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Construction Industry Golf Day 2020

27 Aug 2020 08:00

Construction Industry Golf Day, hosted by British Precast, in aid of CRASH Charity.

 

New Announcement: In line with Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic, Board members of British Precast have taken the decision not to run the Construction Industry Golf Day in 2020. We hope to run the event in summer 2021.​

Annual Dinner 2020

01 Oct 2020 19:00

Our Annual Dinner and Awards Evening will be held at the Leicester Marriott Hotel, on the Thursday 25th June.

 

New Annoucement: In line with Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic, Board members of British Precast have taken the decision not to run the Annual Dinner in 2020. This event is cancelled but will return in summer 2021.

PRECAST2020

05 Nov 2020 08:30

Our annual PRECAST conference and exhibition is the only industry specific precast concrete event in the UK. The event will take place back on home ground at the Leicester Tigers Stadium on Thursday 5th November 2020.

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British Precast welcomes UK Concrete’s ‘Beyond Net Zero carbon’ framework announcement

22 Jun 2020

British Precast welcomes the UK concrete industry’s decision to develop and adopt a new carbon roadmap to deliver a ‘net negative’ industry by 2050. The announcement means the concrete industry is not only committing to meet the UK target of ‘Net Zero’ by 2050 but is also committing to removing more carbon from the atmosphere than the industry emits each year.

MPA Calls for Reform of Mineral Planning System

12 Jun 2020

The Mineral Products Association has today published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the economy.

Making the Link to Mineral Products

04 Jun 2020

It is more important than ever to make the link to the essentiality of our products and the benefits they bring to the nation. MPA are posting a series of 'Essential for' images on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn channels. Read more...  

A Little Look at our 'Little Green Book'

02 Jun 2020

British Precast are now updating 'The Little Green Book of Concrete'. The 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. 

COVID-19 GUIDANCE…CLEAR, SIMPLE, SMART

15 May 2020

This week, MPA launched two new pocket guides, for Managers and Employees, which are bespoke to our sector. They are specifically designed to support members in keeping employees, contractors, suppliers and customers safe as site operations adapt to the restrictions of COVID-19 and become COVID secure.

Aircrete Products Association: COVID-19 Industry Position

30 Mar 2020

As a result of the guidance provided by the Government and Public Health England, all APA members will cease Aircrete product production as soon and as safely as possible while continuing to review the situation to act accordingly.

Event Reminder: BIBM Congress Copenhagen 2020

04 Mar 2020

BIBM Congress is returning for its 23rd year in Copenhagen!

UPDATED 30/03/2020: due to ongoing COVID-19 situation the decision was made to postpone the BIMB Congress event from its original date in May 2020. The new date for this event will be 15th-17th November 2020.

MPA Launches UK Concrete

01 Mar 2020

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has launched UK Concrete, a new public and political advocacy vehicle for the UK’s concrete industry.

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.

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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