Resilience14: MPA The Concrete Centre announced as sponsor

BRE is delighted to announce that MPA The Concrete Centre is sponsoring Resilience14, the one-day, content driven conference, showcasing the technologies and solutions that can protect and mitigate against flooding, storms and extreme temperatures.

Andrew Minson, Executive Director at MPA The Concrete Centre, explained:

“Resilience is a relatively new term to construction, and we feel that Resilience14 offers an ideal opportunity to show how concrete’s inherent properties and versatility make it an ideal material when considering how to deliver a resilient built environment.”

Tom De Saulles, Building Sustainability Manager at The Concrete Centre, will be speaking at the conference. Using case studies and highlighting the latest thinking, Tom will look at the growing recognition of thermal mass and how designers can use it to address the problem of overheating.

The Concrete Centre’s stand will offer advice and technical publications on the benefits and applications of concrete and concrete products. In addition to thermal mass, concrete offers physical resilience to flooding and storm events, especially withstanding impact damage from water or wind borne debris. The range and versatility of concrete products can also offer solutions to built environment resilience issues. For example, permeable concrete block paving is an essential part of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), allowing water to naturally infiltrate into the ground where it is collected and discharged at a controlled rate so as not to overwhelm the drains.

Andrew concluded:

“Resilience is an increasingly important topic in the minds of those influencing the built environment today and in the future. Concrete and concrete products offer sustainable, flexible and robust solutions to the problems caused by the UK’s increasingly extreme climate, be that flooding, storms or overheating.”

Being held at BRE, Watford on 26 November, Resilience14 is a one-day, content driven conference, showcasing the technologies and solutions that can protect and mitigate against flooding, storms and extreme temperatures. Supported by seminars and interactive sessions, the event will provide visitors with an understanding of resilience in the context of insurance and risk, design and build, health and wellbeing and repair, rebuild and rehabilitation of the built environment.

Visitors to Resilience14 can register for free admission to the conference and demonstration areas at www.resilience14.com. Companies interested in being involved with the event can also find out more at the website or by contacting Ann Williams on 01923 664319 or williamsal(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)bre.co.uk.