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Low carbon concrete specification and procurement

Event organised by ICE

23 November 2023
13:00 - 14:00 GMT

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The carbon pillar of the UK Concrete Sustainable Construction Strategy is connected to the industry roadmap which was published in 2020. The updated strategy focusses on establishing the foundations required by 2030 to fully decarbonise by 2050.

The talk will cover the imminent revision to BS 8500 which includes the introduction of lower carbon ternary (or multi-component) cements, CEM II/C-M and CEM VI, performance specifications, concrete benchmarking, and touches on supplementary cementitious materials and some of innovative binders.


Noushin Khosravi

Noushin Khosravi

Mineral Products Association (MPA)

Sustainable Construction Manager

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Noushin Khosravi

Noushin Khosravi is the sustainable construction manager for Mineral Products Association (MPA) ). MPA is UK trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries with a growing membership of 530 companies.

Noushin is the concrete sector’s key representative in demonstrating how concrete can be used as part of net zero and circular economy. She is responsible for providing technical and sustainability advice and support to designers, constructors, and clients of concrete construction.

She uses her technical knowledge and experience to advise concrete industry and supply chain on how to respond to market sustainability requirements. Noushin is a civil engineer and has MSc and PhD in concrete technology field. She is a chartered engineer with Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) and was previously working on major infrastructure projects.

She is an expert in concrete durability design, concrete assessment and repair, concrete construction systems, and concrete sustainable use. She is experienced in delivery of multidisciplinary design packages and complex research programs.

She is active in various committees including the UK concrete industry’s low carbon concrete task group, Green Construction Board Low Carbon Concrete Group (LCCG).