Preserving embodied CO2 with resilience management systems

16 June 2022 Add to calendar

09:15 – 10:30

This webinar will highlight a collaborative venture to develop and manufacture a standardised modular component aiming to preserve structures for whole life with control and data-driven performance.

Following 10 years of collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, C-Probe further collaborated with The MTC to develop an alkali-activated cementitious (AACM) restoration smart product with the capacity to provide electrochemical protection to steel for the control and prevention of corrosion during the whole life of a structure.The collaboration has resulted in a lean manufacturing process of this product, which demonstrates value stream mapping and efficient use of equipment and labour.

The end result, LoCemincorporates industrial wastes into its production, which helps yield up to 90% less CO2e than CEM1. This is a vital contribution to net zero and decarbonisation of the built environment, with its ultimate objective being the long-term resilience and control of corrosion within concrete infrastructures.

Join this webinar to hear first-hand from the developers about the background to the concept, its journey from prototype to manufacturing capability, its success in restoring structures, and how this further developed into a product used for modular implementation into new build structures.

The speakers will present the:

  •  Development of a pilot plant to manufacture 250,000 components per year as a precursor to analysing market demand before scaling.

This webinar will demonstrate the process and benefits of the collaboration from planning stages to the long-term resilience benefits of the end product for asset owners who seek to futureproof their structures from disrepair.

Why attend 

From attending this webinar you will:

  • Understand innovations that are emerging to address the decarbonisation of the built environment using resilience management for structures, mitigating climate change risks.
  • Gain knowledge around a topic that is relevant across the construction industry as it approaches Net Zero and move towards the adoption of modern methods of construction.
  • Discover ways to build better structures as a legacy for next generational use and maintenance.
  • Increase your awareness surrounding the process of cathodic protection and the impact corrosion has on the integrity and safety of existing structures.
  • Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend 

  • Asset owners, engineers, architects, precasters, contractors.
  • Designers, project managers, buyers.
  • Professionals who wish to adopt technology to address climate change and provide sustainable resilience to their built assets.


09.15  Welcome and introduction from the Chair – Nigel Fraser, Industry Advisor, Buildoffsite

09.20 Learning from experience: protecting existing structures

Retrofitting sustainable resilience systems to existing structural assets.

  • How structures suffer due to corrosion
  • Methods to retrofit protection solutions
  • Development of low carbon materials to repair and protect structures
  • Long-term data driven performance options
  • New factory developments

Graeme Jones, Managing Director, C-Probe Systems Limited

09.35  The manufacturing perspective: from concept to reality

Developing a lean and scalable manufacturing line for C-Probe’s modular anode unit (MAU).

  • Introduction to MTC and their services – MMC’s and modular build work
  • Design and process failure mode and effects analysis (FMEAs)
  • Value stream mapping to identify labour and equipment efficiencies
  • Scaling from 250k MAUs to planning a 5million MAU factory

Mark Sutherberry, Business Development Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

09.50 The opportunity: protecting new structures from day one

Providing structural resilience for new build assets

  • What is an MAU?
  • The whole life technical and carbon benefits
  • The economic benefits and ROI for new build

Graeme Jones, Managing Director, C-Probe Systems Limited

10.05  Interactive discussion and Q&A

Buildoffsite members: Free to attend* – Register here
*Non-members £45 + VAT

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