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21 Dec 2016
On 20th December 2016 NHBC produced Issue 2 of its document Guidance on the Use of Reinforcement to Concrete Toppings above Beam and Block Floors. The transition period will now run until 30th April 2017.
25 Nov 2016
Our second SHAD (Safety and Health Awareness Day) of the year took place on 24th November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. The event was a huge success, with over 70 delegates from over 30 companies in attendance. Members travelled from as far afield as Ireland and Cornwall to take part in the day.
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.
18 Nov 2016
British Precast is delighted to present AHMM with the 2016 Creativity in Concrete Award, in recognition of its inspiring and innovative architectural concrete design work.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.