Advances in innovative sustainable materials

This event will reconsider what is meant by sustainable building materials and showcase a number of new and emerging technologies and methods for construction products and materials.

This event is FREE to CIRIA members and members of The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP). 

5 April 2016 
14.00 - 17.30 (Networking lunch & registration from 1.30pm) 

A number of recent developments are contributing to the variety of sustainable materials available for large scale construction projects. This event will showcase these projects and other research in this area and discuss how the construction industry can ensure better take up of these and ensure consideration of sustainable materials as an integral part of all projects.

This seminar will showcase a number of projects and case studies which are redefining ‘sustainable definitions’ through material technology advances.

Workshop aims:

Delegates at this event will:

•    Hear the latest research into innovative and sustainable construction materials
•    See case studies where the use of innovative materials have reduced carbon,
      increased health in buildings and reduced environmental impacts.
•    Discuss the challenges of including new and innovative materials in projects
•    Consider the latest research in material technologies

Who should attend 
Specifiers, designers, sustainability managers, structural engineers, researchers, manufacturers


13.30     Registration and networking lunch
14.00     Welcome and introduction
              Gary Newman, Executive Chair, ASBP 

Reducing environmental impacts of construction and infrastructure materials through research

14.10    BRE centre for innovative construction materials
             Dr Pete Walker, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
             BRE Trust Chair of Innovative Construction Materials & Bhavna 
             Sharma, Lecturer, University of Bath
14.30    Considering sustainable resources
             Michael Ramage, Director, Senior Lecturer, Architectural Engineering
             University of Cambridge & Bhavna Sharma, Lecturer, University of Bath 
14.50    Barriers to using non-traditional materials
             Jannik Giesekam, Research Fellow in Energy, Materials and Climate Policy,
             University of Leeds 
15.10    Q & A
15.30    Coffee 

Revolutionising the construction industry 

16.00    Inspired by nature: Biomimicry in construction
             Oliver Teall, Post-graduate research engineer, Costain 
16.15    Sustianble alternatives to Portland cement?
             Colum McCague, The Mineral Products Association
16.30    "The more you know about engineered timber...."
             Adrian Campbell, Associate director, Arup 
16.45    Going modular - Biobased materials
             Finlay White, Modcell
17.00    Q & A 
17.25    Close


5 April 2016 
14.00 - 17.30 (Registration from 1.30pm) 

CIRIA Offices, Griffin Court 
15 Long Lane, London 

FREE for CIRIA members 
£75 + VAT for all other attendees 

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) members can also attend this event for FREE. To register you will need to contact Patrick Williams using the details below. 

If you are unable to book online contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300. Your completed booking form can be returned by post or email to Patrick Williams.

05/04/2016 - 05/04/2016
Griffin Court
15 Long Lane
London, EC1A 9PN

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