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Howard Taylor

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.

 

 

Minimising Fire Risk

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.

In Pursuit Of Silence - Feature Film Release

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’.

"The Biggest Beams In The Country?"

27 Jul 2016

With recent investment at its Nottinghamshire plant, our Full Member ABM Precast Solutions has increased its prestressed beam range, to include U & W beams.

Golf Day 2016: In Review

16 Jun 2016

Many thanks to Elkem, CPM and Cemex Admixtures for sponsoring our Golf Day at The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield on June 15th.

PRECAST2016: In Review

01 Jun 2016

Sponsored by Trimble Tekla and Tarmac, PRECAST2016 was a great success and saw over 60 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services in the industry.

Sustainability Matters 2016

31 May 2016

The precast sector’s sustainability KPI report was published earlier this month. Results show the industry was able to reduce carbon emissions, energy consumption and waste to landfill by over 11.4%, 7.5% and 68% respectively.
 

Note to Editors

British Precast is the trade association for precast concrete manufacturers and members of the supply chain. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies. With a growing membership of over 60 precast concrete manufacturer members, and more than 100 supply chain organisations, members' interests are continually developed through our team of dedicated professionals who have extensive connections with organisations in the UK and worldwide.

British Precast is an affliate of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
 
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