The resurgence of interest in the potential of concrete and its architectural and engineering possibilities will be examined as part of the 2006 graduate summer workshop, to be held between 21 and 25 August.

The Concrete Centre, in collaboration with the University of Kingston's School of Architecture and Department of Engineering, is putting on the five-day residential workshop under the theme of "adventures beyond modernism". The workshop will allow recently graduated architects and engineers to build on the basics and there will be sessions on materials, structures and surfaces exploring the latest concrete developments. Activities will include lectures by designers and specialists, visits to notable London buildings, demonstrations and "hands on" design with concrete. The programme is organised with parallel sessions for architects and engineers, including the popular tools and techniques course and joint project activities.

Graduates will emerge from the course with a greater understanding and confidence in using concrete for buildings and other applications. The course fee of £350 includes four nights accommodation, all meals and course materials. To register contact The Concrete Centre on 0700 4 500 500, email or visit www.concretecentre/events.