The Chair Writes…

The Chair Writes - Patrick Quartion SCA Chair Hello everyone and welcome to the 3rd edition of “The Chair Writes” from the Structural Concrete Alliance. This year has been a very testing year for so many of us and I hope that everyone is keeping safe and well during this period. I think it is important [...]

The Concrete Society Awards 2020

The Concrete Society Awards 2020 - The CRA Repair & Refurbishment Award This year's awards saw three projects announced in the shortlist. They were: Currall Lewis and Martin Construction Ltd for their A38(M) DC 10-16 Concrete Repairs + ICCP project. Fosroc Ltd & Beton Bauen Ltd for their joint work on the Newbridge on Wye, Powys &, [...]

Ask the Specialists

Ask the Specialists - Recordings & Volunteer for 2021! The Alliance hosted a series of webinars throughout September, which were really positively received. We have had a hugely positive response to the webinars and many requests to continue this format in the future, which we endeavour to do. The webinars were also recorded, and are [...]

Training Update – November 2020

CPA Announce Partnership with ICorr Training Corrosion Control Services Limited has formed a partnership with the Corrosion Prevention Association to provide an examination and test centre in Telford, Shropshire to deliver world-leading training and examinations, in accordance with ISO 15257: 2017 Competence levels of Cathodic Protection, on behalf of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr). The [...]

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update November 2020 COVID-19 has shaken the world, the effects of which are still being felt today. The Alliance has continued to support its members during this difficult time by keeping members up to date with the latest guidance and advice from Build UK. AGM, the Alliance secretariat, have also put together a comprehensive document [...]

CP-Tech – Saints Peter Paul and Philomena Church, New Brighton

CPT PatchGuard Connect system protects historic coastal church Saints Peter Paul and Philomena Church, New Brighton Saints Peter Paul and Philomena Church is an imposing Grade 2 listed basilica like structure completed in 1933. Clearly visible from the sea, it was nicknamed the ‘Dome of Home’ during World War 2 by seamen returning to Liverpool. Unfortunately, [...]


CEMPLAS - New life for Swansgate One of the recent largest public sector car park structural car park refurbishments is being carried out in 2020 by longstanding CRA member Cemplas Waterproofing & Concrete Repairs. The multi-£m refurbishment project at Swansgate MSCP – comprising a complex package of corrosion management works – has entailed a phased [...]

CRL – Enterprise House, East London

CRL Undertake Repairs to Enterprise House, East London CRL are currently carrying out the repairs and refurbishment of the external facades at Enterprise House (a nine-storey block of 188 retirement flats) in Chingford, East London. The building was originally constructed between 1965 and 1967 and is made up of a concrete frame with concrete block [...]

RESAPOL – Redbridge Viaduct

Resapol - Redbridge Viaduct Redbridge Viaduct is a 50 year old bridge carrying westbound traffic out of Southampton over Test Lane, the railway and the River Test. A potential structural issue with the bridges was made apparent after an independent report had found them to be in “significant poor condition”, with the main damage appearing [...]


Flexcrete Facelift for DVLA Car Park A multi-storey car park in Swansea is receiving a major facelift using Flexcrete’s concrete repair and protection products. Foreva Concrete Repairs, a subsidiary company of Freyssinet, is undertaking concrete repair and waterproofing works at the car park on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) site in Swansea. Flexcrete [...]

FOSROC – Burwood Court

Fosroc Ltd - Burwood Court Burwood Court comprises 3 residential blocks of 3 storey flats constructed of a concrete frame and brick cladding with exposed concrete walkways which had deteriorated over time and required repair and protection.  A visual inspection revealed spalling concrete, and exposed steel reinforcement due to low cover and carbonation attack, as [...]

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