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Precast Concrete House Open Day

17 Jun 2019

Cornish Concrete Products in conjunction with Jonathan Trenouth (Project Manager), Janie Airey and John Stewart are holding an Open Day at Killibury, near Wadebridge which is John and Janie’s new precast concrete house.

The Local Material with Offsite Credentials

11 Jun 2019

The drive for offsite methods of construction aims to increase UK Construction’s productivity, with factory-produced quality and speed on site. With concrete solutions this can be achieved, with the added benefits of a UK supply chain, proven structural performance and a versatile aesthetic.

Rib Slab Resurgence

06 Jun 2019

Ribbed slabs have started to be more popular again after many years when they were somewhat out of fashion. About fifteen years ago, I was working on a PFI hospital project where we, as the structural engineers, had proposed a ribbed slab.

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.

Crafting Concrete: Exploring the Aesthetics

01 May 2019

Exposed concrete is often regarded as having an industrial aesthetic: grey, often smooth surfaces that are tough enough for the harshest industrial environments, and commonly associated with the mechanisation of the 20th century.  But this is only one of concretes guises.

Concrete Construction: Technology, Manufacture and Recycling

01 May 2019

Elaine Toogood of The Concrete Centre will be presenting at Dundee Institute of Architects

Join Dundee Institute of Architects & The Concrete Centre at Dalhousie Building Lecture Theatre for a May CPD seminar on Concrete Constructions: technology, manufacture and recycling.

Learning from Holyrood

01 Apr 2019

Tony Jones, principal structural engineer at The Concrete Centre, explains why Westminster must look north of the border to shape a fire safety policy that moves beyond the surface.

Respondents to the government’s Technical Review of Approved Document B, including RIBA and the National Fire Chiefs Council, have highlighted the differing approaches of Holyrood and Westminster to updating fire safety regulations.

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.

Performance of Concrete in Real Fires

20 Mar 2019

Over the past two years there have been two very extensive fires in concrete buildings in the UK. Overall these concrete structures maintained their stability during the fires, although it is likely both buildings will be demolished. Tony Jones of MPA–The Concrete Centre looks in further detail at the fires and discusses the performance of the structures.

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