27 Mar 2020
Thank you to everyone who we saw at Futurebuild 2020 and for those that missed out, you will find some useful links to new resources below.
Futurebuild 2020 was the busiest year in recent memory, with the climate challenge at the top of the built environment agenda the event was popular with specifiers and sustainability experts alike.
The Concrete Centre team not only provided the latest guidance on how to save carbon now with concrete, there was also an exciting Concrete Futures feature that enabled visitors to explore the innovations and new technologies that are shaping how concrete is evolving to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations.
The Concrete Futures magazine, published as a companion to the Concrete Futures exhibition features articles including:
- Whole-life and the vital role of concrete buildings in a future circular economy, written by Tom De Saulles and featuring insights from Simon Sturgis, Hero Bennett of Max Fordham and Jake Attwood-Harris of Hawkins\Brown.
- Re-use of existing buildings and how architects and engineers are bringing existing concrete structures back into use, written by Nick Jones and featuring Northampton International Academy, South Bank Tower and the Ty Pawb arts centre.
- Biodiversity, including the innovative systems which are allowing concrete to give back to nature – as a host to plants and a home to insects and animals, written by Tony Whitehead and featuring bee homes and bio-receptive concrete.
- Looking to the future and a carbon-negative built environment - the cement and concrete industry shares its vision, written by Claire Ackerman and featuring information on research on low carbon cements, fuel switching and carbon capture.
Download a copy here
16:00 - 17:00
The UK concrete and cement industry has launched a roadmap to become net negative by 2050. The event also sets the roadmap within the context of the UK Concrete Sustainable Construction Strategy.
12:30 - 13:30
This webinar presents the techniques used to achieve a range of finishes from polishing, etching, retardants and use of form liners, with tips for specification and detailing.
12:30 - 14:00
This event showcases some of the new generation of low carbon concretes and explores their current and potential uses and their carbon footprint.
16:00 - 17:00
This event explores strategies and resources available for comparing and reducing the embodied carbon (eCO2) of concrete structural frames and building elements at early design stages, and explores when to consider using concrete with slower strength gain.