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About our RAAC (Concrete Crisis) news

Latest news on the RAAC crisis, with updates as crumbling concrete threatens schools, hospitals and more buildings, amid calls for government action.

RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) is a lightweight, porous concrete used extensively in mid-20th century buildings across the UK. Now, it's causing a national crisis. Over time, RAAC weakens significantly, especially when exposed to water, making it prone to sudden collapse with little warning. This poses a major safety threat to schools, hospitals, courts, theaters, and even the Houses of Parliament.

The RAAC crisis escalated dramatically in 2023. Inspections triggered widespread school closures, while iconic buildings face uncertain futures. This urgent situation highlights potential historical failures in building safety oversight and raises serious questions about the government's response. Experts demand solutions ranging from extensive replacement programs to rigorous monitoring systems.

NewsNow brings you the latest on the RAAC crisis. Our feed delivers real-time updates, expert analysis, and insights into the impact on schools, communities, and government policy. Stay informed about this unfolding critical issue affecting buildings across the nation.

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