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MPA British Precast Technical Manager elected to ICT Vice President

20 Jul 2021

We are proud to announce that, following the recent Annual General Meeting and Council meetings of the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT), MPA British Precast Technical Manager Mr. Colin Nessfield has been confirmed and appointed to the Office of Vice President of the Institute.

Calling all Concrete Students

16 Jul 2021

The University of Leeds is currently recruiting students on to a part-time, distance learning Masters degree in Advanced Concrete Technology.

UK Team Launches Innovate UK-Funded Pilot to Decarbonise Precast Concrete in Construction

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.

The Little Green Book of Concrete 2021 Digital Edition

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.

Precast Sector Publishes New Sustainability Report

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...

New Health & Safety Awards 2021 Launched by MPA and British Precast

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.

In Memory of John Carter

06 Jan 2021

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of John Carter on Sunday 3rd January, aged 86.

MPA’s ‘Vision Zero’ launched at inaugural MPA & British Precast Health & Safety Leadership Conference

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.

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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