Flooding currently costs the UK £2.2bn annually and is projected to rise to £27bn by 2080 without significant flood resilient infrastructure investment. Permeable concrete pavements are one of the most promising flood mitigation strategies. However, they suffer from low permeability, high clogging potential, low strength and durability. This talk will introduce the first high-strength clogging resistant permeable pavement (Kiacrete) and highlight its superior laboratory performance. It will also cover the first large-scale deployment of Kiacrete, which has recently taken place at Imperial’s new White City Campus. Furthermore, it will briefly go through Dr Kia’s career path and will discuss how students are taught to adapt engineering principles to design concrete structures.

Suitable for UK, EU and international students who are interested in learning more about Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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