BIM Working Group Meeting
23 October 2014
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process for managing the information produced during a construction project, in a shareable format, from the earliest brief stage through design, construction, operation and finally demolition, in order to make the best and most efficient use of that information.
The implications of BIM are most striking for precast producers. An initiative by British Precast has therefore led to the establishment of a BIM Working Group, with the purpose of identifying and developing collective action for the precast industry. The next Working Group meeting will take place on 25 November 2014 and is open to all MPA members. The meeting will include guest presentations from various BIM working parties and suppliers.
For more information and to register your place for the meeting, please contact us.
Submission Open for Best Practice Awards 2015
06 October 2014
We are pleased to announce submission for next year's prestigious Best Practice Awards is now open. We are accepting entries for the following categories: Health & Safety, Innovation, Project and Sustainability (Full and Associate Member).
Entry forms are available for download here (zip file). The closing date for entries is 13 February 2015; please make sure get your entries in as soon as possible. Winners will be announced at the Black-Tie Annual Dinner on 24 June 2015.
Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) - 12 November 2014
06 October 2014
British Precast will hold its next Safety & Health Awareness Day (SHAD) on 12th November 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull.
The health & safety of the workforce has always been of key focus in the construction and concrete industry and the role of directors, executives, leaders and managers before and when issues arise is vital.
British Precast is committed in supporting members to gain the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage health & safety critically from both a corporate and legal approach. This SHAD will cover current topics from fatalities
to transport, and will be opened by the HSE who are expecting all British Precast members to attend.
For further details and to book, please click here. Please note, places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.
Box Culvert Association Website Relaunched
30 July 2014
The Box Culvert Association website has been redeveloped and is now live. Please click here for full press release.
Annual Golf Day 2nd July 2014
11 July 2014
The annual British Precast Golf Day was held on 2 July at the prestigious Hawkstone Park championship golf course, Shrewsbury. We had a full turnout with 10 teams vying for the tournament prizes which were presented during the 3 course dinner in the evening.
The day was a great success and we look forward to meeting members and guests again at next year's golf day!
We'd like to thank our sponsor of the day Precast Construction Technology (PCT), prize sponsor CEMEX, and golf ball sponsor CPM Group.
Photos and prize-winners list from the day are available here.
Annual Review, Sustainability Matters & Buyers Guide 2014 Published
13 May 2014
British Precast is pleased to announce the release of two publications and our updated Buyer's Guide which are all now available for download.
Our Annual Review looks back on the past 12 months and the achievements of our industry, members and includes updates on current activities by our product associations.
A set of new Sustainability Charter targets were approved in August 2013 and Sustainability Matters reports on the progress of these targets against Key Performance Indicators.
The British Precast Buyer's Guide has been updated with a full listing of our member's products and contact details.
Please click here to download.
PRECAST2014 & 50th Anniversary Awards Dinner - Thursday 1st May
06 May 2014
PRECAST2014 Sponsors: Awards Dinner Sponsor:
PRECAST2014 and our 50th Anniversary Awards Dinner took place last week on Thursday 1st May 2014. The annual exhibition PRECAST2014 took place at King Power Stadium during the day, and guests gathered at The Marriot Hotel, Leicester for a fantastic evening dinner.
Both events were a great success and we'd like to thank all of our sponsors, exhibitors and visitors for making this day possible. Preparations for next year have already begun!
Photos from the exhibition and Awards Dinner are available here.
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Annual Review 2014
British Precast has published the 2014 Annual Review.
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Sustainability Matters - 2014 Update
British Precast has published the 2014 update of Sustainability Matters with the complete data on Key Performance Indicators for 2013. To download a copy click above or to order a copy by post email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safer by Competence
The Safer by Competence leaflet covers the benefits of demonstrating competence for industry, employers and employees.
Sixth Sustainability Performance Report
The Concrete Industry Sustainable Construction Forum’s sixth annual Sustainability Performance Report.
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Statement on CE Marking of Cast Stone
British Precast statement on CE marking of Manufactured Stone Masonry, or ‘Cast Stone.
Please view our prospectus featuring the benefits of British Precast membership in detail and with application forms at the back.
The British Precast Buyers is available to download in PDF or Excel format.
The matrix shows the products our members manufacture.
Bespoke Precast Suppliers
Architects and designers have all long known the flexibility of precast concrete, and now British Precast has launched its dedicated list of Bespoke Precast Suppliers.
Click here to download the list