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Design FAQ

MPA Precast are committed to providing technical information on precast concrete elements and associated fixings and design considerations. As part of this commitment, MPA Precast is now the new home for Key2Concrete. Key2Concrete has been an industry driven reference site for information on the applications and techniques behind the use precast concrete. The aim of Key2Concrete was to provide information and guidance on good practice within the concrete sector.

This extensive body of knowledge has been reinvigorated through collaboration with Cliff Billington MBE, the original author of Key2Concrete. The MPA Precast technical library is now the home of up-to-date information on precast construction methods. 

The use of Key2Concrete content should only be done in conjunction with relevant product standards and safe installation guidance found within the Code of Practice for Safe Installation.

The practices, products and techniques set out in Key2Concrete represent typical scenarios in the opinion of the author. However, for up-to-date project specific advise contact your precast supplier directly.