The CRA offers two CPD Presentations:

  • The route to a successful concrete repair
  • Structural strengthening with fibre reinforced polymers

The programmes are specifically designed to give an insight into concrete repair procedures and allied refurbishment techniques. They have been produced for the benefit of specifiers, contractors and owners of structures/buildings containing concrete components who need a brief explanation of the methods and just as importantly, the critical matters to be taken into account when looking at specific projects.

The CRA can arrange to present all, or any of the individual CPD presentations at your offices and at a time and date of your choosing, provided a minimum of four delegates are able to attend.

Each presentation lasts for an hour. The programmes are each 45 minutes in duration, with 15 minutes set aside for questions. To enable both technical and practical queries to be dealt with, the programmes are normally presented by a specialist contractor and a specialist product manufacturer member of the CRA.

For further information or to arrange for a CPD presentation to be delivered at your premises, contact the CRA Offices Tel: 01420 471615. Email:[/vc_column_text]


This programme has been in place for a number of years now, but has recently been updated in line with BS EN 1504 – ‘Products and systems for the protection and repair of concrete structures – Definitions, requirements, quality control and evaluation of conformity’.  The Standard is the framework around which clients and their consultants, or designers, can build a specification.

The programme deals with the essential steps that need to be followed or considered, before, during and after, carrying out concrete repair.   It does not attempt to delve into the intricacies of specification, or site works.   Rather, by following the steps outlined and by reference to the more detailed publications/advisors highlighted, the reader should avoid many of the pitfalls endemic in concrete repair projects of all sizes.


This programme provides an overview of structural strengthening using fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) composite materials.  This programme outlines the different types of FRP available (such as flat layers containing unidirectional fibres or woven fibre fabrics embedded within a thin layer of light polymer matrix material) and the types of structure they can be used to strengthen.

The information delivered will enable the reader to avoid basic errors when employing, specifying and/or applying such composites.

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