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FPS Concrete Forum 2024: Panel Discussion Announced

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce Steve Hadley, Ground Forum Chair and MD of Central Piling, will be chairing a pivotal panel discussion at “FPS Concrete Forum 2024 Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions.”

This round table discussion titled “Contractors and Suppliers in Conversation”, will aim to bring together both piling contractors and concrete suppliers to discuss common issues. There will be a focus on the specification and use of concrete as well as commercial considerations.

Areas discussed will include how concrete is specified, on site sampling practices and standards, reasons for inconsistencies in loads, how rig types can affect static segregation, carbon tax and picking the right batching plant.

Panel members will include Danny Bunting (Expanded), Ian Innes (Heidelberg Materials), Kevin Paterson, (Capital Concrete), Mark Boden (Skanska) and Paul Wiltcher (Aarsleff). The panel will be Chaired by Steve Hadley (Ground Forum Chair and Central Piling MD).

The panel discussion forms part of “FPS Concrete Forum 2024 Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions”, taking place on Thursday, 22nd February 2024, at the prestigious City Hall in London. This full-day event, running from 09:00 to 17:00, promises to be a significant platform for addressing the current challenges and innovations in the concrete industry, especially within the context of ground engineering.

Key topics for the roundtable include the specification and use of concrete, on-site sampling practices, reasons for inconsistencies in loads, impact of rig types on static segregation, carbon tax implications, and selecting the appropriate batching plant. The panel will feature industry experts like Danny Bunting from Expanded, Ian Innes from Heidelberg Materials, Kevin Paterson of Capital Concrete, Mark Boden from Skanska, and Paul Wiltcher of Aarsleff.

FPS Members are entitled to two free tickets, while FPS Associate Members can claim one free ticket. Additional tickets are available for purchase for Members and Non-Members at £114 and £192 (inc. VAT), respectively.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights and be part of crucial industry conversations.

For more information and to register for the event, visit: https://www.fps.org.uk/events/concrete-forum-todays-challenges-tomorrows-solutions/