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2010 News Archive

  • Letting Agents Conservatism a Barrier to Low Carbon Buildings

    Mon, Dec, 6 2010
    The conservatism of some letting agents is proving to be a barrier against the provision of buildings that are low on operational cost and CO2 emissions....

  • Steel Cost Studies out of Step with Today’s Asset Performance Focus

    Thu, Dec, 2 2010
    The latest cost comparison study from the steel industry is behind the times and demonstrates how the sector is becoming out of step with clients, developers and tenants....

  • Concrete Industry Makes Significant Progress Towards Sustainability Vision

    Mon, Nov, 29 2010
    This report shows that the industry is not just achieving a wide range of sustainability performance targets, but in many cases exceeding them....

  • Changes to Code for Sustainable Homes Welcomed

    Wed, Nov, 17 2010
    The Concrete Centre has welcomed the newly announced amendments to the Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance....

  • Concrete foundations for wind farm revolution

    Tue, Sep, 14 2010
    A forthcoming report ‘Concrete Gravity base Foundations for Wind Towers’ from The Concrete Centre demonstrates how the industry is busily developing a new range of solutions to take the strain for both on and offshore wind farms....

  • Concrete Silence

    Mon, Sep, 6 2010
    Heavyweight blockwork wall and concrete floor construction has the inherent mass, stiffness and damping properties necessary to effectively reduce the transmission of sound both airborne and impact. ...

  • Refurbishment: Reuse, Recycle, Renew

    Mon, Sep, 6 2010
    Refurbishment of buildings means more than a quick paint job. The inherent robustness and flexibility of concrete means that concrete buildings are particularly well suited to the ethos of recycline as they can be easily updated and future-proofed....

  • Structural Concrete Competition

    Mon, Sep, 6 2010
    The winners of the Structural Concrete 2010 student design competition have been announced. ...

  • Visual Concrete - decorative and practical

    Fri, Aug, 13 2010
    Visual concrete is increasingly being specified by designers, attraced by its decorative potential and practical performance benefits....

  • New Look BREEAM Welcomed by Concrete Industry

    Thu, Aug, 12 2010
    BREEAM to place greater consideration on the responsible sourcing of materials and acknowledgement that thermal mass should be delivered through the optimisation of both operational and embodied carbon to provide lower energy-in-use buildings....

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