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CQ Special Issue - Visual Concrete Focus

Resources for architecture students and lecturers

Welcome to the architecture student hub. Here, you will find online information and resources available to aid concrete learning in UK universities. We also offer in person and online lectures tailored to UK schools of architecture. If you are interested in booking an in person lecture please email 

Best practice design guidance

The Concrete Centre publishes a wealth of design guidance including concrete specification, framed buildings, methods of construction, performance and sustainability.  The following design guides would be of particular interest to those teaching and studying architecture:

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: 

Webinars and events

Many of our free on-demand webinars are suitable for students as well as practicing architects. The following webinars would be of particular interest to those teaching or studying architecture:

Additionally, this presentation provides an overview of the resources available from The Concrete Centre and where to find them.

Design tools and software

The Concrete Centre has developed computer programs and software aimed at encouraging the understanding of concrete design. These include:

To find out more about these softwares and download your free copy, visit our design tools and software page

Student Design Competition 

The Concrete Centre run an annual competition which is open to UK students of architecture, landscape architecture and the built environment. For further details and to register your interest in entering our studnet competition please visit our Design concrete page.


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