Research & Development
The UKCSA is committed to investing in independent research to constantly improve knowledge of cast stone and its performance and works with suppliers to ensure that a consistently high quality of material can be provided to the market. This commitment lead to the Cast Stone Association commissioning a two year research project, to be carried out in conjunction with the Concrete Technology Unit of the University of Dundee, to investigate the performance of cast stone. Many of the findings have been included in the UKCSA Standard, and the University confirmed that cast stone weathered in a similar way to natural stone when both were exposed to identical atmospheric conditions.
The UKCSA maintains this web site which allows instant access to technical information by all sectors of the market. It is regularly updated and features recent projects showing the versatility and durability of cast stone. In addition the cast stone industry has LinkedIn and Twitter pages, and UKCSA has its own Facebook page, which we encourage you to follow to be immediately informed of any developments in the industry.