An international conference on mica and defective concrete blocks is set is be held at the ATU campus in Letterkenny in November.
This conference will be the first day in a three day research focused event which will see leading international experts in geology, earth sciences and engineering attend the event.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, November 15th from 4.30-10.00pm at the ATU campus in Letterkenny and it is a Ulster University (UU) and Atlantic Technological University (ATU) research focused/academic conference.
The science of deleterious minerals and their destructive impacts on concrete will be discussed while the delegates will present research from various parts of the world including the latest results of the causes of concrete failure in defective blocks from homes in Ireland.
The organising committee for this initiative includes Professor Paul Dunlop (Research Director for Geography and Environmental Sciences, Ulster University), Dr Eileen Doherty (Lecturer in Digital Transformation, Ulster University) and Joseph Morgan (Director of Engineering, Druva), all of whom have been actively involved in researching various aspects of this important issue.
Speaking on the Nine Til Noon show this morning, Professor Paul Dunlop, member of the organising committee said: