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One Day Workshop on Recycled Aggregates: Characteristics and Effective Use in Construction 30 Aug 2019

30th Aug 2019
9:00AM - 5:30PM -
IES Academy@Jurong East
80 Jurong East Street 21, #04-10, Devan Nair Institute For Employment and Employability 609607
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Whilst the ideal of adopting a zero-waste approach, on grounds of sustainable construction, is well understood, to achieve it in practice can be challenging. A great deal of research has been undertaken worldwide on recycled aggregates and their use in construction and the standards/codes are slowly becoming more receptive.

However, just as in the case of natural aggregates, it is important to understand how best to develop the use of recycled aggregates. Based on the vast amount of information, collated from over 1400 publications originating globally from over 65 countries, analysed and evaluated, and presented in over 600 print pages in a book form, this workshop aims to discuss the production, characteristics and use of recycled aggregates in mortar, concrete, geotechnics and road pavements. In addition, environmental impact arising from the use of the materials will be addressed.

References will be made to the related standards and codes, as well as case studies undertaken using recycled aggregates. The book, used as course notes, is structured in an incisive and easy to digest manner and is particularly suited for aggregate suppliers, ready-mixed concrete producers, design engineers, specifiers, contractors, as well as academics and researchers.


Workshop Contents 

·         Introduction

·         Source of Materials

·         Production of Recycled Aggregates

·         Characteristics

·         Use in Mortars and Concrete

·         Fresh Properties

·         Strength

·         Deformation (Elastic, creep and shrinkage)

·         Durability

·         Use in Geotechnical Applications

·         Use in Road Pavement Applications

·         Environmental Impact

·         Case Studies

·         Standards and Specifications


Professor Ravindra K Dhir OBE, an Emeritus Professor of the University of Dundee in the UK, also holds the position of adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin Ireland and honorary professor at the University of Birmingham UK. As a founding Director of Concrete Technology Unit, at Dundee (1988-2008), his hallmark was the development of an internationally acknowledged Centre of Excellence with extensive research facilities, where he worked closely with industry in disseminating research into practice. He won many recognitions, awards and honours including the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and Honorary Fellowships of the Institute of Concrete Technology of UK and Indian Concrete Institute. He was Chairman of Concrete Society, Scotland (1986-87) and President of Concrete Society, UK (2009-2010) and he serves on the Editorial Board of the Magazine of Concrete Research.

Dr Chao Qun Lye is Senior Technical Manager with G&W Group, Singapore, where he is responsible for R&D and Quality Control of cementitious products. He obtained his degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Birmingham UK, for his research in the use of recycled and secondary aggregates in concrete and how this may affect the load-dependent and load-independent deformation properties of concrete, such as elastic modulus, creep and shrinkage. He holds a strong interest in sustainability and innovation, applied to the use of cement additions such as fly ash, ground granulated blast-furnace slag and limestone as well as the use of recycled and secondary materials in concrete, geotechnics and road pavement applications.  

Target Audience

Aggregate suppliers, ready-mixed concrete producers, design engineers, professional engineers, resident engineers, specifiers, contractors, as well as academics and researchers.


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Coordinator    Karen Phua
Coordinator Contact No.     6463 9211
Coordinator E-mail

1. Fee inclusive of GST, course materials & 2 Tea Breaks & 1 Buffet Lunch

2. Certificate of Attendance will be given to PAID participants with 100% attendance.

3. If payment via Cheque, should be made payable to :"Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd"

4. Limited Seats Only - Please register early to avoid Disappointment

5. Registration after 23 July 2019 may not receive the book on 30 Aug 2019 for the workshop. Participants will need to collect the book from IES Academy on another day after the workshop

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