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Concrete is in the frame


THE CONCRETE Centre is set to publish its guidance document on the use of hybrid concrete construction next month.

Its Best Practice Guidance for Hybrid Concrete Construction will highlight areas where frame contractors can benefit from using precast concrete elements in conjunction with cast in-situ concrete.

The guidance will ensure all members of the supply chain can see the benefits of using hybrid construction techniques and will help take some market share from steel frame buildings, according to its co-author Charles Goodchild, principle structural engineer at the Concrete Centre.

He said: 'Frame contractors and precasters can work together. Hybrid construction is creating a buzz.'