Exposed concrete flooring plays trendy role in two European cities

Recent projects by architects in Dublin and Barcelona are giving exposed concrete flooring and walls a new image by using them to striking effect. Donal Colfer, an architect has received an excellence award from the Irish Concrete Society, champions the cause of using exposed concrete in the buildings he designs. In cities, many people live […]

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Lancashire football club completes flooring of new stand

Vanarama National League North club AFC Fylde is making solid progress on its new Mill Farm Sports Village, with the installation of concrete flooring now complete in all areas of the West Stand. The construction now has concrete floors fitted on the ground floor, first floor, second floor and roof. A January 29th update on […]

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Mersey Gateway ready for next phase

24th August 2015 by Sean Couldwell Concrete 0 Comments

Construction teams from the Merseylink Consortium have completed the most recent phase of building the Mersey Gateway Bridge, and have marked the occasion with a 24-hour concrete pour. The construction team saw a total of 1,400 cubic metres being poured during this timeframe, with the concrete acting as part of three pylons being installed to […]

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Cheshire building looks to stand firm against quakes

A set of specially made steel rafters are being manufactured for a Chester-based company seeking to make an earthquake-proof building. The 40-metre rafters have been manufactured and painted by Allerton Steel, a Liverpool-based company and a member of NOF Energy, which won the contract to create 14 of these 50-ton beams for the Capenhurst-based URENCO […]

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Siemens unveils plans for new Hull factory

Multinational conglomerate Siemens has revealed plans to build an offshore wind turbine production site located in Hull’s Alexandra Dock. This new factory is set to play an important part in the collective Green Port Hull project alongside Associated British Ports; a developmental strategy set to cost £310m. The facility will cover an area slightly larger […]

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O’Rourke purchases specialist concrete business

Construction giant Laing O’Rourke has bought a firm specialising in the provision of a distinctive type of reinforced concrete. The move has led to a transfer of nearly 40 personnel. Talking about the acquisition of Sheffield-based GRCUK, Laing O’Rourke head of manufacturing Russell Kellett said: “The addition of GRCUK is a step forward in our […]

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Getting On Level Footing With Industrial Concrete Flooring Contractors

Work place safety is of number one concern for any business. This can be even more important in warehouses and factories where heavy equipment, supply shelving, and machinery are used, and a misstep can spell disaster for the operator or worker. An even working surface helps to reduce risk and can also make production more […]

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Precast Flooring Federation’s Code Expanded

The Precast Flooring Federation’s Code of practice has been expanded to embrace aspects not previously covered. Precast concrete floors offer excellent in use performance with respect to durability, acoustics, fire and thermal mass, and now installation by PFF members will be even safer. The manual handling operations regulations have been extended to incorporate noise and […]

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Plans submitted for Nottingham shopping centre

Plans have been submitted for the first phase of a revamp of the Victoria Centre in the Nottingham.  The full £35 million refurbishment project includes structural changes to open up the mall, as well as enhanced shop fronts, new ceilings, concrete flooring, lighting and upgraded customer toilet facilities. Intu, the shopping centre’s owner has applied […]

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Off-site construction specialist awarded its largest ever building project

The £17.9m contract has been award to Yorkon and is for a new Women & Children’s Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital, working to main contractor Kier. The scheme will be constructed using the new Yorkon off-site building system and will comprise 152 steel-framed modules up to 18m long and in many different sizes and […]

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