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FPS Concrete Forum 2024: Registration Open

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its highly anticipated ‘Concrete Forum 2024: Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions’.

The event, scheduled for Thursday, 22nd February 2024, will take place at the prestigious City Hall in London from 09:00 to 17:00.

FPS Members receive two free tickets, and FPS Associate Members are entitled to one free ticket. Additional tickets are priced at £114 (inc. VAT) for Members and £192 (inc. VAT) for Non-Members.

The Concrete Forum 2024 aims to address the challenges and innovations in the concrete industry, particularly in the context of ground engineering. Co-Chaired by John Chick, FPS Chair, and Steve Hadley, FPS past-Chair, the conference will feature presentations from industry experts. Topics include “Sustainability by Design”, by John Chick;  “Lower Carbon Concrete, Today and Tomorrow”, by Paul Astle and “Concrete: From Specification to Supply and All Points in Between”, by Dr James Branch.

This conference is tailored for a diverse audience, including clients, consultants, geotechnical and structural designers, contractors, and concrete suppliers seeking to navigate the evolving landscape of concrete technology.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • John Chick: FPS Chair, Business Leader – Geotechnical, Expanded Geotechnical
  • Paul Astle: Decarbonisation Lead, Ramboll
  • Veronika Elfmarkova, Innovations Manager, Lafarge Cement
  • Chris Harnan: Managing Director, Ceecom Consult
  • Dr James Branch: Regional Technical Manager – Concrete, Heidelberg Materials
  • Veronika Elfmarkova: Innovations Manager – Lafarge Cement
  • James Blackwell: Technical and Innovations – Martello Piling
  • Philip Muff: Contracts Manager – Explore Manufacturing
  • Ian Innes: Major Projects and Key Account Director – Heidelberg Materials
  • Kevin Paterson: Commercial Manager – Capital Concrete


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Registration for the Concrete Forum 2024 closes on Wednesday, 7th February 2024. Act fast to secure your participation in this exclusive event, shaping the future of concrete technology and innovation in ground engineering.

To Register: https://fps.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d163c9bc14e59d273fa40ddda&id=dec9ba52e1&e=f689925629