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Reflections on Concrete Elegance - Live and Learn

12 Apr 2018

Concrete Elegance is a great lecture series to be a part of. Researching the projects to feature and hosting the evening is always a pleasure, and you never know quite what insights will be revealed about designing in concrete. Concrete is an amazing and versatile material so observing the similarities and differences of approach and the design teams’ experiences is always a highlight. 

For more information and to read the relating case studies, visit Garden Halls & Simon Sainsbury Centre.

Join us at the next Concrete Elegance lecture, taking place on the 12th June, visit

Another successful year for Concrete at Ecobuild 2018

04 Apr 2018

The Concrete district curated by The Concrete Centre provided inspiration and information to enable designers to realise the potential of concrete as a sustainable material and discover the range of construction solutions for housing, building and infrastructure. Feedback from visitors and exhibitors was extremely positive.

2018 Offsite Awards - Winner of Winners, Project Capella

04 Apr 2018

Held during Ecobuild on 06 March – the annual Offsite Construction Awards feature a shortlist of projects, influential people and manufacturing excellence in the dynamic arena that is offsite construction. The Best Use of Concrete Technology and the prestigious ‘Winner of Winners’ Award, which is given for the highest scoring entry across all categories - were presented to PCE for Project Capella - an £80m 18,000m2 biomedical research laboratory for the University of Cambridge.

CQ Blog: Post-Modern Buildings in Britain

20 Feb 2018

The Concrete Quarterly team have reviewed Geraint Franklin and Elain Harwood’s new book, Post-Modern Buildings in Britain, and reflects on just how wide-ranging the movement was.

Recruitment: Structural Engineer

24 Oct 2017

The Concrete Centre is looking for a Structural Engineer to join our multi-discipline team.

With offices in London and Leicester, the role is based from the London office, or working from home within a commutable distance from London.

The applicant must be a chartered structural engineer with experience of design and construction with concrete and other materials, with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the UK construction industry. The candidate would ideally be active within the IStructE, have experience in presenting technical presentations to large audiences of construction industry professionals and be able to represent the concrete sector on national and international committees.

The role is a unique experience to contribute to the development of best practice guidance for structural engineers and make a difference to the UK construction industry.

Structural Concrete 2017 competition winners announced

13 Sep 2017

The Concrete Centre’s annual student competition, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke has been won by a team from Imperial College. The 2017 competition brief for teams of engineering students was to design a theatre in the round around a number of difficult design constraints.

Concrete and Fire safety

20 Jul 2017

The Grenfell tragedy is rightly making all parties involved in design, construction management and fire safety of the built environment reflect and consider what needs to be changed. We will be making our fire expertise available to the public inquiry, all professional bodies and regulators to help reduce risks from fire.    

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