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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.

Concrete Considerations for Offsite Construction

01 Mar 2016

The versatility of concrete means that it can be designed and constructed to deliver high performance buildings through a spectrum of solutions ranging from onsite cast concrete,  onsite build using factory made blocks, through to offsite manufactured two dimensional panels and volumetric units. When considering offsite solutions there are additional benefits offered by the use of precast concrete for offsite construction compared to other systems. 

Concrete and the Carbon Challenge

20 Jan 2016

Guy Thompson explains how The Concrete Centre responds to the challenges and many enquiries about the sustainability performance of concrete and how the industry is committed to a holistic measure of sustainability thus enabling designers and specifiers to produce evermore sustainable solutions.

CQ Blog: Food for thought

11 Nov 2015

Elaine Toogood compares environmental product declarations (EPDs) to food labelling. If only establishing environmental impact was as simple and irrefutable as analysing salt or calorie content.

CQ Blog: What about the last-time buyer

27 Aug 2015

The need for more housing is unquestionable and the shortage of housing for the over 50s is equally so, especially as it is forecast that the amount of over-85s is set to double by 2030.

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