Innovative construction materials – the art of the possible

Hosted by CIRIA, this event was a free seminar to discuss issues that construction practitioners have when choosing sustainable and resilient materials for their projects. It explored how innovative materials could be applied in construction projects in light of the findings of the Materials for Life (M4L) project. Further details about the event can be found on CIRIA's website

The programme for the day can be found here.

  1. The benefits of innovation - a contractors perspective Oliver Teall Costain
  2. What are biomimetic self-healing construction materials and where now? Prof. Bob Lark Cardiff University
  3. The need for smart, sustainable construction materials – a clients perspective Paul Morris Tideway
  4. What is required from design codes and specification for concrete – barriers and challenges for new materials Jenny Burridge The Concrete Centre
  5. A consultant’s point of view – opportunities for novel materials? Raghuraj Pandya Atkins
  6. A contractor’s point of view – challenges with using novel materials Dr. Howard Jeffrey Skanska

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