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Concrete and Fire safety

20 Jul 2017

The Grenfell tragedy is rightly making all parties involved in design, construction management and fire safety of the built environment reflect and consider what needs to be changed. We will be making our fire expertise available to the public inquiry, all professional bodies and regulators to help reduce risks from fire.    

The Concrete and Masonry roadshows in Glasgow & Manchester

15 May 2017

The Concrete Centre Roadshows provide best practice guidance for the design and construction of Concrete and Masonry. The full-day events are delivered in partnership with product and project specialists, who will also be a part of an exhibition.  

Concrete and Masonry Pavilion at Ecobuild 2017

14 Feb 2017

The Concrete Centre are pleased to annouce The Concrete and Masonry Pavilion will return to Ecobuild 2017. Coming together with manufacturers, solution providers and industry bodies, the Pavilion will offer a wealth of expert advice, seminars and practical demonstrations showing the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve true sustainability, long term performance and aesthetic goals.

CQ Blog: Lessons from a brutal age

21 Nov 2016

For the love of concrete, I spent the night of my thirty-second birthday on the floor of an Inverness youth hostel day-room

Structural Concrete 2016 competition winners announced

16 Sep 2016

The Concrete Centre’s annual student competition, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke has been won by a team from University of East London. The 2016 competition brief for teams of engineering students was to design a roof-top swimming pool around a number of difficult design constraints.

Zaha Hadid: Ahead of the curve

16 May 2016

Few architects have graced the pages of Concrete Quarterly more over the past decade than Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly in March. But then few architects have done more to push concrete to the limits, showing what often seemed like a wilful disregard both for the laws of gravity and the sound sleep of structural engineers.

Zaha Hadid 1950 - 2016

01 Apr 2016

It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today. The Concrete Centre remember her outstanding contribution to Architecture.

CQ Blog: Buildings are not coke cans

21 Mar 2016

As we gear up for Ecobuild, I can’t help wondering where the next game-changing idea will come from, with sustainability now such a confirmed part of the mainstream. A burning issue being discussed in Europe is the “circular economy”, the ideal of a world in which everything is recycled and nothing is wasted. For construction, this would be a seismic change.

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