Sustainability series

Throughout the Sustainability Series, The Concrete Centre will provide a wealth of information and resources to enable designers to specify sustainable concrete, design sustainably with concrete, navigate the research and data available to inform sustainable decision-making as well as provide insights into the innovation and research that will shape the future of concrete. The series will include live events, Q&As, workshops and provide a hub of useful resources including on-demand webinars, guidance and research.

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Previous event recordings

  • Watch all the previous Sustainability Series event recordings here

Sustainabilty webinar hub

This on-demand webinar hub provides instant access to a wealth of information. The webinars have previously been delivered live, and viewers should note the recording date.

  • Below is a list of the bitesize recordings that are part of the Sustainability Series. 

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Achieving cast in situ visual concrete

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar gives practical guidance for the design and specification of visual cast in situ concrete, including mix and formwork selection, benchmarking and current standards. (Recorded13/05/2019)

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Concrete for a low carbon future

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This 30 minute webinar discusses: Concrete's role in building climate resilience; Innovations for low carbon cement and concrete; Reducing carbon today using concrete (Recorded 28/03/2020)

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Concrete framed buildings

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

This webinar highlights the benefits that concrete frames provide and explores frame options and their influence on cost, programme and efficiency. (Recorded 20/01/2020)

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Concrete Naturally

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar will consider the recent trend in creating concrete with a natural appearance and explore some of the techniques employed in recently completed buildings. (Recorded Dec 2019)

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Concrete offsite solutions

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar gives an overview of the range of offsite solutions available in concrete in the UK, their benefits and guidance for design. (Recorded 04/02/2019)

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Cutting carbon using Concept

Presented by: Emily Halliwell, Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

This webinar will outline key considerations for designers looking to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete structures and include an introduction to the tool Concept. (Recorded 22/02/21)

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Fire and the Building Regulations

Presented by: Tony Jones, Principal Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

This webinar will discuss the changes to Approved Document B of the Building Regulations, and the key content from the Draft Building Safety Bill. (Recorded as part of Precast Week 2020)

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Fire resistance for property and life safety

Presented by: Tony Jones, Principal Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

Concrete has excellent capacity to withstand fire, protecting life safety and property. The webinar explains what to design for and how structures perform. (Recorded 05/08/2019)

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How to: TCC53 Column design spreadsheet

Presented by: Emily Halliwell, Structural Engineer, The Concrete Centre

In this short webinar, a worked example is used to demonstrate how the TCC53 spreadsheet can be used to quickly carry out detailed column designs. Refer to the RC Spreadsheets webpage for more videos.

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Introduction to Eurocode 2

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

This webinar introduces the basics and discusses some of the resources available to engineers looking to use the code. (Recorded 10/06/2020)

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Passivhaus Projects in Concrete

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar presents a collection of Passivhaus accredited projects constructed in the UK using a range of concrete construction methods. (Recorded 12/10/2020)

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Planning a basement for housing

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This presentation will help navigate through the essentials of site investigations, planning requirements and building regulations for basement construction for housing. (Recorded 07/10/2019)

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Saving carbon now using concrete

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar highlights specification and design strategies for cutting carbon now, whilst also saving carbon into the future. (Recorded 15/06/2020)

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Sustainable Schools

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar explores the range of construction options available for the structure of schools using concrete - including offsite solutions. (Recorded 10/08/2020)

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Thermal Mass Explained

Presented by: Tom De Saulles, The Concrete Centre

This webinar provides an introduction to thermal mass and its energy/carbon saving benefits. (Recorded 07/09/2020)

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Whole life carbon using concrete

Presented by: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre

This webinar will describe the opportunities available for reducing carbon emissions over the whole life cycle of a building using concrete. (Recorded as part of Precast Week 2020)

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Whole-life carbon and buildings

Presented by: Tom De Saulles, Building Physicist, The Concrete Centre

This webinar shows how to reduce the CO2 footprint of concrete buildings over their whole-life cycle. Examples for building design, in-use, long-life, re-use and at end-of-life. (Recorded 09/01/2020)

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On-demand webinars

This on-demand webinar hub provides instant access to a wealth of information. The webinars have previously been delivered live, and viewers should note the recording date.