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Futurebuild 2019

22 Mar 2019

Held at ExCel, London from 5-7 March The Concrete Centre represented the industry providing guidance on the benefits of using concrete and the sustainable lifecycle of concrete.

Performance of Concrete in Real Fires

20 Mar 2019

Over the past two years there have been two very extensive fires in concrete buildings in the UK. Overall these concrete structures maintained their stability during the fires, although it is likely both buildings will be demolished. Tony Jones of MPA–The Concrete Centre looks in further detail at the fires and discusses the performance of the structures.

Concrete Futures at Futurebuild: Exploring Innovation and New Technology

01 Mar 2019

This Futurebuild feature, on stand E80, in partnership with The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete is exploring innovation and new technology in materials, production, logistics, construction and re-use. The mix of physical exhibits and video will feature new concrete, smart concrete, digital and lean construction. Find out how concrete is evolving and innovating to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations. 

Concrete and Material Efficiency

01 Mar 2019

The latest data from the Concrete Industry Sustainable Performance Report provides insights into the material efficiency of concrete. Did you know that 210 times more waste is consumed during the manufacture of concrete and its constituent materials than the industry sends to landfill? Guy Thompson of MPA–The Concrete Centre reports.

The Future(build) is Bright: The Concrete Centre at Futurebuild 2019

26 Feb 2019

The Concrete Centre will be returning to Futurebuild 2019, previously known as Ecobuild, taking place at ExCel London on 5th - 7th March 2019.

The Concrete Centre are in the Materials Hub, stand E81 and will be providing a wealth of expert advice and practical guidance on the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals.

Welsh SuDs Regs

25 Feb 2019

New legal requirements for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) on developments across Wales apply from 7th January, heralding wider use of concrete block permeable paving. At the same time, Interpave has published the new Edition 7 of its definitive guidance to this essential SuDS technique - ‘Design and Construction of Concrete Block Permeable Pavements’ - now available.

Concrete Offsite Solutions Provide Versatility and Sustainability

21 Feb 2019

Precast concrete is virtually unlimited in its application including the entire structure or selected elements such as frame, floors, walls, stairs or balconies. The advantages of factory production, combined with the inherent benefits of concrete, provide compelling reasons to use precast concrete.

How is the CLT Industry Responding to the Combustibles Ban?

31 Jan 2019

Proponents of cross-laminated timber were up in arms when the government announced its plans to ban combustible materials from the external walls of high-rise buildings. But now the nascent industry is fighting back, reports Joey Gardiner

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