ICT Yearbook 2020–2021 now available
Institute of Concrete Technology publishes 25th anniversary ‘Silver’ edition with new features and additional content
THE latest edition of the ICT Yearbook is now out – a ‘silver’ edition to celebrate 25 years of publication. And it is a bumper edition, with new features and additional content. A foreword by Prof Peter Hewlett, long-standing chairman of the editorial panel, reviews the Yearbook’s growth over the period since 1996, and two articles introduce the ICT’s most recent developments: the Institute’s webinar programme and the new partnership with RILEM.
The core content consists of eight technical papers presented at the annual ICT Convention, commencing with a keynote paper by Prof Phil Purnell, ‘Between a rock and a hard place’, but is extended by several commissioned papers from members of the Institute. These papers address such subjects as superabsorbent polymers, the water ponding curing method and carbon neutrality for concrete. A short piece on site acceptance of concrete entitled ‘What not to do’ distils members’ experience of poor practice, to illustrate the value of training and qualification.
Regular features are retained, with Prof Rod Jones the subject of this year’s ‘face-to-face’ interview, and John Lay describing the work of the Examinations Committee. Historical topics are treated with Wilhelm Michaelis (1840–1911) this year’s ‘Pioneer of concrete technology’ and the GPO Building this year’s ‘Significant concrete structure’. A guest piece by the World Cement Association’s chief executive considers ‘The global cement industry and technology: past present and future’.
As usual, the Yearbook concludes with abstracts of the latest dissertations and project reports to have been awarded the Diploma or MSc in Advanced Concrete Technology. Copies of the Yearbook are available for purchase from: [email protected]