Framed buildings

Concrete’s unique flexibility provides a wide range of framing options and design/construction solutions to suit the project’s exact needs.

Concrete benefits
When using concrete for the structural frame, it comes with a whole range of additional benefits, many of which can save resources on other elements of the building. The range of benefits is listed below, click on the links for further information.
 

Economic

Social

Environmental

Costs

Inherent fire resistance

Flexibility

Programme

Low vibration characteristics

Thermal mass

Buildability

Good acoustic performance

Locally sourced materials

Mouldability

Reduced skilled labour on site

Prestressing

Continuity

Inherent robustness

Long clear spans

Speed of construction

High-quality finishes

Durability

Short lead-in times

Vandal resistant

Recyclable

Whole life value

Air tight

Responsibly-sourced materials

Building services

Aesthetics

 

Low maintenance

 

 

 

Concrete framed buildings

This webinar highlights the benefits that concrete frames provide and explores frame options and their influence on cost, programme and efficiency.

Presented by: Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre