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PRECAST2016 proves a great success

Andrew Minson

400 delegates attend UK’s largest precast concrete event to witness the best of the industry

THE UK’s largest precast concrete event took place earlier this month at the Tigers Stadium, Leicester. Sponsored by Trimble Tekla and Tarmac, PRECAST2016 was a great success and saw over 60 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services in the industry. 

The event included a variety of seminars, live demonstrations, and opportunities to network with industry professionals throughout the day. More than 400 delegates attended the event, which included up-to-date briefings on key topics including Building Information Modelling (BIM), HS2, respirable crystalline silica (RCS), legal guidelines, acoustic performance, and the economic outlook, all presented by guest experts.

Continuing British Precast’s initiatives with members to improve loading safety, Wincanton held a series of informative live demonstrations with vehicles outside the stadium. Mentor Training were also involved in outdoor workshops, illustrating the safe use of prefabricated towers.

In addition, speed networking sessions with manufacturers proved immensely popular, with suppliers in the industry given the opportunity to connect with potential new customers. The British Precast AGM also took place with Andy Dix being thanked for three years’ service as President and Matthew Clay of Forterra welcomed as the new President. 

Andrew Minson (pictured), executive director of British Precast, said: ‘We had excellent speakers and a wide range of exhibitors, and I am very appreciative of their contribution to making PRECAST2016 such a success. The day was testament to the value of being part of British Precast and the health of the precast and masonry sector.’

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