The Concrete Centre came 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 sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals.

Seminar Programme

The seminars provided the latest information, best practice guidance and topical discussions to enable designers to understand and utilise the sustainable credentials of concrete in their building, housing and infrastructure projects.

New Guidance Documents

Guidance launched at Ecobuild 2016 includes:

Pavilion Exhibitors

Exhibitors within the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion are manufacturers of a range of design and construction solutions.
The Who’s Who in the Pavilion: 

Aircrete Products Association - E5072

The Aircrete Products Association (APA) is the trade body representing manufacturers of aerated concrete blocks. Our members represent the majority of lightweight block producers in the UK, who together work on a number of technical projects to continuously research, develop and test Aircrete for new design solutions. 

The Basement Information Centre - E5063

The Basement Information Centre provides technical guidance and assistance to enable the design and construction of quality basements in homes.

British Precast - E5072

British Precast is the trade association of precast concrete manufacturers. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies and product group associations.

CEMEX - E5071

CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. CEMEX is the largest producer of the second most consumed product in the world. CEMEX provides safe, sustainable, innovative solutions to tomorrow's building demands today.

CHRYSO - E5066

A chemicals specialist at the service of construction materials, CHRYSO has tripled its turnover over the past decade to become an international leader active in more than 70 countries by means of its 19 subsidiaries around the world. CHRYSO provides its customers - cement manufacturers, concrete plants, precast manufacturers, and construction companies - with its formulation expertise and knowledge of construction materials.

Concrete Block Association - E5072

The Concrete Block Association (CBA) is the trade body representing manufacturers of aggregate concrete building block and allied companies in Great Britain. Our producer members make dense concrete building blocks in various strengths, weights and surface textures. We represent over 20 members who are committed to high standards of product and service and who together implement a highly respected on going programme of product development, research and testing resulting in the development of new design and construction solutions.


The Concrete Centre - E5070

The Concrete Centre’s vision is to make concrete the material of choice. We provide material, design and construction guidance. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the potential of the material.

The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association.

Cornish Concrete Products Ltd - E5062

Cornish Concrete Products Ltd is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of architectural and structural precast concrete products, and utilises its considerable knowledge base and experience to meet the challenging and varied demands of the construction industry.

CCP offers precast elements such as cladding, columns, staircases, twin wall or whole building solutions.

Grangewood Brickwork Service - E5067

Grangewood Brickwork Service supply and fix all types of brick and blockwork. Since 1997, Grangewood have formed strong relationships with clients throughout London and the south-east, and worked on a range of projects in the public and private sectors.

Hanson - E5075

Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry. Hanson produce aggregates, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, cement and cement-related materials.

Our comprehensive UK-wide spread of production sites enables us to supply contracts of all sizes, while minimising transport costs and ensuring the efficient transfer of our materials.

International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association - E5061

The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association (GRCA) is a trade association of GRC manufacturers, consultants, equipment and material suppliers in the GRC industry worldwide.

The GRCA brings together all those with an interest in Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete.

Litecast - E5064


Litecast provide a wide range of precast flooring solutions and concrete products, as well as an extensive variety of ancillaries.

Longley Concrete  - E5069

A family-run business, the Longley Concrete Group has been established since 1947 and is a specialist in both the supply only and installation of precast concrete flooring. Their range includes Beam & Block, Hollowcore, Tetris and Beamshield flooring systems as well as Precast Lift Shafts, Staircases, Retaining Walls and Tanks.

Mineral Products Association - E5074


Mineral Products Association is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete,dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. With a growing membership of 480 companies, the MPA is the sectoral voice for
mineral products.

Mortar Industry Association (MIA) - E5072


Mortar Industry Association is the trade association for producers of factory-made mortars, renders and screeds.

Precast Flooring Federation (PFF) - E5072


The product association within British Precast, promoting the structural and commercial benefits of precast flooring.

Tarmac - E5068


Tarmac is one of the UK's largest producers of construction materials. With a unique product range that includes 1,000's of different formulations for virtually any application. From self compacting and fibre reinforced mixes to decorative or permeable concrete, we combine innovative technology with enhanced workability to create your bespoke solution.

UK CARES - E5073


CARES is an independent, not-for-profit certification body, established in 1983 to provide confidence to the users, purchasers and specifiers of constructional steels through a regime of regulation, testing and inspection. It operates for the benefit of the construction industry offering certification schemes for companies that produce materials, components or offer services, primarily to the reinforced concrete industry