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Reflections on Concrete Elegance - V&A Dundee

26 Sep 2018

On the 15th September the V&A Dundee opened its doors for the first time to the public. Reportedly around 10,000 people visited the building in the first three days. Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of them, but I was privileged to be able to help organise and host an evening lecture about the building as part of our Concrete Elegance lecture series here in London.

Structural Concrete 2018 Competition Winners Announced

07 Sep 2018

The Concrete Centre’s annual student competition, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke has been won by a team from the University of East London. The 2018 competition brief for teams of engineering students was to design a new office building with a basement car park in a city centre in the North West of England.

The Impact of Hackitt on Concrete Frames

21 Aug 2018


On the 14th of June 2017 the Grenfell Tower caught fire. The fire spread exceptionally quickly through the external cladding system. In addition to the unanticipated fire spread a number of other fire safety features did not perform as intended.

Latest on Design Codes for Concrete

21 Aug 2018

The process to update the Eurocodes is underway. Earlier this year some 1800 ‘informal’ comments were made across Europe on a 2nd draft of a revised EN 1992-1-1. A 3rd draft was delivered by Project Team I in May 2018.

Download: This is Concrete - 10 Years, 10 Insights

19 Jul 2018

This new ‘This is Concrete’ 32-page magazine features expert viewpoints and the latest industry data to provide 10 sustainability insights based on best practice and reflecting lessons learnt in the 10 years since the launch of the concrete industry sustainable construction strategy.