Skip to main content

David Ball appointed Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology

Published by
World Cement,

David Ball, Founder and Chairman of David Ball Group and developer of the zero-cement CEMFREE structural concrete, has been appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Concrete Technology, an organisation that aims to maintain concrete innovation as a recognised engineering discipline. 

Speaking about his appointment David said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as an Honorary Fellow of a prestigious organisation such as the Institute of Concrete Technology. I firmly believe that there are many exciting opportunities for innovation within the concrete and cement industry, particularly in the sustainable construction sector.  

“This sector presents a huge challenge for the industry, which requires innovation, funding, adoption and importantly education, if it is to be successful. There needs to be a paradigm shift in the industry’s perception of green building construction as a niche market, to it being an industry standard.”

Education is an ethos David Ball has instilled at David Ball Group, which actively encourages its technical managers and site teams to take Institute of Concrete Technology courses, to gain internationally recognised training and qualifications in their areas.

“The attitudes of the industry need to come round to the idea that new technologies and materials will emerge, and a major part of this will be education based. For this reason, organisations like the Institute of Concrete Technology are essential and I look forward to supporting their activities in the future,” said David.

Adapted from press release by

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Optimisation 2020

Optimisation 2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »



World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):