What is the CBDG?

Members of CBDG

The membership comprises of major companies who are actively involved in the concrete and/or bridge industries, especially:

  • Bridge owners
  • Consulting engineers
  • Contractors
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Suppliers
  • Associated industry groups
  • Individual consultants
  • Close ties and relationships are also maintained with associated UK institutions and overseas bodies.

Renowned organisations belong to CBDG

Group Objective

Our objective is to assess the challenges within the industry and maximise opportunities to develop the wider and better use of concrete. By doing so, the CBDG can, with others, promote an integrated approach and the use of best practice in technical, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete design, construction and maintenance.

Brief History

A group of 36 bridge enthusiasts, prompted by the British Cement Association, met at an exploratory meeting on June 28th 1991 at Wexham Springs in Buckinghamshire. As a result, the Concrete Bridge Development Group was incorporated on March 3rd 1992 and the Inaugural Meeting followed on March 27th 1992 at the Institution of Structural Engineers, London by which time others had joined. Bridge-owners were subsequently invited into membership in 1993.