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:

  • Calcrete
  • 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: info@concretecentre.com 

Structural Concrete competition 2021

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:

Conceptual Design of Concrete Buildings

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. Click here to view the webinar.

The Concrete Centre: Resources for structural engineers

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. Click here to view the webinar.

Enter the Structural Concrete 2021 competition

Structural Concrete 2021 sets a demanding challenge for all students studying structural design as part of UK
University BEng, MEng and MSc degree courses in Civil and/or Structural Engineering.

NEW: Conceptual Design of Concrete Buildings

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.

New: The Concrete Centre: Resources for structural engineers

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.