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The Concrete Centre

MPA The Concrete Centre is the market development organisation for the UK concrete industry. Our vision is to make concrete the material of choice. Our aim is to enable all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete.

MPA The Concrete Centre is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

MPA The Concrete Centre provides a concrete connection between producers and manufacturers, designers and engineers, contractors and clients. This connection takes the form of an impressive range of services and initiatives that seek to take concrete forward via information, inspiration and innovation.

The programme of services and initiatives includes:

Design guidance

Outputs from MPA The Concrete Centre include the publication of authoritative design guidance on a wide range of topics such as visual and structural design, thermal efficiency, sustainable construction, fire design and Eurocodes. See

Events & training for designers and constructors

A comprehensive education and training programme that provides in-depth knowledge of concrete specification, standards, best practice in the design and use of concrete and the performance benefits of concrete. See

Magazine supplements

In addition to the widely acclaimed Concrete Quarterly magazine, a number of other key magazine supplements are produced and placed within professional journals. See and


Underpinning the technical work of MPA The Concrete Centre is applied research which enables the development of new design solutions, provision of evidence for the advancement of codes and standards and which establishes the facts for designers to justify their schemes.

Online resources

The online resource available to architects and engineers, students and the public is significant.

In addition to its comprehensive website MPA The Concrete Centre has developed two specific industry websites and

Please note this website is maintained to provide information and guidance on UK issues, products and applications of those products.