Conference 2: Tuesday 3 November 2015
Quality Precast Concrete Construction:
Dedicated to
Martin Clarke
Past Chief Executive, British Precast Concrete Federation
With a background in market and business development for major players in the UK concrete industry, Martin Clarke joined the British Cement Association in 1990 as its Marketing Director. Here, to compensate for the severe reduction in funding from the cement industry, he pioneered the development of Alliances and Focus Groups within specific market and professional sectors. In 2002 he was invited to join the British Precast Concrete Federation as Chief Executive, where he introduced the use of industry charters to Raise the Bar in safety and environment standards. Under his leadership, the precast industry reduced accident frequency by 75% in 10 years. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the concrete industry by the Queen in 2013. Ever keen on the concrete industry sharing a global platform, in 2014 Martin Clarke launched a new initiative, the World Concrete Forum, along with his own practice, Clarke Consult.
Opening Paper: "Raising the Bar - how to achieve safe, sustainable and high quality precast concrete production: case studies and lessons"