Roadstone's General Concrete Advice (Application and Use)

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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

Roadstone's General Concrete Advice (Application and Use) examines the changing nature of ready-mix concrete products currently available and discusses the common pitfalls associated with their use.

Learning objectives

To discuss the benefits and the cost effectiveness of using an array of special concretes including architectural concretes and self-compacting concretes

To examine aspects of durability and the common methods of attack on concrete

To look at site sampling and testing of concrete

To give guidance on the use of concrete in weather extremities

To examine concrete finishes including tamped finish and shuttered printed finish and what is needed to meet the requirements of Eurocode 2

Course outline

A number of advances have been made in the design of concrete over the last 30 years. Despite this conventional concrete remains the mainstay for ready-mix concrete users in Ireland. Quite often this is due to a lack of knowledge and negative perceptions related to cost. Roadstone's General Concrete Advice (Application and Use) looks at the array of alternative ready-mix concrete products available, their uses, benefits and the cost effectiveness they can provide to the user.

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