- Course: Advanced Concrete Technology MSc
- Nationality: Irish
- Job title: Quality and Technical Services Engineer
- Company: Ecocem Ireland
- Location of year abroad: Ireland
Why did you chose to study the Advanced Concrete Technology MSc?
A couple of people in industry whose opinions I value have the qualification. They speak highly about the course, its content and the impact it has had on their career and personal confidence.
What has been the best aspect of studying this course and why?
The opportunity to interact and work with other people has been great. Also the content is immediately relevant in my day to day.
What projects are involved in outside of the course?
Site investigations where issues have arisen. Early age strength assessment of concrete containing high levels of GGBS, through admixture addition and temperature matched curing.
Tell us about your ideas for your research project.
The standard for Pavement quality concrete for airfields allows a maximum GGBS addition of 35%. I plan to look at the standard and investigate whether increased GGBS is a possibility.
What would you say to students coming to do the same course?
It's a big commitment to make and can be demanding on what might already be a full timetable. It promotes an interesting way of thinking about questions/ assignments that might be new to some people.