British Precast signs up the Infrastructure Carbon Review pledge
British Precast has become the first trade association to sign the Infrastructure Carbon Review pledge. The precast industry is already committed to reduce carbon emissions by 20% and energy consumption by 10% by 2020 (using the 2012 baseline).
British Precast also committed to other carbon-relevant 2020 targets associated with reduction of waste to landill and use of alternative cements.
The main statement can be viewed by clicking here.
Names of organisations endorsing the ICR can be found in the latest report by the Green Construction Board’s 'Three Years on Report'.
PRECAST2015 is just a couple of months away! Taking place at Leicester Tigers Stadium on May 21st, the exhibition is Britain's biggest precast concrete event and FREE to attend!
The exhibition runs from 8.30am to 4pm and includes a range of seminars on key industry topics such as BIM, the industry and economy, and technical matters running throughout the day. Wincanton will also be giving live demonstrations on safe loading of lorries at the Stadium. Environmental Product Declarations will be launched after lunch – which is included with your free registration! Click here for programme details.
Those Associate and Full Members who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Best Practice Awards will be announced during the exhibition.
PRECAST2015 is a great opportunity for those in the construction industry to view the latest products and services, and meet new customers from the UK, Europe and further afield.
Don't miss out - register for your FREE pass online now!
Annual Golf Day - 15 July 2015
13 April 2015
We are pleased to announce that the annual British Precast Golf Day will take place on 15 July 2015 at Hawkstone Park, Shrewsbury. After the great success of last year, we return to the championship course for a full day of competition, prizes and fun!
This year we are also holding a morning 9-hole competition for golfers to try their hand before moving on to the full course. Click here to view the day's programme.
Don't miss out! Click here to book your place now!
Aircrete manufacturing acts on demand for new housing
31 March 2015
The sudden rise in new build housing projects in the second quarter of 2013 brought with it a dramatic increase in demand for all building products and, as a result, a temporary shortage of materials across the entire industry. The Aircrete Product Association Members (APA) responded to the change in market conditions by rapidly bringing additional production on stream. Please click here for the full press release from the APA.
Health and Safety Members' Briefings
26 March 2015
In line with our commitment to raising health and safety standards in the industry by safer by sharing, British Precast have issued two members' briefings which are available to download here.
Annual Dinner & Best Practice Awards 2015
26 March 2015
We'd like to thank all those who have submitted entries for the British Precast Best Practice Awards. We have had a record number of submissions this year for the 6 catergories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety, Project and Sustainability (Associate and Full Member). Judging is currently underway and we look forward to presenting the winners on 24 June at our Black-Tie Annual Dinner!
Tables are going fast for the Dinner - book your place now to receive a 15% discount!
We are also pleased to offer special guest rates for delegates wishing to stay at the Annual Dinner venue, the Leicester Marriott Hotel. Simply click here.
20 March 2015
The Architectural & Structural Precast Association (ASPA) is delighted to launch ASPA News. Visit the ASPA website to download the newsletter now and to find out more about ASPA members' latest projects and innovations.
Ecobuild 2015 - A great success!
12 March 2015
The Concrete and Masonry Pavilion was a great success at Ecobuild 2015!
Supported by members, solution providers and industry bodies, the new Pavilion provided a multitude of visitors with guidance and expertise on concrete and masonry.
The High Performance Housing stand drew a great crowd throughout the 3 days. Live demonstrations and construction details showed visitors how the properties of masonry and precast flooring can be used to meet and exceed the requirements for energy efficiency, acoustic performance, fire resistance and durability.
Experts from the Aircrete Products Association (APA), Concrete Block Association (CBA) and Precast Flooring Federation (PFF) were on hand to provide visitors with information and guidance.
Plans are already underway to make the Pavilion at Ecobuild 2016 bigger and better! Further information will be released in due course.
22 January 2015
British Precast’s annual exhibition PRECAST2015 will be held on 21 May 2015 at the Leicester Tigers Stadium. This is Britain's biggest precast event and a great opportunity for those in the construction industry to view the latest products, services, and network with peers. Attending PRECAST2015 is FREE - book your place now!
We will also be holding essential member briefings on BIM, Marketing, Sustainability, Health & Safety as well as the British Precast AGM, and the Concrete Block Association's Annual Briefing. Safety demonstrations will also take place throughout the day and those shortlisted for the Best Practice Awards will also be announced at PRECAST2015. View full programme details here.
Exhibition spaces are now available - FREE for associate members! Click here to download the booking form.
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Annual Review 2014
British Precast has published the 2014 Annual Review.
To download a copy click on the link above or to order a copy by post email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustainability Matters - 2014 Update
British Precast has published the 2014 update of Sustainability Matters with the complete data on Key Performance Indicators for 2013. To download a copy click above or to order a copy by post email email@example.com
Safer by Competence
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Sixth Sustainability Performance Report
The Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Forum’s sixth annual Sustainability Performance Report.
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Statement on CE Marking of Cast Stone
British Precast statement on CE marking of Manufactured Stone Masonry, or ‘Cast Stone.
Please view our prospectus featuring the benefits of British Precast membership in detail and with application forms at the back.
The British Precast Buyers is available to download in PDF or Excel format.
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Bespoke Precast Suppliers
Architects and designers have all long known the flexibility of precast concrete, and now British Precast has launched its dedicated list of Bespoke Precast Suppliers.
Click here to download the list