Value Propositions using GGBS Concrete

Organisation profile

Ecocem Ireland are an Irish company manufacturing Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) and other cementitious products for the past twelve years. Located in Dublin Port Ecocem supply GGBS in bulk to the readymix concrete industry and a blended cement in 25kg bags to the Hardware and DIY market. GGBS is a low carbon cement replacement specified by Engineers and Architects for its technically superior performance and whiter finish.  

Training aim

To give attendees a clear understanding of the what GGBS is, the benefits of using it and how to specify it on their projects.

Learning objectives

1.            Appreciate the technical advantages of GGBS in concrete

2.            Appreciate the role of GGBS in architectural concrete

3.            The significance of embodied carbon in the built environment

4.            Understand the contribution made by GGBS towards decarbonisation

5.            Specifying and using GGBS in your project

Course outline

The course describes what GGBS is, the manufacturing process and how it is used in concrete.  Participants will get a clear understanding of the Technical, Architectural and Environmental advantages to using GGBS in a project as well as recent examples of practical application. How to specify GGBS and what to look for in a concrete mix design is discussed in detail to give participants the tools they need to use GGBS effectively in their next job.  

Trainer's profile

Chartered Engineer with over fifteen years experience. Working with Ecocem for eleven years as their quality and technical management.   A member of the Institute of Concrete Technology and a qualified Concrete Technologist. Has given CPD presentations to a range of engineering practices, contractors and specifiers. 

Course duration

1 Hour

Assessment & certification

Letter of attendance and CPD certificate available for all participants. 

Who should attend

Anyone interested in specifying sustainble, durable and architectural concrete: primarily engineers, architects and contractors.

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