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For details contact: Sue Wright at bca Publications 01344 725704

Refurbishment of Concrete Buildings

Volume 1: The decision to refurbish; £10

Volume 2: Structural and service option; £35

Volume 3; Designing now for future refurbishment; £25

The complete set is available for a reduced cost of £50

bca, in association with bsria has completed a project on the reuse of concrete buildings. The project, sponsored by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions via the Partners in Technology scheme, has resulted in three guidance documents aimed at developers, owners, occupiers and their advisors. The first document examines the reasons and benefits of refurbishing concrete buildings and provides generic costings. The second covers the structural and technical aspects to be considered and the third examines the design of new concrete buildings so they can be more adaptable to future uses.

New Ground


The first issue of New Ground highlights the potential of using cement- based techniques to treat contaminated land and brownfield sites. It includes information on new initiatives and project case studies. It is estimated that there are some 200,000 hectares of contaminated uk industrial sites that could be made available for development. For further information on cement-based ground treatments contact Martin Hopkins, bca, tel: 01344 725729.

Concrete Futures

Free (Ref M/24)

This supplement to New Civil Engineer, published in association with bca, rcc, construct and Britpave, provides articles and case studies on the innovative and practical use of concrete for both buildings and structures. As the title suggests, it offers an insight into future applications of concrete.

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