The Non-Combustibility of Concrete Facades.
MPA commissioned The Fire Protection Association to carry out a BS 8414 fire test to demonstrate the performance, robustness and peace of mind which can be delivered by non-combustible concrete cladding systems.
BPAS Newsletter Q1 2021
Precast in a Post-Pandemic World.
Concrete Quarterly – Autumn / Winter 2020
British Precast speaks to building physicist, Tom De Saulles about how passive solar design uses glazing, shading and thermal mass to cut energy bills.
Concrete Quarterly – Summer 2020
Featuring Kingston University Townhouse. ‘Grafton Architects hybrid concrete structure sets the stage for some monumental spaces at Kingston University’.
In this edition of the British Precast Architectural and Structural Newsletter, BPAS explore why precast concrete is perfectly positioned to take advantage of government backing for offsite construction methods in the education sector.
In this edition of the British Precast Architectural and Structural newsletter, BPAS focus on stadia and how precast concrete is used in nearly all stadia both in the UK and abroad.
Specifying Life Service
Building projects in the UK are specifying a design life of 60 years, but, British concrete standards give information to intended working lives of 50 or 100 years. British Precast Architectural and Structural have produced a helpful factsheet to resolve the discrepancy.
This publication includes guidance on the benefits of using offsite concrete construction and delves into details of some of the more common techniques.
Offsite concrete solutions range from whole building and structural systems, to precast construction components including walls, stairs and floors.
In this edition of the British Precast Architectural and Structural newsletter, BPAS focus on sustainability and precast finishes. Including case studies of projects using acid etching.
Precast concrete factory carbon emissions, per tonne of production, have halved in eight years as the British Precast membership hits their 2020 target two years early. British Precast has published the 2019 edition of Sustainability Matters and significant progress is being made towards the sector’s 2020 targets.
BPAS Annual Review
Find out about the work that BPAS have been involved in over the last year. Topics include Health & Safety, Sustainability and Technical. Also updates from Product Groups and Affliates; as well as the shortlist for their 2019 Best Practice Awards.
Guidance for Isolation 2019
Within the precast concrete sector, repair, service and maintenance work is carried out on machinery, equipment and processes every day. It is essential to ensure the isolation of any unsafe machinery/equipment from potential uncontrolled energy sources during such work.
Little Book of Concrete
To mark a new chapter at British Precast, they have updated and reprinted their ‘A Little Book of Concrete’, which was first published in 2007 and is sponsored by CARES. This pocket-sized book outlines what precast concrete can offer the architect, the engineer, the client, the financier and the insurer by summarising one hundred advantages of using the material.
In this edition of the British Precast Architectural and Structural Newsletter, British Precast focus on how digitalisation is changing the precast sector. Including case studies of projects using BIM Level 2 and Virtual Reality.