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Reflections on Concrete Elegance - Sustainable Education

14 May 2019

Two very different examples of educational buildings were featured in this year’s first Concrete Elegance lecture: Bobby Moore Academy Secondary School, Stratford is a new school with an ambitious programme on a tight site in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Futurebuild 2019

22 Mar 2019

Held at ExCel, London from 5-7 March The Concrete Centre represented the industry providing guidance on the benefits of using concrete and the sustainable lifecycle of concrete.

Concrete Futures at Futurebuild: Exploring Innovation and New Technology

01 Mar 2019

This Futurebuild feature, on stand E80, in partnership with The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete is exploring innovation and new technology in materials, production, logistics, construction and re-use. The mix of physical exhibits and video will feature new concrete, smart concrete, digital and lean construction. Find out how concrete is evolving and innovating to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations. 

The Future(build) is Bright: The Concrete Centre at Futurebuild 2019

26 Feb 2019

The Concrete Centre will be returning to Futurebuild 2019, previously known as Ecobuild, taking place at ExCel London on 5th - 7th March 2019.

The Concrete Centre are in the Materials Hub, stand E81 and will be providing a wealth of expert advice and practical guidance on the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals.

Welsh SuDs Regs

25 Feb 2019

New legal requirements for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) on developments across Wales apply from 7th January, heralding wider use of concrete block permeable paving. At the same time, Interpave has published the new Edition 7 of its definitive guidance to this essential SuDS technique - ‘Design and Construction of Concrete Block Permeable Pavements’ - now available.

10 Design Resources to assist you in 2019

14 Jan 2019

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance through its published work, events, webinars, research and online resources. Take a look at our most popular resources throughout 2018, and see if they can help you too.

Reflections on Concrete Elegance - Attention to Detail

06 Dec 2018

‘Attention to Detail’ was the title given to our most recent Concrete Elegance lecture, featuring projects by architectural practices well versed in detailing concrete.

Tom Herre and Matt Ball of David Chipperfield Architects presented Inagawa cemetery chapel and visitor centre. Hannah Fothergill and Rob Bearyman of Bennetts Associates and Barry Dobbins from Waterman Group presented their soon to be completed Royal College of Pathologists Headquarters in Aldgate, London.

Government Bans Combustible Materials in External Walls of Tall Buildings

05 Dec 2018

The Concrete Centre’s principal structural engineer and expert on fire, Tony Jones, clarifies the Government’s combustible materials ban and its impact on construction. 

On 29 November the Government announced details of the changes to the Building Regulations, and associated guidance, that bans the use of combustible materials in the external walls of the relevant buildings.

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