Materials for Life (M4L)

Biomimetic multi-scale damage immunity for construction materials

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Developing a new generation of unique, versatile and robust self-healing construction materials

  • Inspired by nature
  • A sustainable and resilient built environment and infrastructure
  • Self-healing materials and structures that continually monitor, regulate, adapt and repair themselves
  • Enhanced durability, improved safety, reduced maintenance costs
  • Conglomerate materials (e.g. concrete, grout, grouted soils)

Self-healing over multiple spatial and temporal scales:

  • Nano/micro - microencapsulation for chemical and biological healing
  • Micro/meso - healing through bacterial action
  • Meso/macro - physical crack-closing techniques
  • Multi-scale - flow networks

Follow the project updates on twitter @materials4life

 

M4L Webinar - Use of innovative construction materials - the next step

Tuesday 13th September July 2016, Online

This is a free lunchtime webinar and a follow on seminar from the event that took place on 20 July 2016 to discuss issues that construction practitioners have when choosing sustainable and resilient materials for their projects.To find out more visit https://www.ciria.org/CIRIA/Navigation/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=E16253

 

M4L Academic Event 

Tuesday 27th September July 2016, Cardiff University

If you are interested in joining us for this event, please get in touch with Dr Robert Davies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Prof Bob Lark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.