Concrete Society – AGM Notice & a Request

Concrete societyNotice of the Concrete Society’s AGM to be held on Tuesday 12th May 2015 at Aecom (3rd Floor, Mayflower House, Plymouth) at 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start.

Over the past 12 months the Devon & Cornwall committee have worked hard to deliver site visits, informative seminars and the Annual Charity Lunch, plus continued to promote the use of concrete and concrete products including research work at Plymouth University.

The Concrete Society is always looking for fresh and inspiring ideas to incorporate within our programme of events. 2015/2016 is no exception and they would love to hear from you. If you are interested in helping, have ideas for a specific event or potential research projects or would like to join the committee then please either let them know or attend the AGM.

Tim Williams, Chairman Devon & Cornwall Region of The Concrete Society Tel 07773 362652

A request for ideas and support from Tony Tapp, Lecturer in Construction Materials, School of Marine Science & Engineering, University of Plymouth.

In the latter stages of the undergraduate programmes in Civil Engineering at Plymouth University our students undertake a significant individual dissertation project. As a member of the committee of the Devon and Cornwall Region of the Concrete Society I am always trying to encourage the students to consider any topics relating to the use or performance of cement or concrete as being worthy of their examination. This task is always made easier if the topics I am offering to the students are targeted at investigating new or unusual ideas, or at resolving current issues or problems …. which I hope is where you might be able to help.

If you or your company have any cement or concrete related ideas or issues/problems that you think could benefit from some study or investigation by a student then please get in touch with me to discuss the matter.

By supporting a student with their dissertation you would share their access to a wide variety of specialist testing facilities at the University, including things like static compression testing up to 3000kN and cyclic compression, tension or flexure testing up to 1000 kN, optical and scanning electron microscopy and an environmental chamber (between -40 and +90°c, with humidity control).

Thank you,

Tony Tapp

Tel: 01752 586073 e-mail:

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