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 Katherine Guenioui
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