Pre-conference workshop

Thursday morning, 28 September

Using natural pozzolana as a partial cement replacement for sustainable concrete

Natural pozzolana, such as volcanic tephra and pumice, can be used as a partial replacement for cement in concrete production. This reduces the carbon footprint of concrete, aiding the industry's decarbonisation efforts. Our workshop offers a chance to learn from international experts who have implemented this material in their production processes, as well as discuss ongoing research and implementation plans in New Zealand. Attendees can also network with key stakeholders in the field. There is no fee to attend this workshop, however space is limited, so please indicate if you would like to attend when registering for the conference. Additional information will be emailed to you closer to the time. 

8:30 to 9:00Tea and Coffee served
9:00 to 9:05Introductions
Jason Ingham, Professor at the University of Auckland
9:05 to 9:10What is a pozzolana?
Enrique del Rey Castillo, Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland
9:10 to 9:30Natural pozzolana – New beginnings
Joe Thomas, VP for Research at Magmatics, Chair of the ACI Committee on Pozzolans and CEO for the Natural Pozzolan Association
9:30 to 9:50Incorporating natural pozzolana into a ready-mix plant
Dana Rotkovich, Technical sales and logistics manager for BURNCO Colorado Ready Mix
9:50 to 10:10Challenges in research for using natural pozzolana as a partial cement replacement
Maria Juenger, Professor on Infrastructure Materials Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, specialised on hydration chemistry and microstructure of cement and concrete materials
10:10 to 10:30Performance of pozzolans in cement and concrete
Michael Ludwig, Professor on constructional materials at Bauhaus-Weimar University, specialised in sustainability and CO2 reduction
10:30 to 10:45Tea break
10:45 to 11:00Aotearoa/New Zealand’s volcanic resources
Anke Zernack, Research officer and volcanologist at Massey University
11:00 to 11:15The importance of reducing concrete’s footprint
Dene Cook, Chairman of Concrete New Zealand
11:15 to 12:00Panel discussion: Challenges for the implementation of natural pozzolana in New Zealand

Conference Manager
June Murugan 
   +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.