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Institute of Concrete Technology


Concrete Solutions

Conferences and Training for the Construction Industry


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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

Supporting Organisations

The Conference is supported by the following organisations:

The Concrete Society UK and The Institute of Concrete Technology,


American Concrete Institute

LNEC Portugal

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

TU Dresden,



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​​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

To be Advised

Venue & Hotels

LNEC National Laboratory of Civil Engineering

 Lisboa is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 544,851 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Lisbon's urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.7 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the Iberian Peninsula, after Madrid and Barcelona. It represents approximately 27% of the country's population. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area, the Portuguese Riviera, form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, culminating at Cabo da Roca.

Lisbon is recognised as an alpha-level global city because of its importance in finance, commerce, fashion, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism. Lisbon is one of two Portuguese cities (alongside Porto) to be recognised as a global city. Additionally, Humberto Delgado Airport served 31 million passengers in 2019, being the busiest airport in Portugal, the third busiest in the Iberian Peninsula and the 20th busiest in Europe. The motorway network and the high-speed rail system of Alfa Pendular links the main cities of Portugal to Lisbon.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the second-oldest European capital city (after Athens), predating other modern European capitals by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia,[18] adding to the name Olissipo. After the fall of the Roman Empire it was ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century; later it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147 Afonso Henriques conquered the city and since then it has been the political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal.


Hotel details will be posted here.
Cabin Bedroom


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). 

Training courses


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




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