Concrete is a local product with a local supply chain and this helps in demonstrating the traceability and ethical sourcing of products. Around 90% of UK concrete and reinforcement is certified to BES 6001 of which 99% has received the ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ rating.
- CHOOSE LOW IMPACT MATERIALS
The longevity, durability and low maintenance benefits of concrete mean that concrete provides a low impact form of construction. To support the measurement of sustainability performance over the whole life, the concrete industry is committed to providing Life Cycle Assessment data.
Concrete offers a wide range of solutions for construction projects. For example in buildings the use of a post-tensioned concrete frame or a precast hollowcore slab can reduce the amount of concrete required without compromising performance.
Concrete is supplied in a wide variety of forms and products. Talk to manufacturers about their innovative products and processes. To assist with knowledge and advice on concrete for the entire supply chain, The Concrete Centre provides best practice guidance at www.concretecentre.com