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Annual Dinner

29 Jun 2017 19:00

Our Annual Dinner will be held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, on the 29th June, starting at 7pm till late.

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Howard Taylor

18 Nov 2016

It is with sadness that we advise of the death of Howard Taylor: a champion for our industry for decades. His commitment continued for many years into his “retirement” with active involvement in codes and standards work, education activity and his own consultancy endeavours.   For example, he was chairman of BSI Committee B/524 Head Code Precast Concrete Products, and his final meeting was due to be on December 6th.

 

 

Safety Health and Awareness Day - One month to go

24 Oct 2016

There's just one month to go until our Safety Health and Awareness Day (SHAD), taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Unlike our previous legal SHADs, this event will include a mock trial court scene with professional legal bodies staging a health and safety case.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.

Resilient Housing Conference

18 Oct 2016

On November 3rd the resilience themes including overheating, fire, flood and durability will be explored in a one day conference by The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance.
 

In Pursuit of Silence - feature film release

11 Oct 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who regularly work in partnership with British Precast, is thrilled to share the news of a recent feature film release ‘In Pursuit of Silence’.

Offsite Construction Show - 12/13th October

30 Sep 2016

As the government continues to push offsite construction, and precast has a role to play in meeting this demand, British Precast will be exhibiting at the offsite show at Excel, London on the 12-13th October.

Resilient Housing conference

22 Sep 2016

This November, The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance will host a one day conference, providing the latest guidance and technical expertise to influence the design and delivery of long-lasting high performance homes.

The biggest beams in the country?

27 Jul 2016

With recent investment at its Nottinghamshire plant, our Full Member ABM Precast Solutions has increased its prestressed beam range, to include U & W beams.

ICT PAS 8820:2016 meeting

25 Jul 2016

The Publically Available Standard (PAS) is intended for use by construction material suppliers, designers and specifiers to enable alkali activated cementitious materials (AACM) to be developed and the most appropriate AACMs to be utilised for different applications.

Note to Editors

British Precast is the trade association for precast concrete manufacturers and members of the supply chain. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies. With a growing membership of over 60 precast concrete manufacturer members, and more than 100 supply chain organisations, members' interests are continually developed through our team of dedicated professionals who have extensive connections with organisations in the UK and worldwide.

British Precast is part of The Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
 
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