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Annual Dinner - 24 June 2015

16 Jun 2015

The British Precast black-tie Annual Dinner was held on 24 June at the Leicester Marriott Hotel.

We are pleased to be adding our support to the Felix RAAM team who are currently raising fundraising for British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association (BLESMA) and The Wounded Warrior Project. The team, which include's Forticrete's director & general manager John Lambert, will be conducting a cycle race across America where they will cover 3000 miles in 90 days.

For more information, click here to view the team's video and visit their Virgin Money Giving page to donate now.

PRECAST2015 showcases the best to the precast concrete industry

21 May 2015

The UK’s biggest precast concrete event took place on 21 May 2015 at Leicester Tigers Stadium. PRECAST2015 was a great success with over 60 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the industry to over 400 delegates from the UK and further abroad.

Aircrete manufacturing acts on demand for new housing

01 May 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.

ASPA News

01 Apr 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.

 

 

New Code of Practice for Safe Factory Prestressing

01 Apr 2015

The aims of the Code are fourfold: to increase safety awareness within the industry; to help plan the production process and equipment required; for training all personnel involved with stressing operations; and to assist in preparing safe working method statements.

Ecobuild 2015 - A great success!

09 Mar 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.

Annual Dinner & Best Practice Awards 2015

02 Mar 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.

Fabric First for Energy efficiency

02 Mar 2015

For new domestic buildings, the revisions to Part L introduce a new fabric energy efficiency rate (FEES) to close the loophole that allowed renewable and low-carbon technologies to offset poor fabric performance. Work carried out in Salford nearly 40 years ago offered just such an approach.

 

Profiling Precast

02 Feb 2015

Published in Building Products February 2015, Joe Dart speaks to George Pickard of the Precast Flooring Federation about its recently launched campaign to encourage the wider specification of concrete systems for residential upper floors...

Best Practice Awards 2015

02 Jan 2015

Happy new year from all at British Precast! We begin the new year with a reminder to all of our full and associate members to submit their entries for the 2015 Best Practice Awards. Submission forms for all 6 categories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety, Project and Sustainability (Full and Associate Member) are available to download here (zip file). The deadline for entries is 13 February.

 

Shortlisted entries will be announced at our annual exhibition PRECAST2015 on 21 May at the Leicester Tigers Stadium, and the winners will be presented at our Annual Black-Tie Dinner at the Leicester Marriott Hotel on 24 June. Book your place - table bookings receive 15% discount!

We are pleased to offer special guest rates for delegates wishing to stay at Annual Dinner venue Leicester Marriott Hotel. Simply click here.

Don't delay - submit your entries for the industry's most prestigious Best Practice Awards now!

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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