Construction Materials for a Changing World

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Dr John Morlidge
Associate Director – Materials Technology
Building Technology Group, Building Research Establishment

I am delighted to invite you to attend Materials Congress 2008 and to submit a paper to the symposium on ‘Construction Materials for a Changing World’. Internationally recognised keynote speakers will be complemented by contributed oral and poster presentations.

The construction industry is a major user and supplier of materials accounting for at least one third of all the materials produced in the UK (currently estimated to be a £200bn turnover industry employing around 4 million people). As such, the theme of the symposium will align with the growing need for construction materials to constantly evolve to meet ever increasing demands in performance and sustainability. Materials are required to deliver increased functionality, be easy to maintain, reuse and recycle whilst requiring less energy to manufacture and must have minimum impact on the environment as a whole.

I do hope that you can accept our invitation, and we look forward to receiving your abstract shortly.

Dr John Morlidge, Symposium Chairman

Keynote speakers:

Impacts of a changing world on construction materials by Jane Thornback (Construction Products Association)
Materials Security by Arnold Black (CTech)

The Symposium Sessions are:
  1. The Impact of Climate Change on Construction Materials.
  2. Sustainable Materials in Construction.
  3. Intelligent Construction Materials and their use in the Modern Built Environment.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 4 April 2008. Abstracts should be submitted via the on-line system.

Draft programme

For further details please contact
Dr James Goddin
Building Research Establishment
WD25 9XX

T: +44(0)1923 664368
F: +44(0)1923 664785

Co-sponsored by the Modern Built Environment KTN