British Precast Association

Education Edition

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.

Stadia Edition

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. 

Offsite Construction

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.

Sustainability Edition

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.

Sustainability Matters

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.

Digitalisation Edition

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.