Concrete & Masonry Best Practice Seminar

RSUA, QPANI and MPA Concrete Centre have organised a Concrete & Masonry Best Practice Seminar to run in Cookstown on 27 January 2016 and Belfast on 28 January 2016.  The Seminar will bring together key concrete construction industry figures involved in the design and construction of our built environment and examine the role of concrete in addressing the challenges of sustainability, resilience and climate change.

Seminar Programme
– Sustainable Production and Design
Andrew Minson

– Specifying Visual Concrete
Elaine Toogood

– Building Information Modelling and Environmental Product Declaration’s
Andrew Minson

– Achieving High Thermal Performance
Elaine Toogood

– Fire Performance and Flooding Resilience
Andrew Minson

– Concrete Innovations
Elaine Toogood


Andrew Minson, Executive Director, The Concrete Centre & British Precast
Andrew is Executive Director at MPA responsible for The Concrete Centre and British Precast.  He currently is chair of the IStructE sustainability panel and is responsible for the concrete industry Sustainability Stategy.  Andrew is co-author of the Wiley publication Sustainable Concrete Solutions, published in 2014.

Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect, The Concrete Centre
Elaine has nearly 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, principally within private architectural practice.  Elaine provides technical advice for architects and designers regarding specification and use of concrete, with a particular expertise in visual and sustainable concrete.

Key Details

South West College Cookstown Campus
Wednesday 27 January 2016
12.00 – 17.00 (a light lunch will be served 12.00-1.00)

Titanic Belfast
Thursday 28 January 2016
08.30 – 12.30 (breakfast will be served 08.30-09.30)

Attendance is free of charge
Registration prior to the event is required

How to Book
To book your place at this seminar email QPA Northern Ireland at