Tall buildings present unique challenges in terms of both design and construction. Their sheer scale demands that particular attention is paid simultaneously to strategic and detailed issues.

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 common challenges associated with transferring standard engineering principles and knowledge from low-rise structures to tall buildings.

Chapters within the book include those on structural design and framing systems, foundations, buildability, loading, building dynamics, wind engineering and more.

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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 benefits of concrete were captured in every project on the 2014 Stirling Prize shortlist. The Concrete Centre has produced films, in partnership with AJ, on the vast Aquatics Centre, with its stunning concrete diving boards and LSE with its BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ award.

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In this, the 250th, issue of CQ we look at how concrete has evolved since the magazine’s inception in 1947. Featured projects include the inspirational visual concrete at University of Greenwich, the post-tensioned floors at 240 Blackfriars Road and the stunning precast concrete façade at a temple in west London. Download

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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