Dr Robert Davies attended the Synercrete conference in October 2018 and presented his latest research on “The effects of continued hydration of undamaged material on apparent healing indices in cementitious materials”.

The focus of the conference was set to communicating, discussing and arousing progresses in research, development and application of CBM and Structural Concrete, which have been attained through combination of expertise from distinct fields of knowledge. Exciting fields of research such as performance-based design, 3D modelling for analysis/design, Building Information Modelling and even robotics (e.g. digital fabrication or robotics design) were included, while keeping focus on multi-scale approaches at time and spatial levels. Specific attention should be also paid to the challenges that are inherent to the combination of different expertise, and the ways through which better management and research collaboration can be achieved in interdisciplinary research projects.

The conference has consisted of lectures by researchers and other professionals from a variety of scientific disciplines in works targeted to CBM and Structural Concrete, as well as a selected panel of invited speakers. The conference was intended for researchers and practitioners at any career level who have interest in deepening knowledge on the targeted subjects.

Synercrete 2018 – Madeira (Portugal)