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01 Jul 2019
On June 27th we held our Annual Dinner and Best Practice Awards at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester. Alan Smith, British Precast's President, opened the evening with a welcoming speech. Throughout the night, our members were kept amused by our Toastmaster Norman Brown, and two accomplished magicians.
18 Jun 2019
Climate Change Levy is a tax paid on electricity, gas and solid fuels (such as coal, lignite, coke and petroleum coke) consumed by industrial, commercial, agricultural and public service businesses. It was introduced in 2001 and is paid through electricity, gas and fuel bills.
14 Jun 2019
British Precast Architectural and Structural have published a third EPD, detailing the environmental impact of 1m2 of brick-faced precast concrete cladding from cradle-to-grave.
13 Jun 2019
British Precast published two new members’ guidance documents on the management of waste at precast factories.
13 Jun 2019
This year, British Precast returned to The Belfry for our Construction Industry Golf Day. Organised in support of CRASH, a unique, practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction-related projects, creating places that care for people, the Golf Day offered a chance for our members to bring along guests, entertain their clients and find out more about British Precast.
24 May 2019
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.
20 May 2019
After a year away, PRECAST2019 returned to home-soil and Leicester City Football Club’s iconic King Power Stadium. Sponsored by Trimble Tekla, the day promised to deliver the biggest and best the precast industry had to offer - and it didn’t disappoint.
14 Mar 2019
A number of guidance documents and updates were published by the UK Government in recent weeks, many of which are provided in the form of summaries and links...
14 Feb 2019
This week saw evidence published in the journal of Biological Conservation showing an alarming trend of insect species decline which, that left unchecked, could cause a collapse of the world’s ecosystems.
22 Jan 2019
The 31st December 2018 saw us say goodbye to Andrew Minson who has left British Precast and The Concrete Centre after 15 years of service to take up a role at the Global Cement and Concrete Association.