Future Materials at Ecobuild 2017

  • 6 Mar 2017

The latest discoveries in future building materials and processes to life with a Future Materials feature are coming to Ecobuild 2017, which opens 7-9 March at ExCel London.

Future Materials will give the industry and exclusive inside look at innovative research and future-thinking with three themed product showcases and series of daily panel presentations – Low Carbon, Inspired Nature, and processes & Manufacturing.

The UK Climate Impacts Programme’s Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change knowledge exchange network curated Future Materials, can be found on Regeneration Drive at The Campus and is set to highlight breakthrough and creativity in the industry.

The BRE Academy hub will host the dedicated series of panel presentations with day one, 7th March, will explore the topic of Low Carbon and the importance of lowering out carbon footprint and with innovations that advance the way we design and construct buildings making it easier. 

Presentations on 8th March will cover the Inspired by Nature theme, highlighting the possibilities when we bring together natural nature and engineering solutions. 

Finally, on 9th March, waste reduction, implementing efficient practices and improving operations will addressed. 

Visitors will have the chance to see examples of the pioneering product research discussed within the Future Materials masterclasses before it reaches the wider market in the product showcases located on Regeneration Drive. 

Principal Investigator at ARCC, Roger Street said its Future Materials gallery is a must see for those involved in all aspects of the full lifecycle of a building; from site assessment and design and development, to building operations and maintenance regimes.

The Future Materials sessions and showcases demonstrate to professionals working at entry level how they can help bring about change in the construction industry, explained Brand Director at Ecobuild, Martin Hurn.

The Future Materials series and gallery will sit as part of Ecobuild’s Campus destination at the show. An interactive innovation hub for architects, designers, creatives and specifiers, the Campus will uncover the inspirational people and products that are set to transform the construction industry. 

The dedicated BRE Academy will also be within Ecobuild’s Campus destination, hosting an exclusive series of masterclasses. Answer and content questions on subjects such as BIM, responsible sourcing, BREEAM, change management and the Home Quality Mark will be delivered each day by a variety of industry experts.

Paul Oakley, Director of BIM at BRE Group, will kick off the BRE Academy programme on 7th March with a talk around BIM standards, method and procedures. 

The programme will welcome Stuart Blofeld, SiteSmart Training Lead at BRE Group, and will ask ‘Are you SiteSmart?’, whilst guest speaker Professor Kevin Lomas, of Loughborough University, will discuss overheating in buildings.

Ecobuild 2017 will be taking place at ExCel London on 7-9 March. Free to attend – link for visitor registration.

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