CQ Special Issue - Visual Concrete Focus

Specifying Sustainable Concrete

Visual Concrete

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Resources: Architecture students and lecturers 

Welcome to the architecture student hub. Here, you will find online information and resources available to aid concrete learning in UK universities.

Student Design and Sustainability Competition 

Calling architecture, design, and built environment students and lectures! Immerse yourself in the Design and Sustainability Competition – a nationwide challenge championing sustainable design using concrete.

Entry is free and gives students a chance to gain essential skills, boost their portfolios and win a £250 cash prize. The brief is aligned to ARB learning outcomes allowing straightforward integration into course curriculum and is accompanied by complimentary learning resources such as site plans, photos, videos and reading lists. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! 

Click here to register your interest

In person and live online lectures

The Concrete Centre also offer in person and online technical lectures tailored to UK schools of architecture and the built environment. These lectures cover three areas:

  • An introduction to the basics, answering questions such as: what is concrete? Where does it come from? How is it made?
  • A focus on sustainability covering materially efficient design, lower carbon concrete options, circular economy, support of biodiversity and responsible sourcing
  • Creativity and the latest innovations in concrete, giving inspiration and how to advice on achieving concrete with colour, texture, pattern and unusual shapes and forms

If you are interested in booking an in person lecture, please email info@concretecentre.com  

Best practice design guidance

The Concrete Centre publishes a wealth of design guidance on topics including concrete specification, framed buildings, methods of construction, performance and sustainability. The following design guides are of particular interest to those teaching and studying architecture:

Many of our guides are free, and we can make digital copies available to be hosted on central resource hubs, as well as providing hard copies for libraries. To request digital or hard copies for your central resource hubs, please email: info@concretecentre.com 

Webinars and events

Many of our free on-demand webinars are suitable for students as well as practicing architects. The following webinars are of particular interest to those teaching or studying architecture:

Additionally, this presentation provides an overview of the resources available from The Concrete Centre and where to find them.

Design tools and software

The Concrete Centre has developed computer programs and software aimed at encouraging the understanding of concrete design. These include:

To find out more about these softwares and download your free copy, visit our design tools and software page