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Institute of Concrete Technology


Concrete Solutions

Conferences and Training for the Construction Industry

Concrete Solutions 8th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Durability and Technology 
Leeds, United Kingdom 
Hilton Hotel, Leeds, 11 to 13 July 2022

Download Conference Flyer
For Rates - HERE
Submit Final Papers HERE


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Conference Themes
Self-Healing Concrete
Patch Repair 
Electrochemical Repair 
Strengthening Materials and techniques/Repair with Composites 
Surface Protection Methods and Materials 
Repair of Fire Damage 
NDT and Diagnosis of Problems 
Repair and Preservation of Heritage Structures
Service Life Modelling 
Whole Life Costing
Risk Management 
Case Studies
Sustainable repair
Structural Health Monitoring
Concrete durability
Concrete & admixture technology
Abstracts/Final Papers

Abstract Submissions are now closed but if you still want to submit something a late entry might be possible. Please email us


Final Papers can be submitted HERE

Supporting Organisations

The Conference is supported by the following organisations:

The Concrete Society UK and The Institute of Concrete Technology,


American Concrete Institute

University of Leeds

Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, The University of Ulster,

TU Dresden,

16 Jan 2022
20 Jan 2022
31 Mar 2022

Submission of abstracts

Notification of acceptance

Final papers due

Author                       £650
Delegate                   £700
Student                     £250
Author/Delegate rates include Conference Dinner and pageant display at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.

Key dates and fees



Download Conference Flyer
For Rates - HERE


​​Student rates are for Bona Fide students only. Proof of student status will be required. The Student rate is for ACCOMPANYING STUDENTS ONLY OR STUDENTS ATTENDING AS DELEGATES. If a student is presenting a paper and no other delegate or author from that organisation is attending, they must register at the Author rate.

Students may attend the sessions and may download all of the proceedings  or individual papers as required.


Refund Policy - 28 days before the event, full refund, less 250 GBP, if you  have a paper being published. Within 28 days of conference - no refund.


​If you require a letter of Invitation, please mail us and provide the following information :-


The data we need in order for the University to send an invitation letter for visa issue is:
- Personal Information (Name, country, position, e-mail, Passport Nr, Address)
- Scanned passport
- Town of your country with a British Consulate
- Title of the presentation in the Conference

- Copy of Registration Ticket for the Event

To Register Click Here

Conference dates

11 to 13 July 2022

Venue & Hotels

Hilton Hotel, City of Leeds, United Kingdom

Welcome to the magnificent city of Leeds, the second most popular conferencing destination in the north of England and where no two conferences are the same! This means every event is bespoke, individual and memorable.

In 2018 Leeds welcomed 3.5 million delegates and hosted 50,100 meetings and events. The city boasts an exciting venue portfolio, from world-class academic Universities, historic civic venues such as Leeds Town Hall and unique experiences such as at Headingley Rugby and Cricket Stadium.

Leeds is anything but ordinary, and as the third largest city in the UK, this major international city is situated in the middle of the UK and has excellent transport links to other cities and surrounding airports, making Leeds an ideal location for international conferences.


Leeds has the largest city region economy outside of London, larger than nine EU countries, with a total economic output of £66.5 billion. Leeds is also a global leader in digital, manufacturing, healthcare and professional services, and houses four leading academic institutes.

It is no wonder that Leeds has become a major location of choice for organisers, competing with popular cities across the globe to host key events. 

For more information on Leeds click here.


Leeds offers an unrivalled location and is only a two-hour train journey from London or one hour by air from London Heathrow, making the city incredibly well connected to the capital. Leeds Bradford Airport also offers excellent transport links providing national and international flights to over 70 international destinations and eight UK destinations. The airport is just a 50 minute flight from Amsterdam Schiphol a hub to the rest of the world.

For more information on arriving to Leeds by air click here.


When you arrive in the historic heart of Yorkshire, it’s easy to see why so many delegates chose to return. This is a city that hasn’t stood still. Leeds is a modern city with a rich industrial past. Compact and accessible you can walk everywhere and experience culture at its best. This is one of the only cities outside London to have its own Opera and Ballet companies.

Delegates can unwind and continue networking in a vibrant city centre. Leeds has a thriving independent food and drink scene, flagship galleries and museums and a thriving shopping experience where delegates can take in the stunning Victorian arcades for which Leeds is renowned.

Catering is an important consideration for any conference, which is why many of our venues add a local twist to its menus. Locally sourced produce and Yorkshire inspired dishes can help to give delegates a real taste of Leeds’ culture.


Preferential rates have been negotiated with the Hilton Hotel, which is hosting the Conference. There are several other options also available.
To view all the options and book your accommodation, please click HERE
Hotel Accommodation options have been kindly provided by Conference Leeds, on behalf of the organisers.
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Sponsoring the Event

Please note that we WILL accept all levels of sponsorship from online sponsors so a physical presence at the event is NOT mandatory.


This package will be restricted to a maximum of two sponsors. The cost is 2500 GBP and includes,

A web page on the web site, with links to your own site.

Mention on opening slides and banners at the event with logo (artwork to be provided).

  • Information included in all delegate packs (sponsor to provide). 

  • A single page advert in the published Proceedings. 

  • A space up to 6m x 4m for exhibition (sponsor to provide own stand, but chairs and tables available). 

  • Two delegates may attend the conference and Gala Dinner. ​


This package, is available at a cost of 1500 GBP, it includes,

  • An entry on the web site, with links to your own site. 

  • information included in all delegate packs (sponsor to provide). 

  • Listing as a sponsor in the Published Proceedings. 

  • A space up to 3m x 2m for exhibition (sponsor to provide own stand, but chairs and tables available). 

  • Two delegates may attend the conference and Gala Dinner. 


This, lower cost, package is available at a cost of 1000 GBP and includes

  • An entry on the web site, 

  • A space up to 3m x 2m for exhibition (sponsor to provide own stand, but chairs and tables available). 

  • One delegate may attend the conference and Gala Dinner 


Available to companies who would like to take advertising space in the Proceedings and to have literature in delegate packs.  The cost of this option is 400 GBP.  This gives a full page advertisment in the Proceedings - Artwork to be provided.

 For bookings please contact us


Training and Online Courses

General Information and Course Costs


GR Technologie Ltd (Concrete Solutions) is one of the UK's leading companies specialising in training in concrete and concrete repair. We lecture regularly on topics associated with the inspection and repair of concrete. Training courses are usually presented "in-House" for Clients, but public courses are presented from time to time or may be available via equipment suppliers such as Proceq SA. New for 2020 onward, we can deliver the course via "Zoom" to your delegates, just as if they were at a physical event. This means we can deliver a course anywhere in the world!


Comments from Previous Courses

"A very informative and useful course, well presented and brought across" 

"Very interesting and educational, well presented in a pleasant atmosphere" 

"I found this to be a very informative lecture with good reference to practical situations" 

"Very informative and interesting presentations. Well delivered, good, clear course notes for future reference and to help focus on talk. Useful demonstrations". 



The Physical Course costs £1200 per day (with a limit of about 15 on numbers) Plus VAT. We may be able to offer a reduction if just a few people require training, depending on venue. The online course option is available for groups of 5 or more at a cost of GBP125.00 per person. Please enquire.


Understanding Concrete Defects, Diagnosis and Repair



Technicians and Engineers who need a basic understanding or revision of concrete deterioration mechanisms, methods of diagnosis, and techniques for concrete repair. The course is intended as a stand alone course or can be combined with our course on Concrete for Engineers and Contractors, to make a 2 day course.


MAX PARTICIPANTS - 15 for both Physical and Online Courses (to encourage questions and active participation.



Professor Michael Grantham BA EurChem CChem FRSC IEng MCQI CQP HonFICT 

Mike has worked for several of the major testing houses in a career spanning some 30 years. He has been involved in a considerable amount of testing work on bridges and other heavy structures such as; car parks, office buildings, multi-storey flats, down to small scale problems with prc housing. He is a Visiting Professor at Leeds University, supporting their MSc Advanced Concrete Technology course. 



After the course, participants will have an understanding of deterioration mechanisms for concrete, methods for diagnosis of these problems, including some of the newer techniques such as linear polarisation for corrosion rate measurements, radar, ultrasonic tomography, infra red thermography etc. They will understand how these techniques are applied in diagnosis and how concrete repairs can effectively deal with the problems. 


9.00  Registration and Coffee  

9:30  What is concrete : constituents, cement, aggregates, steel, admixtures. Special problems arising from the use of materials. Carbonation of concrete, calcium chloride, high alumina cement.  

Recognising concrete defects : Structural cracks, reinforcement corrosion, alkali silica reaction, freeze-thaw damage, shrinkable aggregates, chemical attack, fire damage, poor quality construction, plastic cracking - plastic settlement and plastic shrinkage cracks.  

10:30  Coffee  

11:00  Investigation of defects - the Two Stage Approach  

Desk study, visual surveys, covermeter survey, ultrasonic pulse velocity and tomography surveys, sampling by coring and dust drilling, chemical analysis, determining compressive strength, including assessment by non-destructive methods (SONREB  for example) petrographic examination, rebound hammer, other near to surface tests - the Windsor Probe, the LOK test, break off tests, sub surface radar, infra red thermography.  

12:30  Questions and discussion  

1:00  Lunch  

2:00  Testing for reinforcement corrosion : Half cell potential, resistivity, linear polarisation measurements to determine corrosion rate of steel (section loss per year).  

3:00  Tea  

3:30  Concrete repairs : the patch repair approach - when to use and when not to use it, understanding the cost implications and remeasurement. Electrochemical repair: cathodic protection, realkalisation and desalination, galvanic cathodic protection including Hybrid systems, new textile reinforced repair materials and overlays, strain hardening engineered Cementitious composites: What they do, how they work, practical experience. Corrosion inhibitors, what they are and do they work?  

4:45  Questions and discussion  

5:00  Course closes  


All delegates will be given a certificate of attendance. Full and detailed course notes, with photographs and illustrations are provided on Memory Stick (90+ pages). 



Concrete Solutions

Prof Michael Grantham

3 Charles Court, 27 Canterbury Road, Westgate on Sea, Kent CT8 8JS, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1843 310032


Prof. Muhammed Basheer
University of Leeds

School of Civil Engineering

Woodhouse Lane,

Leeds LS2 9DY

United Kingdom


Mr Raman Mangabhai

8, Pasture Close

North Wembley