Roadstone: I.S. EN 206 Explained

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Organisation profile

The origins of Roadstone go back to the early 1930’s when two Dublin brothers Tom and Donal Roche started a sand and gravel haulage business operating from a small yard at Inchicore in West Dublin. Their company developed steadily during the 30’s and 40’s and a new company, Roadstone, launched in 1949. Roadstone now operate at over 40 locations nationwide providing high quality products such as blocks, concrete, mortars, grolime, asphalt, masonry, paving, and stonefill to the Irish market.

Training aim

The aim of Roadstone: I.S. EN 206 Explained is to give guidance to specifiers on the application of I.S. EN 206 on the specification of concrete.

Learning objectives

To define the tasks of the specifier, the producer and the user as outlined by I.S. EN 206
To discuss the differences of approach between BS8500 and I.S. EN 206
To examine the minimum information required when specifying to I.S. EN 206
To discuss exposure classes and the trinity of limiting factors; strength, MCC and WCR
To discuss tables NC.1 to NC.6 for carbonation and chloride induced corrosion
To examine slump tolerances and strength compliance

To review the ordering and delivery of concrete

Course outline

Roadstone: I.S EN 206 Explained examines the role and responsibilities of the specifier, producer and user in the specification, production and use of concrete. An overview of the materials used in concrete and the standards to which they need to abide by is given. Common errors in the specification of concrete are highlighted while exposure classes and the trinity of limiting factors and their application are discussed. The ordering and delivery of concrete and onsite testing are also covered.

Trainer's profile

Alan Lowe - Technical Manager
Thomas Holden - Concrete Technical Manager
Michael Vaughan - Sales Manager Architectural Products
Dermot McCarthy - QC Technical Manager
Aidan McCann - Sales Representative
Ciaran Collier - Asphalt Development Manager
Colin Heffernan - Product Development
Graham Flanagan - Product Development
Arthur Lambert - Product Development

Colin Doyle - Architectural Products Technical Support

Course duration

1 hour

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Engineers, architects, designers, concrete specifiers, concrete specialists, construction workers, contractors, estimators, quantity surveyors, buyers, academics, engineering students