November 7, 2013
The annual conference of the Association of Concrete Industrial Flooring Contractors (ACIFC) took place on Tuesday 5 November at Sika in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire offering an exclusive insight into the new TR34 4th Edition, the recognised industry standard for concrete industrial flooring.
The Concrete Society’s TR34 4th Edition has been written by industry for industry and introduces a number of significant changes to the way that concrete industrial floors are designed and constructed in the UK with comprehensive guidance on new areas such as the design of steel fibre piled slabs and maintenance. The ACIFC Conference provided an excellent opportunity for the industry supply chain to hear first-hand from speakers who were directly involved in the production of the 4th edition, including Richard Day from the Concrete Society, Phil Ridge from Fairhurst and Chris Sketchley from Sketchley Associates.
ACIFC Chairman Kevin Dare from Face Consultants and Ken Hall from Global Logistic Properties completed the high profile line up which took delegates through the new edition focusing on key topics such as design, surface regularity and maintenance. Each presentation finished with a Q&A session, allowing delegates to understand how the changes will affect their business and share views with colleagues on this important issue for the industry.
The ACIFC Conference was sponsored by the Concrete Society, Face Consultants, Permaban, Sika, Twintec and Wacker Neuson, who demonstrated the latest flooring technology as part of an exhibition alongside the conference offering an excellent networking opportunity.
ACIFC Chairman Kevin Dare said:
“We are delighted to have TR34 4th Edition after 5 years in the making. ACIFC and its members played a key role in the development of the new edition, which will push our industry on even further and raise standards to a new level. The UK concrete industrial flooring industry already has a global reputation for quality and standards and TR34 4th Edition will only enhance it.”