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This two-day meeting provides an opportunity for scientists and engineers from both industry and academia to come together to discuss the latest developments in our field.  This conference provides an important platform for our young researchers to present their research and develop a network alongside established colleagues.

As well as an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the field of cement and concrete science, this year’s conference also presents an opportunity to celebrate the bicentenary of Joseph Aspdin’s patent for Portland cement.


Who should attend

The conference is relevant to researchers working on cement and concrete science and anyone interested in finding out the latest research in this increasingly important area of technology.  We particularly encourage early career researchers to attend, but the content will be of interest to anyone interested in the latest research and innovation in cementitious materials or involved with infrastructure development and associated research. 

Why you should attend

  • The event will give an overview of current research on cement and concrete
  • It will provide an opportunity to meet with researchers in the field and form new collaborative links
  • Researchers can present their work in a supportive and friendly environment

Conference themes

  • Sustainable cementitious materials
  • Cement manufacture and low-carbon technologies
  • Special cements
  • Hydration reactions and mechanisms
  • Microstructure, mineralogy, and properties of cementitious systems
  • Concrete durability of high-volume cement replacement systems
  • Transition pathways to net-zero
  • Interaction of cement with aggregates and steel
  • Performance of non-ferrous reinforcement in concrete

Extend your visit: Giant’s Causeway Tour

Wednesday 11 September

Delegates and guests are invited on a tour of the Giant's Causeway - Northern Ireland's premier tourist attraction. Located in an 'area of outstanding natural beauty', the Giant’s Causeway attracts international attention for its unique geological make-up of thousands of basalt columns. The tour will be an all-day event and will include entrance to the Giant’s Causeway visitors centre and lunch at a local hotel.