Cementing environmental gains

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence – second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.  The key ingredient, cement, is estimated to produce about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and as we grapple with a climate emergency it’s vital we consider options which are more environmentally friendly.

RSUA has organised this one hour seminar, in partnership with Ecocem Ireland, to explain the role partial cement replacements such as Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag can play in delivering a lower carbon footprint and achieving more sustainable buildings.  

Course content

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • The technical advantages of GGBS in concrete 
  • The role of GGBS in architectural concrete 
  • Lowering embodied carbon in the built environment  using low carbon cements
  • Specifying and using GGBS in your project

Speaker info

Susan McGarry is managing director of Ecocem Ireland.  She previously she held a variety of roles with the company including the positions of European Sustainability Manager, Environmental Manager and Technical Development Manager. Prior to this she was a lecturer at the Technological University Dublin. Susan trained as a civil engineer and holds a master’s degree in engineering management.