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01 Jun 2021
The UK’s built environment sector is turning its attention to the embodied carbon in buildings, which - according to the World Green Building Council - accounts for 11% of our national total emissions. Concrete, whilst a default choice for many structures, is acknowledged as a carbon-intensive material and a focus for an industry challenged to develop a roadmap to net-zero.
26 Apr 2021
The UK’s concrete producers will be represented for the first time in one trade association to help accelerate the industry’s journey towards beyond net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
19 Apr 2021
This year’s ICT Convention / Symposium (The 49th) is titled “Net Zero Carbon Concrete“ and by any standards that is a most ambitious claim. More to the point, is it attainable? Who will be the winners and who the losers?
16 Apr 2021
The new 2021 digital edition of The Little Green Book of Concrete was officially launched on the 13th of April and is now available for download. This year’s edition is part of a European precast sector collaboration, headed by BIBM, bringing together sustainability professionals from multiple European countries to update the little books messages for a new decade.
08 Apr 2021
The precast concrete sector’s sustainability report for 2020, published today, shows significant progress across most key performance indicator targets, including carbon. Read more...
12 Feb 2021
MPA and British Precast have joined forces to launch a new Health and Safety Awards scheme for 2021. The new awards build on the success of the long established and highly acclaimed MPA Health & Safety Awards and retain many of the key elements associated with it.
06 Jan 2021
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of John Carter on Sunday 3rd January, aged 86.
16 Nov 2020
With the theme of ‘Look, Listen, Learn, Lead’, MPA & British Precast’s first virtual Health & Safety Leadership Conference took place on Wednesday 11 November, hosted by BBC Radio Presenter Sybil Ruscoe. The event launched MPA’s new ‘Vision Zero’, together with the associated values, strategies, targets and focussed on the leadership and behavioural change required to deliver them, drawing on the insights of leaders from within the industry and the workforce. Contributors also talked about what they had learnt, managing, and adapting to a Covid-19 environment.
13 Nov 2020
Due to this year’s challenging circumstances the decision was taken to move the annual PRECAST event online as a full weeklong programme of 10 webinars. This ambitious event should certainly be seen as a success with close to 500 hundred people being involved in the webinar programme across the week.
23 Oct 2020
New Event: The MPA and British Precast Health & Safety Leadership Conference is online this year. To be held Wednesday 11th November 2020. Register your interest to attend now.
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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