The Shard, London
Architect:Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Adamson Associates
Structural Engineer:WSP Cantor Seinuk
Concrete Contractor:Byrne Bros
At 72 storeys, The Shard is the UK’s tallest building and is so named because of its slender, spire-like shape covered with facets of angled glazing that intend to reflect light and the changing patterns of the sky.
At the building’s heart is a high-performance concrete core, which utilised an innovative use of top-down construction with concrete that achieved 30 MPa cube strength within just 24 hours.
Levels 40 to 72, which include the luxury hotel and residences, were constructed using post-tensioned concrete on high strength (C65/80) concrete columns which offered both material efficiency as well as superior occupant comfort.
The concrete used within the extensive foundations contains a cement blend using 70% ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBS) to limit early heat gain and to increase the building’s sustainability credentials.
Awards: RIBA Stirling Prize Nominated
Building type:Flat & Apartments, Hotels, Leisure & Recreation
12:30 - 13:30
This seminar explores the range of construction options available for the structure of schools using concrete - including offsite solutions – and considers their sustainability and performance benefits. The seminar will include a collection of recent exemplars.
17:00 - 17:45
This year we are having a virtual prize giving awards ceremony where the winners will be announced to all delegates. The online event will still enable us to celebrate the winner’s achievements along with their fellow entrants and the judges.
00:00 - 00:00
£275.00 + VAT
This e-learning course will cover the relevant sections of the code for the design of concrete framed buildings.