Mr Istvan Pocklington

Research project: Impact Performance of Rubberised Concrete


 To establish the compressive strength of a large family of concrete mixes with rubber aggregates substituted for natural aggregates at various percentage replacement by volume. Other literature has often focused on specific aspects of rubberised concrete,  or focusing on a single type of rubber for aggregate replacement and making extensive research on its percentage replacement. This often makes comparison of data from multiple sources difficult as the strength, surface treatment, type of replacement/addition as well as author classification of rubber utilised often varies. This study aims to put all of this scope under one roof for total comparison between methodical variations of rubber aggregate utilised. 

The end goal and high-volume application envisaged by the author is that of utilising rubber aggregates in concrete crash barrier highway systems as this is considered to be an application where the properties of rubberised concrete can offer more consistent and overall benefit to the end product.       


Currently working as Senior Technician for Structures for the civil engineering labs.

Areas of research interest

  • Rubberised Concrete


  • 1st Class BEng in Civil Engineering, Kingston University London

Conference papers

Compressive Strength and Mix Behaviour of Rubberised Concrete- 20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20), Copenhagen, 19-24th July 2015

Effects on strength of concrete from incremental rubber aggregate replacement by volume- 5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5), Kingston University London, UK | 14 – 17 July 2019