Futurebuild 2020

27 Mar 2020

Thank you to everyone who we saw at Futurebuild 2020 and for those that missed out, you will find some useful links to new resources below. 

Futurebuild 2020 was the busiest year in recent memory, with the climate challenge at the top of the built environment agenda the event was popular with specifiers and sustainability experts alike. 

The Concrete Centre team not only provided the latest guidance on how to save carbon now with concrete, there was also an exciting Concrete Futures feature that enabled visitors to explore the innovations and new technologies that are shaping how concrete is evolving to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations.

The Concrete Futures magazine, published as a companion to the Concrete Futures exhibition features articles including: 

  • Whole-life and the vital role of concrete buildings in a future circular economy, written by Tom De Saulles and featuring insights from Simon Sturgis, Hero Bennett of Max Fordham and Jake Attwood-Harris of Hawkins\Brown.
  • Re-use of existing buildings and how architects and engineers are bringing existing concrete structures back into use, written by Nick Jones and featuring Northampton International Academy, South Bank Tower and the Ty Pawb arts centre.
  • Biodiversity, including the innovative systems which are allowing concrete to give back to nature – as a host to plants and a home to insects and animals, written by Tony Whitehead and featuring bee homes and bio-receptive concrete.
  • Looking to the future and a carbon-negative built environment - the cement and concrete industry shares its vision, written by Claire Ackerman and featuring information on research on low carbon cements, fuel switching and carbon capture.

Download a copy here