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This section of the website explores the use of concrete in construction.

Topics covered include:

  • Developments and good practice
  • Use as a structural material
  • Climate impact, carbon emissions and sustainable design
  • Information on Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)
      View RAAC information here

Resources and events

Library
<h4>Tall building design: steel, concrete, and composite systems</h4>

Tall building design: steel, concrete, and composite systems

A structural design guide and reference for practicing engineers and educators, as well as recent graduates entering the structural engineering profession.

Date – 4 October 2016
Author – Taranath, Bungale S.
Price – Free to Members
Guidance
<h4>Standard method of detailing structural concrete (Fourth edition)</h4>

Standard method of detailing structural concrete (Fourth edition)

The "Concrete Detailers' Bible" for more than 50 years, this edition reflects a major new approach to the application of BS EN 1992 to concrete detailing practice.

Date – 8 January 2021
Author – Various (Institution Task Group)
Price – £39.95
Library
<h4>Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction</h4>

Durability of Concrete: Design and Construction

An up-to-date survey of durability issues, with a particular focus on specification and design, and how to achieve durability in actual concrete construction.

Date – 26 June 2017
Author – Mindess, Sidney; Alexander, Mark; Bentur, Arnon
Price – Free to members
Library
<h4>Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation of Concrete Structures</h4>

Modernisation, Mechanisation and Industrialisation of Concrete Structures

Discusses the manufacture of high quality prefabricated concrete construction components through developments in technology, information modelling and best practice.

Date – 9 February 2017
Author – Elliott, Kim S.; Hamid, Zuhairi Abd.
Price – Free to members
Library
<h4>Precast Concrete Structures</h4>

Precast Concrete Structures

Introduces conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples.

Date – 23 November 2016
Author – Elliott, Kim S.
Price – Free to members
Library
<h4>Onshore Structural Design Calculations: Energy Processing Facilities</h4>

Onshore Structural Design Calculations: Energy Processing Facilities

This book provides structural engineers with the calculations and software program instructions to create effective design solutions using structural steel and concrete.

Date – 14 October 2016
Author – El-Reedy, Mohamed
Price – Free to members
Library
<h4>Durability Design of Concrete Structures: Phenomena, Modeling, and Practice</h4>

Durability Design of Concrete Structures: Phenomena, Modeling, and Practice

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of durability of concrete at both material and structural levels, with design related issues.

Date – 24 August 2016
Author – Li, Kefei
Price – Free to members
Manuals
<h4>Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2</h4>

Manual for the design of concrete building structures to Eurocode 2

This manual supports the design of non-sway, reinforced and prestressed concrete building structures to BS EN 1992-1 (Eurocode 2) for UK construction.

Date – 1 September 2006
Author – Various (Institution Task Group)
Price – £39.95
Manuals
<h4>Manual for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8</h4>

Manual for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8

This manual supports the seismic design of buildings to BS EN 1998-1 and BS EN 1998-5 (Eurocode 8) for construction in the UK and France.

Date – 1 October 2010
Author – Various (IStructE and AFPS Task Groups)
Price – £44.95

Featured events and resources

Course
A construction site revealing a concrete structure and scaffolding against bright sun is shown.

Eurocode 2: design of concrete structures

This course covers the design of common structural elements to Eurocode 2. Participants will be introduced to concrete material properties and learn about designing for durability and fire.

Date – 21 November 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Course
A hand laying bricks

Reinforced concrete essentials

This course establishes good practice in the design of reinforced concrete structures. Through practical exercises, it will cover concept, design, flat slabs and finite element analysis.

Date – 29 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
Course
Perspective view of underground parking.

Deep basement design and construction

This course gives guidance on the key considerations when planning the construction of deep basements. It covers using both embedded wall bottom-up and top-down construction in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 7.

Date – 24 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT