Delivering low cost, low risk, long life sustainable buildings using concrete and masonry

19th and 20th February 2018

This series of seminars from The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance and in partnership with QPANI, RSUA and the Concrete Society will provide the latest guidance on the design and delivery of long lasting resilient buildings using concrete and masonry. It includes practical guidance on sustainability issues, benchmarks for design and evolving standards.

19th February

Tyrone GAA Headquarters, the Garvaghey Centre Conference Centre, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.

Registration and lunch at 12.00pm, starting at 1.00pm and finishing at 5.00pm.

20th February

Pat Jennings Suite Windsor Park International Stadium Belfast

Registration and Breakfast at 8.00am, starting at 9.00am and finishing at 1.00pm


Dr Andrew Minson, Executive Director
Andrew is Executive Director at MPA responsible for The Concrete Centre, British Precast and Modern Masonry Alliance. He currently is chair of the IStructE Design Practice committee and is responsible for the concrete industry Sustainability Strategy. He joined The Concrete Centre in 2004 following 10 years with Arup in building engineering where he worked in multi-disciplinary teams developing integrated solutions. Andrew is co-author of the Wiley publication Sustainable Concrete Solutions, published in 2014.

Elaine Toogood, Senior Architect
Elaine is senior architect at The Concrete Centre and provides decision-makers in the construction industry with advice and design guidance related to the use of concrete and masonry. As well as providing project advice, Elaine also contributes to Concrete Quarterly, authors technical guidance and is responsible for curating numerous events and lectures. Elaine has nearly 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, principally as an architect within private practice. She was a contributor to the DEFRA Property Flood Resilience Action Plan and sits on the RIBA Futures Sustainability Group. She is Chair of RIBA South East London and is a long serving member of the Lewisham Planning Authority Design Panel.

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Date: 19th and 20th  February 2018

Cost:  This event is free to attend

Booking: To book your place at this seminar, simply email QPA Northern Ireland at indicating which date you wish to attend.