CIOB Academy CPD

Specifying Sustainable Concrete



In this webinar Elaine Toogood provides guidance for specifying sustainable concrete including design and construction considerations for buildings with low whole-life carbon. She covers responsible sourcing, use of low carbon cements, recycled aggregates, and tips for achieving material efficiency.  In addition she provides a summary of how these strategies, combined with use of thermal mass, can assist with scoring credits in BREEAM.

Elaine is the Head of Architecture at The Concrete Centre and has been a qualified architect for 25 years. She provides architectural advice and project and technical guidance related to the use of concrete, with a particular expertise in sustainable and visual concrete.


This webinar is provided by, and permission granted from, MPA The Concrete Centre and its content (including images and case studies) are courtesy of the companies as per listed within the slides. All advice or information from MPA The Concrete Centre is intended for those who will evaluate the significance and limitations of its contents and take responsibility for its use and application. No liability (including that for negligence) for any loss resulting from such advice or information is accepted by MPA The Concrete Centre or its subcontractors, suppliers or advisors. Viewers should note that webinars from MPA The Concrete Centre are subject to revision from time to time and they should therefore ensure that they are in possession of the latest version – see for more information.


Sustainable Construction and Development

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.