In this, the 250th, issue of CQ we look at how concrete has evolved since the magazine’s inception in 1947. Featured articles include:

- Heneghan Peng’s architecture school at the University of Greenwich is a highly impressive balancing act.

- AHMM and AKT2 find room for an extra two floors at 240 Blackfriars through the use of post-tensioned concrete.

- The UK’s first BREEAM Excellent temple is an inspired mix of UK concrete skills and traditional Indian craftsmanship.

All this, and more, including technical features on concrete floor finishes and screeds.

Download CQ winter 2014 from the archive


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.

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The first event in the 2015 Concrete Elegance lecture series will feature talks on Customer Service Centre and Library, East Ham and University New Library and School of Architecture & Construction, Greenwich.

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This new publication, entitled 'Tall Buildings - structural design of tall buildings up to 300m tall', published in partnership with fib, is intended to assist engineers in understanding the challenges associated with transferring standard engineering principles and knowledge from low-rise structures to tall buildings. More information

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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