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Loughborough University’s School of Architecture Building and Civil Engineering - the 3D Concrete Printing Process

21 Feb 2020

In January 2020, British Precast held discussions with research students and senior staff at Loughborough University’s School of Architecture Building and Civil Engineering and toured their industrial scale research laboratory. Recent research focusing on off-site fabrication of concrete components using 3D Concrete Printing (3DCP) and samples of products and test manufacturing were on show and the University is advancing a number of projects, including work under the 'Transforming Construction’ arm of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

48th ICT Convention Symposium 2020

19 Feb 2020

UPDATED 16/03/2020: The Institute of Concrete Technology's 48th ICT Convention Symposium - "Concrete: Getting More for Less" - has been postponed from it's original date of Thursday 19th March 2020 until an as-yet-unconfirmed date in September. More information to follow.

Diabetes Risk and Liability in the Workplace

20 Jan 2020

Diabetes is an invisible condition posing often unrecognised health and safety risks to companies. Civil and criminal liability could follow if steps have not been taken to identify and eliminate the risk.

HSE Guidance On Welding Fumes

08 Jan 2020

In February 2019, HSE issued a safety alert to inform industry of a change in relation to the control expectations for exposure to welding fume including that from mild steel welding. This followed new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.

BetonTage: Concrete Construction Of The Future

03 Jan 2020

On the 18th and 19th February 2020 you are invited to attend the 64. BetonTage. Experience the leading European congress for building with concrete and concrete elements. Around 2,300 industry colleagues will meet at the Edwin-Scharff-Haus Congress Centre for advanced professional training and exchange among colleagues.

ICE (Embodied Carbon) Database

02 Jan 2020

A new revised version of the Inventory for Carbon & Energy, the most popular database used by architects, contractors and asset owners, has been published.

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