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blue bullet Prestressing Code of Practice published

   

25 November 2014

The new Code of Practice for the Safe Stressing of Prestressed Concrete Products has been published and is now available for download here.

The stressing of prestressed concrete is acknowledged to be a potentially high-risk activity and this Code of Practice brings together the many developments in best practice within the prestressing industry as well as in Health and Safety legislation. The Code has been developed by British Precast, our members (full list of those involved are stated within) and with the Health & Safety Executive who have also endorsed this document.

British Precast is committed to achieving a high standard and universal approach to health and safety and this Code of Practice represents just one of our initiatives in this area.

 

blue bullet Safety & Health Awareness Day November 2014

   

13 November 2014

British Precast held a successful Safety & Health Awareness Day on 12 November 2014 at The National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.

Over 70 delegates were in attendance and presentations were given by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Shakespeares Solicitors, Howes Percival, DVSA (VOSA) and from British Precast member companies. A range of current issues were discussed from a corporate and legal perspective and the Member Charter for the new Prestressing Code of Practice, endorsed by the HSE, was also launched during the day. It was fantastic to see so many members positively showing support to raising health and safety standards in the industry.

 

blue bullet BIM Working Group Meeting

   

7 November 2014

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for managing the information produced during a construction project, in a shareable format, from the earliest brief stage through design, construction, operation and finally demolition, in order to make the best and most efficient use of that information.

The implications of BIM are most striking for precast producers. An initiative by British Precast has therefore led to the establishment of a BIM Working Group, with the purpose of identifying and developing collective action for the precast industry. The next Working Group meeting will take place on 25 November at Leicester Racecourse and is open to all MPA members. The meeting will include guest presentations from various BIM working parties and suppliers.

For more information and to register your place for the meeting, please contact us.

 

blue bullet 2014 Creativity in Concrete Award - Winner: William Mitchell

   

30 October 2014

 

British Precast is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 British Precast Creativity in Concrete Award is William Mitchell; concrete sculptor and innovator.

William Mitchell Art

 

William is recognised globally for his distinct works of art which incoporate colour using various types of concrete. With a career spanning decades, William Mitchell is reputed to have the largest and most protected collection of concrete artwork in the world. He has published an autobiography 'Self Portrait, The Eyes Within' - please click here for book information.

 

It is therefore with great pleasure, that British Precast was able to present the 2014 Creativity in Concrete Award to William at the Concrete Society Awards on 29 October at The Grosvenor Hotel, London.

 

Please click here for full press release.

 

 

blue bullet Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) - 12 November 2014

   

27 October 2014

 

Places are booking up fast for British Precast's next Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) which is taking place on 12th November 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.

 

This SHAD will cover current topics from fatalities to transport critically from both a corporate and legal perspective and has been designed specifically for directors, executives, leaders and managers. The day will be opened by the HSE who are expecting all British Precast members to attend.

  

We are also pleased to be launching the Member Charter for the new factory Prestressing Code of Practice on the day.

 

For further details and to book, please click here. Please note, places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.

 

blue bullet Invisible Connections Ltd

   

27 October 2014

Due to the increasing success of two of two key products for concrete construction, J&P Buidling Systems have created a separate trading environment called Invisible Connections Ltd. The company is located next door to J&P, and is staffed on a dedicated basis by highly experienced people from J&P. As an example, Cliff Billington has consolidated his specialism with the telescopic connectors by becoming Technical Director of Invisible Connections Ltd.

To find out more, please visit www.invisibleconnections.co.uk.

 

blue bullet Submission Open for Best Practice Awards 2015

   

06 October 2014

 

We are pleased to announce submission for next year's prestigious Best Practice Awards is now open. We are accepting entries for the following categories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Project and Sustainability (Full and Associate Member).

 

Entry forms are available for download here (zip file). The closing date for entries is 13 February 2015; please make sure get your entries in as soon as possible. Winners will be announced at the Black-Tie Annual Dinner on 24 June 2015.

 

 

blue bullet Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) - 12 November 2014

   

06 October 2014

British Precast will hold its next Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) on 12th November 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.

The health & safety of the workforce has always been of key focus in the construction and concrete industry and the role of directors, executives, leaders and managers before and when issues arise is vital.

  

British Precast is committed in supporting members to gain the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage health & safety critically from both a corporate and legal approach. This SHAD will cover current topics from fatalities to transport, and will be opened by the HSE who are expecting all British Precast members to attend.

For further details and to book, please click here. Please note, places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.

 

blue bullet Box Culvert Association Website Relaunched

   

30 July 2014

The Box Culvert Association website has been redeveloped and is now live. Please click here for full press release.

 

blue bullet Annual Golf Day 2nd July 2014

   

11 July 2014

The annual British Precast Golf Day was held on 2 July at the prestigious Hawkstone Park championship golf course, Shrewsbury. We had a full turnout with 10 teams vying for the tournament prizes which were presented during the 3 course dinner in the evening.

The day was a great success and we look forward to meeting members and guests again at next year's golf day!

We'd like to thank our sponsor of the day Precast Construction Technology (PCT), prize sponsor CEMEX, and golf ball sponsor CPM Group.

Photos and prize-winners list from the day are available here.

 

 

blue bullet Annual Review, Sustainability Matters & Buyers Guide 2014 Published

   

13 May 2014

British Precast is pleased to announce the release of two publications and our updated Buyer's Guide which are all now available for download.

 

Our Annual Review looks back on the past 12 months and the achievements of our industry, members and includes updates on current activities by our product associations.

A set of new Sustainability Charter targets were approved in August 2013 and Sustainability Matters reports on the progress of these targets against Key Performance Indicators.

 

 

 

The British Precast Buyer's Guide has been updated with a full listing of our member's products and contact details.

Please click here to download.

 

 

 

 

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Latest publications

 

Annual Review 2014open in new window

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 info@britishprecast.org

 

Sustainability Matters - 2014 Updateopen in new windowSustainability Matters 2014

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 info@britishprecast.org

 

Safer by Competenceopen in new window

The Safer by Competence leaflet covers the benefits of demonstrating competence for industry, employers and employees.

 

Sixth CISPR

Sixth Sustainability Performance Report open in new window

The Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Forum’s sixth annual Sustainability Performance Report.

 

Little Books of Concrete open in new window

Our popular little books are available to download or purchase via PayPal.

 

Statement on CE Marking of Cast Stone open in new window

British Precast statement on CE marking of Manufactured Stone Masonry, or ‘Cast Stone.

 

Membership Prospectus

Prospectus

 

Please view our prospectus featuring the benefits of British Precast membership in detail and with application forms at the back.

 

Buyers Guide

The British Precast Buyers is available to download in PDF or Excel format.

The matrix shows the products our members manufacture.

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 listopen in new window

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