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15 May 2018
If there is one lesson from Grenfell, it is the danger of complacency to the risks from our built environment. Dame Judith Hackitt will publish her review in the coming days and reveal how her thinking has developed since her Interim Report in December 2017.
02 May 2018
The Concrete Centre is pleased to announce a brand-new seminar to its annual calendar with the, Better Built Homes Seminar running for the first time this June. The event is now live so confirm your spot early.
This is another of our free events and will be taking place on Friday 22 June, from 09:15 – 15:00 at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.
01 May 2018
The Concrete Centre were back for a second year since the launch of the event in 2017 and it proved to be another successful two days.
Taking place at the ILEC Centre in West London, Materials for Architecture embraces the event’s ethos of innovation in the development and specification of materials for architecture, construction, and design.
12 Apr 2018
Concrete Elegance is a great lecture series to be a part of. Researching the projects to feature and hosting the evening is always a pleasure, and you never know quite what insights will be revealed about designing in concrete. Concrete is an amazing and versatile material so observing the similarities and differences of approach and the design teams’ experiences is always a highlight.
For more information and to read the relating case studies, visit Garden Halls & Simon Sainsbury Centre.
Join us at the next Concrete Elegance lecture, taking place on the 12th June, visit www.concretecentre.com/Training-Events/Events
04 Apr 2018
The Concrete district curated by The Concrete Centre provided inspiration and information to enable designers to realise the potential of concrete as a sustainable material and discover the range of construction solutions for housing, building and infrastructure. Feedback from visitors and exhibitors was extremely positive.
04 Apr 2018
Held during Ecobuild on 06 March – the annual Offsite Construction Awards feature a shortlist of projects, influential people and manufacturing excellence in the dynamic arena that is offsite construction. The Best Use of Concrete Technology and the prestigious ‘Winner of Winners’ Award, which is given for the highest scoring entry across all categories - were presented to PCE for Project Capella - an £80m 18,000m2 biomedical research laboratory for the University of Cambridge.
20 Feb 2018
The Concrete Quarterly team have reviewed Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood’s new book, Post-Modern Buildings in Britain, and reflects on just how wide-ranging the movement was.
08 Dec 2017
The British Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (BRMCA) have published a new practical site guide for site based employees and contractors.
24 Oct 2017
The Concrete Centre is looking for a Structural Engineer to join our multi-discipline team.
With offices in London and Leicester, the role is based from the London office, or working from home within a commutable distance from London.
The applicant must be a chartered structural engineer with experience of design and construction with concrete and other materials, with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the UK construction industry. The candidate would ideally be active within the IStructE, have experience in presenting technical presentations to large audiences of construction industry professionals and be able to represent the concrete sector on national and international committees.
The role is a unique experience to contribute to the development of best practice guidance for structural engineers and make a difference to the UK construction industry.
13 Sep 2017
The Concrete Centre’s annual student competition, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke has been won by a team from Imperial College. The 2017 competition brief for teams of engineering students was to design a theatre in the round around a number of difficult design constraints.