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Preserving embodied CO2e with resilience management systems

This webinar will highlight a collaborative venture to develop and manufacture a standardised modular component aiming to preserve structures for whole life with control and data-driven performance.

Following 10 years of collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, C-Probe further collaborated with The MTC to develop an alkali-activated cementitious (AACM ) restoration smart product with the capacity to provide electrochemical protection to steel for the control and prevention of corrosion during the whole life of a structure.

The collaboration has resulted in a lean manufacturing process of this product, which demonstrates value stream mapping and efficient use of equipment and labour.

The end result, LoCem®, incorporates industrial wastes into its production, which helps yield up to 90% less CO2e than CEM1. This is a vital contribution to net zero and decarbonisation of the built environment, with its ultimate objective being the long-term resilience and control of corrosion within concrete infrastructures.

Join this webinar to hear first-hand from the developers about the background to the concept, its journey from prototype to manufacturing capability, its success in restoring structures, and how this further developed into a product used for modular implementation into new build structures.

The speakers will present the:
  • Development of a pilot plant to manufacture 250,000 components per year as a precursor to analysing market demand before scaling.
  • Planned adoption of digital robot/cobot technology to take the pilot to a 5 million unit production facility.
This webinar will demonstrate the process and benefits of the collaboration from planning stages to the long-term resilience benefits of the end product for asset owners who seek to futureproof their structures from disrepair.

Why attend
  • Understand innovations that are emerging to address the decarbonisation of the built environment using resilience management for structures, mitigating climate change risks.
  • Gain knowledge around a topic that is relevant across the construction industry as it approaches Net Zero and move towards the adoption of modern methods of construction.
  • Discover ways to build better structures as a legacy for next generational use and maintenance.
  • Increase your awareness surrounding the process of cathodic protection and the impact corrosion has on the integrity and safety of existing structures.
  • Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
  • Asset owners, engineers, architects, precasters, contractors.
  • Designers, project managers, buyers.
  • Professionals who wish to adopt technology to address climate change and provide sustainable resilience to their built assets.
Thursday 16 June 2022
09:15 – 10:30 BST

Click here to view the full programme with session outlines.

09:15 Welcome and introduction
Nigel Fraser, Industry Advisor, Buildoffsite

09:20 Learning from experience: protecting existing structures
Retrofitting sustainable resilience systems to existing structural assets
Graeme Jones, Managing Director, C-Probe Systems Limited

09:35 The manufacturing perspective: from concept to reality
Developing a lean and scalable manufacturing line for C-Probe’s modular
anode unit (MAU)
Mark Sutherberry, Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Technology
Centre (MTC)

09:50 The opportunity: protecting new structures from day one
Providing structural resilience for new build assets
Graeme Jones, Managing Director, C-Probe Systems Limited

10:05 Interactive discussion and Q&A

10:25 Closing remarks 

Buildoffsite members Free to attend*
CIRIA members £45 + VAT
Non-members £45 + VAT

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