Concrete Conference to unlock high performance concrete

Concrete Conference to unlock high performance concrete

High performance concrete will be in the spotlight at The Concrete Conference (TCC) this year when experts from the concrete industry, including precast and readymix technologists, lay bare the latest innovations for the construction industry.

Taking place at the Misty Hills Conference Centre in Muldersdrift on 17 and 18 August 2017, TCC is an industry-backed, expert-driven conference and the first event organised by all four of South Africa’s concrete organisations – the Concrete Society of South Africa (CSSA), The Concrete Institute (TCI), Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma).

Delegates will be provided with a wealth of technical information, new technologies and case studies that will highlight techniques used on award-winning projects across the country.

According to organiser and Sarma director Johan van Wyk, the conference is backed and sponsored by the major cement producers (Afrisam, Sephaku, Lafarge and PPC) and supported by a host of industry representatives. Suppliers will also be exhibiting and showcasing the latest innovations and solutions for the production of high performance concrete.

The Concrete Conference organiser, Johan van Wyk.
Image: Sarma


The conference will include presentations from some of the country’s most respected specialists, economists and futurists, including:

  • A panel discussion on the Prospects for the Concrete Industry with SAFCEC CEO Webster Mfebe, Saice CEO Manglin Pillay, CESA CEO Chris Campbell and MBSA;
  • Hans Beushausen of the University of Cape Town on Myths and Truths about High Performance Concrete;
  • Jason Roberts of Rocla on High Performance Precast Concrete;
  • Renowned professional speaker Michael Jackson on Change Management;
  • Industry Insight’s David Metelerkamp on Prospects for the Construction Industry; and
  • Presentations on Structural High Performance Concrete and High Performance Ready Mix Concrete.


Case studies

Case studies of award-winning projects include:

  • Brendan Croney of Afrisam on the RMC Mndwaka Dam
  • Niaz Ahmed of the V&A Waterfront on Quayside Developments
  • Gert van Schalkwyk of SMEC on the Mount Edgecombe Interchange
  • Concrete challenges at Kusile Main Works, the award-winning Pacaltsdorp Pedestrian Bridge and the innovative integral Van Zyl Spruit Bridge

“This is a different type of conference with a broad appeal for all in the concrete and construction industries. With input from all the concrete organisations, as well as professional bodies from the construction industry, it is designed to be relevant, informative and educational. It is also recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and will be fully CPD accredited – making it a worthwhile event to attend,” says Van Wyk.

For more information or to register, visit The Concrete Conference website or contact Johan on +27 (0) 11 315 0300 or email:

The Concrete Conference follows on from successful industry conferences of the past.
Image: Sarma


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