This article describes the programme of the Concrete Research & Innovation Centre (CRIC), a joint venture recently announced by the British Cement Association (BCA) and Imperial College (IC), London, whose main launch is scheduled for 1 October 1994. CRIC will take over part of the research function of BCA, which is becoming more of a trade association, and much of its research will be performed at IC's Civil Engineering Department. Important fields of research there include environmental engineering, transport, and soil mechanics. Building subsidence effects of the proposed new Jubilee Line extension and CrossRail line in London are being studied; actual and predicted movements will be compared when tunnelling goes ahead. One key to the success of the CRIC research programme is its many marketing activities, seeking further support for its research projects. Although CRIC is intended as a focal point for concrete research, CRIC will also involve with other universities and already has an informal link with the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Most of BCA's existing commercial research projects are soon to be transferred to IC.

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  • Authors:
    • RUSSELL, L
  • Publication Date: 1993-4-8


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  • Pagination: p. 10
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  • Accession Number: 00662430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM