The exposed concrete frame at Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, enables the use of energy efficient, mixed-mode cooling using a double skin facade, with the building's thermal mass used to balance internal temperatures.
Houghton-le-Spring was the first healthcare project to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating as well as using innovative construction methods
The self-compacted concrete structure of the Hepworth Gallery included a pigment, dubbed by the architect as 'Hepworth Brown'. Not only did concrete provide structure and aesthetics but its thermal mass is an ideal environment for its precious walls of artwork.
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Our latest magazine features 10 insights on sustainability informed by 10 years of the concrete industry sustainable construction strategy. The magazine includes viewpoints from sustainability experts, guidance on the use of concrete in our built environment and the latest concrete industry performance. Download a copy.
Published in March 2018 this magazine investigates the theme of health and wellbeing and how concrete contributes to making us happier and healthier. Download a copy.