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Safety and Health Awareness Day

24 Mar 2017 09:00

There's just over one month to go until our next Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD)! Book now to reserve your place.

Precast 2017

11 May 2017 08:30

PRECAST2017 is the biggest precast concrete show of the year with exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

Annual Golf Day 2017

06 Jun 2017 00:00

The British Precast annual golf day offers the chance to entertain and network with customers.

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BIBM Congress 2017

16 Jan 2017

BIBM Congresses offer the perfect opportunity for those in the precast industry to network, and find out about recent developments. From May 17-19, 2017, the 22nd BIBM Congress will be held in Madrid, Spain.

45th ICT Convention Symposium

04 Jan 2017

Are Concrete Durability problems a thing of the past? This topic will be discussed in detail at the 2017 ICT Convention, taking place on the 6th April.

Concrete toppings above beam and block floors

21 Dec 2016

On 20th December 2016 NHBC produced Issue 2 of its document Guidance on the Use of Reinforcement to Concrete Toppings above Beam and Block Floors. The transition period will now run until 30th April 2017.

Safety and Health Awareness Day

25 Nov 2016

Our second SHAD (Safety and Health Awareness Day) of the year took place on 24th November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. The event was a huge success, with over 70 delegates from over 30 companies in attendance. Members travelled from as far afield as Ireland and Cornwall to take part in the day.

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.

 

 

Safety Health and Awareness Day - One month to go

24 Oct 2016

There's just one month to go until our Safety Health and Awareness Day (SHAD), taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull. Unlike our previous legal SHADs, this event will include a mock trial court scene with professional legal bodies staging a health and safety case.

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.

Resilient Housing Conference

18 Oct 2016

On November 3rd the resilience themes including overheating, fire, flood and durability will be explored in a one day conference by The Concrete Centre and the Modern Masonry Alliance.
 

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’.

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 part 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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