PRECAST2016: In Review

1 Jun 2016

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. Over 400 delegates attended the event, which included up to date briefings on key topics including Building Information Modelling (BIM), High Speed 2, RCS, Legal Guidelines, Acoustic Performance, Economic Outlook presented by guest experts. Continuing our initiatives with members to improve loading safety, Wincanton held a series of informative live demonstrations with vehicles outside of the stadium. This year, Mentor Training was also involved in outdoor workshops, illustrating the safe use of prefabricated towers.

Speed networking sessions with manufacturers were 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 3 year’s service as President and Matthew Clay of Forterra welcomed as the new President.

Andrew Minson, 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 a testament to the value of being part of British Precast and the health of the precast and masonry sector.”