materials and processes

WITH a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in concrete technology largely missing from the global conference circuit, the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) is promoting its first major international event on these lines, located at the heart of the construction boom in the Middle East.

Keynote speakers from Australia (Dr James Aldred), Germany (Professors Johann Plank and Viktor Mechtcherine), Sultanate of Oman (Dr Atef Badr) and the UK (Professor PAM Basheer) will address such diverse topics as high-performance concrete in the Gulf; the prospects for admixtures; the application of 3D printing; the role of concrete in the development of Oman and performance-based specifications.

In addition, ICT president Raman Mangabhai will introduce the Institute of Concrete Technology, and ICT vice-president Rob Lewis will deliver the ACI Ambassador Lecture. In total, nearly 50 original papers are being prepared on seven themes, with participants from more than 20 countries.

The conference is being supported by the American Concrete Institute; The Concrete Society; The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; The University of Leeds; and The Oman Society of Engineers.

The conference is being organized in partnership with Military Technological College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and will be held at their well-appointed campus from 20–22 Nov 2017. Low-cost accommodation at the College is available and the venue is close to numerous good hotels and the airport.

Registration is now open and further details are available at: www.concreteconference.org.uk

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