The Concrete Centre has come together with manufacturers, solution providers and industry bodies to offer a wealth of expert advice, seminars and practical demonstrations showing the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve true sustainability, long term performance and aesthetic goals.

The pavilion will also host important updates from the concrete and masonry industry whilst providing provide a venue to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the built environment, such as how to respond to the up-turn in the housing market and a growing population.

Read more at Concrete and Masonry Pavilion 2016


Ash Court, a new accommodation wing at Girton College, Cambridge is designed to Passivhaus standard with a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and a 100-year design life. Max Kettenacker, Allies and Morrison, architect for the project, describes the strategies involved.

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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 special issue includes all the elements found in Concrete Quarterly, with case studies of tall buildings from around the world, technical guidance as well as news and views.

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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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