The Future(build) is Looking Bright

26 Feb 2019

The Concrete Centre is thrilled to be returning to Futurebuild 2019, previously known as Ecobuild; taking place at ExCel London on 5th - 7th March 2019. The Concrete Centre stand will be in the Materials hub (E81) and will offer a wealth of expert advice, visual interaction and practical demonstrations on the many ways in which designers can use concrete and masonry construction to achieve sustainability, performance and aesthetic goals.

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Sharing the Concrete Centre’s space for the first time this year is the Concrete Futures stand (E80). This display, created in collaboration with Futurebuild and This is Concrete will showcase concrete’s design potential, innovation and sustainability. A beautifully choreographed display of materials, samples, video content and more will be on display on the Concrete Futures stand and interaction is encouraged.

The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete are also working with Futurebuild to deliver three seminar sessions covering themes such as circular economy of concrete, innovations in concrete and fit for the future.

Our built environment is shaped by the changing needs of society. Construction materials play a part in ensuring that our buildings, meet our current needs and are fit for the future: resilient to climate change, low carbon, material efficient and robust and secure. This series of presentations chaired by The Concrete Centre will provide insights into how concrete and masonry can enable designers to meet these challenges.
Tuesday 5th March - Innovations in Concrete
This session will explore a range of innovations and new technology being applied to materials, production, logistics, construction and re-use in the concrete sector including Offsite construction. The session will include presentations of projects using innovative concrete and digital construction as well as specific innovations and research.

Wednesday 6th March - Circular Economy of Concrete
This session will provide guidance on best practice in material efficiency, exploring reducing embedded materials, designing for re-use and recycling at end-of-life. The session will include presentations of projects using these strategies including the New Royal Pathologists Head Quarters by Bennetts Associates.

Thursday 7th March - Fit for the Future
This session will explore how structural materials play a part in ensuring that our buildings are fit for the future: resilient to climate change, low carbon, material efficient, robust, fire resistant, secure and built to last. Presentations will include a case study of White Collar Factory by AHMM architects.

To find out more about all we are doing at Futurebuild and to reserve your place at one of these talks, visit www.futurebuild.co.uk/materials-hub.