Join us at the CIH Housing 2018 - Europe's largest housing event

Date:Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Thursday 28 June 2018
Time:09:00 - 16:00

Manchester Central Convention Complex Ltd.
M2 3GX


The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry are exhibiting CIH's Housing Conference 2018, taking place at the Manchester Central on 26th – 28th June 2018. Come and see us on: Stand G53.

The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry will also be delivering three seminars as part of the CIH conference programme. All seminars will be held in the Insight Theatre. 

Quality, Resilient and Healthy Homes
Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Time: 12:55 - 13:40

“Housing that fully addresses resilience from the outset has been identified by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) as one of the key aspects of providing a healthy home, offering the ability to adapt and respond to changing occupant requirements and future climate change” (UKGBC report – Health and Wellbeing in Homes). This session introduces UKGBC’s most recent briefing note ‘Healthy housebuilding: Making 300,000 new homes a year better places to live’ and explores the relationship between resilient, healthy homes and construction methods and materials.


  • Guy Thompson, head of architecture, housing and sustainability, MPA The Concrete Centre. 
  • Gwyn Roberts, new homes and communities team leader, BRE
Energy Efficient Design for New-Build Housing
Time: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Date: 14:30 - 15:15

A recent survey of 2,000 homeowners and tenants showed that energy-efficiency is in the top five most important performance considerations. This is linked to the tangible benefit of reducing bills and creating the less measurable quality of ‘cosiness’, which was cited as the quality most desired for their home (Modern Masonry report, 2018). This session delivers some of the key findings of the survey.  It will provide practical advice to those looking to optimise the thermal performance of new housing using masonry, resulting in energy efficient homes that meet and exceed Building Regulation requirements and are cheap to run.


  • Elaine Toogood, senior architect, MPA The Concrete Centre. 
  • Andrew Minson, executive director, MPA The Concrete Centre
Offsite Housing: The latest solutions
Date: Thursday 28 June 2018
Time 11:05 - 11:50

The use of precast or offsite manufactured concrete is well established as a construction method throughout the world and provides solutions for a great variety and complexity of layout, shapes and fa├žade treatments.

The application of offsite concrete for single and multi-storey housing is virtually unlimited, with offsite concrete solutions ranging from building elements to whole building solutions. This session explores the benefits, application and latest solutions using offsite manufactured concrete and masonry for new-build housing, and examples of recent projects.


  • Elaine Toogood, senior architect, MPA The Concrete Centre

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