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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!