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Resilient Housing Conference 2019

15 Oct 2019 09:00

This one-day conference from Modern Masonry, The Concrete Centre and the Brick Development Association will provide the latest guidance, technical expertise and explain practical developments that will influence the design and delivery of long-lasting and high performance homes.

Safety and Health Awareness Day

30 Oct 2019 09:30

This annual autumn Safety and Health Awareness Day (SHAD) will focus on various aspects within the Industry. The day will look into HAV’s, Isolation, Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE), Mental Health awareness and the Safe Precast app.

Health and Safety Leadership Seminar

28 Nov 2019 09:00

Working with HSE and other trade associations under the collective banner of CHARGE British Precast is jointly hosting this seminar, which will focus on the positive leadership and management behaviours that drive improved health and safety performance.

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Concern Over Uncertified Drainage Products

03 Sep 2019

The British Precast Drainage Association (BPDA) has now published a blog with further details about the main concerns associated with uncertified precast drainage products. The new blog offers some background on the main European and British standards for precast pipeline products and why third-party certification to BS 5911-3 and appropriate CE Marking documentation is necessary.

Precast Flooring Federation Publishes T-Beam EPD

28 Aug 2019

The Precast Flooring Federation have published a second Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), detailing the environmental impact of 1m length of precast concrete T-Beam from cradle-to-grave. All British Precast EPDs are verified to EN15804 by Europe’s largest verification body Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU).

Annual Dinner and Best Practice Awards 2019

01 Jul 2019

On June 27th we held our Annual Dinner and Best Practice Awards at the Marriott Hotel, Leicester. Alan Smith, British Precast's President, opened the evening with a welcoming speech. Throughout the night, our members were kept amused by our Toastmaster Norman Brown, and two accomplished magicians.

Members Benefit From Changes To Climate Levy

18 Jun 2019

Climate Change Levy is a tax paid on electricity, gas and solid fuels (such as coal, lignite, coke and petroleum coke) consumed by industrial, commercial, agricultural and public service businesses. It was introduced in 2001 and is paid through electricity, gas and fuel bills.

Nick Gorst To Speak At Flood Expo 2019

18 Jun 2019

Nick Gorst, Director of British Precast and Secretary of Interpave (www.paving.org.uk), is scheduled to speak on the second day of Flood Expo. Nick will talk about the development of concrete block permeable paving as a sustainable drainage (SuDS) technique in the UK and how permeable paving creates opportunities for innovative uses of water in urban design.

British Precast Waste Guidance

13 Jun 2019

British Precast published two new members’ guidance documents on the management of waste at precast factories.

Construction Industry Golf Day 2019: In Review

13 Jun 2019

This year, British Precast returned to The Belfry for our Construction Industry Golf Day. Organised in support of CRASH, a unique, practical charity that assists homelessness and hospice charities with construction-related projects, creating places that care for people, the Golf Day offered a chance for our members to bring along guests, entertain their clients and find out more about British Precast.

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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