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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.

Concrete and Material Efficiency

01 Mar 2019

The latest data from the Concrete Industry Sustainable Performance Report provides insights into the material efficiency of concrete. Did you know that 210 times more waste is consumed during the manufacture of concrete and its constituent materials than the industry sends to landfill? Guy Thompson of MPA–The Concrete Centre reports.

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.

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