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David Bennett

Architectural Concrete Consultant

Specialist advisor and  architectural concrete consultant to  architects, contractors, consulting engineers, interior designers and developers , on the use and application of   insitu and precast architectural concrete  in framed buildings, basements, floors, landscape,  staircases  and  interiors ; including  architectural concrete specification  writing,  site workmanship training , concrete site supervision duties , guidance on formwork design and detailing ; plus  the repair and reinstatement  of  fine concrete finishes.  

He  runs  CPDs  and  Short  Courses  on Visual Concrete and Fine  Concrete Finishes , Handcrafted Concrete for  Small Works and   Innovations in  Concrete  Technology  for  architects and professional  practices,  and  lectures  at  twelve  schools  of  architecture in  the UK. 

He arranges  and  chairs  the   Concrete  Elegance  Seminar  Series  on behalf  of  The Concrete Centre,  which is  held  at  The Building Centre in  London. 

He is the author of  a number  of  published   books  on concrete,  which include  “Exploring Concrete Architecture”  and   “The Art of   Precast  Concrete”  by Birkhauser;  “Architectural Insitu Concrete”  and   “Sustainable  Concrete Architecture”  published  by  RIBA Publications and sponsored  by The Concrete Centre;  and "New Concrete Innovations"  published  by Thomas Telford  Ltd. 

New build advisory work  in  2012- 2013 (selected) :                        

 Project                                                                                Architect       

Gee Street Development, London                                 -    Munkenbeck and Partners

RCA Dyson Building, London                                      -    Haworth Tomkins

Doncaster Civic Centre, Doncaster                                -   Cartwright Pickard

Manchester Metropolitan University                              -   Feilden  Clegg Bradley

The Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park                                -    Zaha Hadid  

Sainsbury Research Building, Cambridge                      -    Stanton Williams 

Central St Martin's  Arts University, London                 -   Stanton Williams

Trafford  Town  Hall , Manchester                                 -   5 Plus Architects 

The Forum, Elmer Square , Southend                             -   ADP

UCB Phase 1, Birmingham                                             -   Associated Architects

Dun Loaghare  Library & Cultural Centre,  Dublin        -   Carr Cotter Naessens

Boldrewood , Southampton                                             -   Grimshaws

Abu Dhabi, Buenos Ares, Mumbai                                  -   Foster and Partners

LSE Student Building , London                                       -   Toumey and O'Donnell

Engineering Building, Lancaster University                    -   John  McAslan + Partners 

Private  Houses  and  Small Works                                  -   various  

Concrete in Architecture  2014

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