The impact on family homes of defective concrete products

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This EU international workshop on defective concrete brings together MEPs, stakeholders, academic researchers and professionals who are affected by or who are involved in researching the processes and impacts of deleterious geological minerals on concrete in the USA, Canada, Switzerland and Ireland.

Delegates will provide an international perspective on the problems associated with deleterious minerals in concrete and how the problem is being addressed within each region. As well as hearing from affected homeowners, MEPs, the European Commission and the European Parliamentary Research Service, we have invited presentations from scientists, geologists and engineers who have a track record of researching aggregates, geological minerals, defective concrete, defective homes and working with national bodies to improve the standards of quarrying and concrete manufacturing.

Aims of the workshop are to:

1) Provide an overview of the emergence of the issue of deleterious minerals and defective concrete in each region.

2) Share knowledge of the processes and impacts of deleterious minerals on concrete to further a collective understanding of this issue

3) Develop an international research network of academic researchers and professional practitioners to discuss and develop a research strategy to further investigate deleterious minerals and defective concrete in Ireland.

(This workshop is sponsored by The Left in the EU Parliament)
Period23 Mar 2022
Event typeWorkshop
LocationBrussels, BelgiumShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Defective concrete
  • Mica
  • Pyrrhotite
  • pyrite
  • Geology
  • aggregate
  • European Union