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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.

Concrete Offsite Solutions Provide Versatility and Sustainability

21 Feb 2019

Precast concrete is virtually unlimited in its application including the entire structure or selected elements such as frame, floors, walls, stairs or balconies. The advantages of factory production, combined with the inherent benefits of concrete, provide compelling reasons to use precast concrete.

How is the CLT Industry Responding to the Combustibles Ban?

31 Jan 2019

Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings. But now the nascent industry is fighting back, reports Joey Gardiner

Firms Sign Up As Fire Safety Early Adopters

14 Jan 2019

The country's biggest housebuilder and second-biggest contractor are among firms that have signed up to the government's early adopters programme lo trial new systems a head of further changes to the Building Regulations in the wake of the Hack1tt review, writes Willing.

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.

Window Shopping: An exhibition of concrete

03 Dec 2018

This winter Rodić Davidson Architects is hosting a collection of concrete in its window exhibition in central London. The Concrete Centre is delighted to have been given the opportunity to curate this display, entitled #thisisconcrete which illustrates different visual properties of concrete including black, white and textured concrete.

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