The association for the manufacturers of architectural cladding and structural precast concrete



BPAS News, our new publication is now available to download. Our members have developed and been involved in a number of projects which are showcased in detail in BPAS News . These case studies are also available to view online here.



The newsletter publication of the Structural Precast Association (SPA), now ASPA.

Older SPANEWS publications available here.


Façade 2011

The newsletter publication of the Architectural Cladding Association (ACA), now ASPA.

Older Façade publications available here.


Cast in Concrete: a guide to the design of precast concrete and reconstructed stone.

Cast in Concrete, a book by Susan Dawson, architect and former Working Details Editor of the AJ, will give you the knowledge on how to make the most out of the qualities of Architectural Precast Cladding. It describes how precast units are manufactured and finished, how decisions made in the design of a façade will affect the process of construction, and how to realise 'positive' procurement and fast-track construction.


The Carbon Footprint of Structural and Architectural Precast – ASPA Factsheet

This factsheet offers a calculated carbon footprint for 1 tonne of generic precast concrete used in structural and architectural applications. It also offers calculations for the carbon footprint of 1 tonne of structural precast and 1 m² of architectural cladding (with brick facing and insulation). Coming soon


Specification Guide for Precast Cladding

This new publication will offer advice for architects and specifiers to guide them on how to specify precast cladding.

Coming soon


Code of Practice for the Safe Installation of Structural and Architectural Precast Concrete

This new Code of Practice updates and combines two previous publications by the Structural Precast Association (SPA) and the Architectural Cladding Association (ACA). Coming Soon





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