Resources for students and lecturers
As part of a range of services available, The Concrete Centre offers best practice guidance and resources for students and lecturers of structural engineering and architecture. Below, you will find information and resources available to aid concrete learning in UK universities.
Design tools and software
The Concrete Centre has developed computer programs and software aimed at encouraging the understanding of concrete design. These include:
- Concept V4: Cost and Carbon
- Dynamic Thermal Properties Calculator
- Passive Design Assistant
- RC Spreadsheets V4D
Find out more about these softwares and to download your free copy, visit www.concretecentre.com/Design-tools-and-software
Best practice design guidance
The Concrete Centre publishes a wealth of design guidance including concrete specification, framed buildings, methods of construction, performance and sustainability.
Many of our guides are free, and we can make soft copies available to be hosted on central resource hubs, as well as providing hard copies for libraries. To request soft copies for your central resource hubs, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Structural Concrete competition 2024
This demanding student design competition aims to encourage interest and raise competence in designing with concrete. The competition offers a stimulating and fun challenge to students, while supporting the curricula of civil and structural engineering departments of UK universities.The competition requires students to submit:
- A conceptual design report.
- Design calculations for the selected scheme superstructure.
- Drawings of the selected scheme superstructure.
- A sustainability appraisal.
To find out more about this year’s challenge and how to enter, visit: www.concretecentre.com/competition
Webinars and events
Many of our free "on-demand" webinars are suitable for students as well as practicing engineers.
The following webinars would be of particular interest to those studying engineering or architecture:
Additionally, the following webinars have been produced with academics particularly in mind:
This presentation provides an overview of the resources available from The Concrete Centre and where to find them. It should be of use to all construction and design professionals, students and those considering the use of concrete in the UK.
This 30 minute webinar looks at what considerations a structural engineer should explore when producing a conceptual design for a concrete framed building and presents typical concrete frame solutions for buildings currently used in the UK. The webinar is aimed towards students studying civil and structural engineering and would be of use to anybody undertaking the Structural Concrete competition.
The Concrete Centre provides guidance to enable the design of safe, efficient and sustainable concrete structures. This webinar will give an overview of the support and resources available to structural engineers from The Concrete Centre. The event is aimed at recent graduates and those who want to learn more about what we offer. It will include information on our courses and events, publications, spreadsheets and helpline.