As part of a range of services available, The Concrete Centre offers best practice guidance and resources for lecturers and students of structural engineering and architecture. Below, you will find information and resources available to aid concrete learning in UK universities.
Design tools and software
The Concrete Centre has developed computer programs and software aimed at encouraging the understanding of concrete design. These include:
- Concept V4: Cost and Carbon
- Dynamic Thermal Properties Calculator
- Passive Design Assistant
- RC Spreadsheets V4D
Find out more about these softwares and to download your free copy, visit www.concretecentre.com/Design-tools-and-software
Best practice design guidance
The Concrete Centre publishes a wealth of design guidance including concrete specification, framed buildings, methods of construction, performance and sustainability.
Many of our guides are free, and we can make soft copies available to be hosted on central resource hubs, as well as providing hard copies for libraries. To request soft copies for your central resource hubs, please email: email@example.com
Structural Concrete competition 2021
This demanding student design competition aims to encourage interest and raise competence in designing with concrete. The competition offers a stimulating and fun challenge to students, while supporting the curricula of civil and structural engineering departments of UK universities.The competition requires students to submit:
- A conceptual design report.
- Design calculations for the selected scheme superstructure.
- Drawings of the selected scheme superstructure.
- A sustainability appraisal.
To find out more about this year’s challenge and how to enter, visit: www.concretecentre.com/competition
Webinars and events
Many of our free "on-demand" webinars are suitable for students as well as practicing engineers. In particular the webinars on Concrete Framed Buildings and Concept v4: material and carbon efficient options in concrete are helpful for conceptual design of concrete framed buildings.
Conceptual Design of Concrete Buildings
This 30 minute webinar looks at what considerations a structural engineer should explore when producing a conceptual design for a concrete framed building and presents typical concrete frame solutions for buildings currently used in the UK. The webinar is aimed towards students studying civil and structural engineering and would be of use to anybody undertaking the Structural Concrete competition. Click here to view the webinar.