2014 was the UK’s warmest year on record. As temperatures rise, how can we keep our buildings cool without increasing costs?

Choosing concrete and masonry can help beat the heat as their thermal mass can keep temperatures down without adding to energy costs.

Read more in 'This is Concrete: Ahead of the Game'.


Visit our sister site, This is Concrete, for great case studies on the use of concrete; facts on sustainability; as well as a thought-provoking blog section with input from Concrete Centre staff.

This is Concrete

The Structural Concrete competition supports the curriculum of civil and structural engineering departments of UK universities.

The 2016 project requires students to design a rooftop swimming pool over a car park forming part of a residential development.

Full brief, entry form and more details.

This event in Birmingham will hear from key industry figures, as they provide insight into the housing market, regulations, performance, as well as encouraging debate on the key considerations in delivering high performance housing.

More details and booking.

The Concrete Centre is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete.

The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

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