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Reference Number InnUK/102474/01
Title Solid Cork Building Envelope
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
MPH Architects
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 October 2015
End Date 31 March 2018
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £108,733
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1502_CRD2_BUIL_BWLP - Building whole-life performance. Activity Building whole-life performance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , MPH Architects (66.711%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Amorim UK Limited (19.532%)
Project Contact , Ty-Mawr Lime Limited (13.757%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College London (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract Driven by simplicity and sustainability, the project aims to research and develop the viability of a single-layer high-performance building envelope system for use across the construction sector, and for housing development and primary education projects in particular. As a radically simple alternative to the complexity of multi-layered forms of construction, the proposed low-impact building system will be made almost entirely from a solid, load-bearing bio-renewable material. Developed as a prefabricated dry-joint construction kit, the system would facilitate simple on-site assembly as well as disassembly for re-use or reycling at the end of the building life. The project will incorporate material laboratory tests, environmental monitoring of a trial structure, and post-occupancy evaluation of a prototype house constructed to UK Building Regulations. The dissemination of these outputs will include articles, seminars, workshops and presentations at relevant trade fairs such as Ecobuild. A market appraisal will assess the proposed system in relation to routes to market, with a view to accessing the market with a new widely-applicable carbon-negative building system.Driven by simplicity and sustainability, the project aims to research and develop the viability of a single-layer high-performance building envelope system for use across the construction sector, and for housing development and primary education projects in particular. As a radically simple alternative to the complexity of multi-layered forms of construction, the proposed low-impact building system will be made almost entirely from a solid, load-bearing bio-renewable material. Developed as a prefabricated dry-joint construction kit, the system would facilitate simple on-site assembly as well as disassembly for re-use or reycling at the end of the building life. The project will incorporate material laboratory tests, environmental monitoring of a trial structure, and post-occupancy evaluation of a prototype house constructed to UK Building Regulations. The dissemination of these outputs will include articles, seminars, workshops and presentations at relevant trade fairs such as Ecobuild. A market appraisal will assess the proposed system in relation to routes to market, with a view to accessing the market with a new widely-applicable carbon-negative building system.Driven by simplicity and sustainability, the project aims to research and develop the viability of a single-layer high-performance building envelope system for use across the construction sector, and for housing development and primary education projects in particular. As a radically simple alternative to the complexity of multi-layered forms of construction, the proposed low-impact building system will be made almost entirely from a solid, load-bearing bio-renewable material. Developed as a prefabricated dry-joint construction kit, the system would facilitate simple on-site assembly as well as disassembly for re-use or reycling at the end of the building life. The project will incorporate material laboratory tests, environmental monitoring of a trial structure, and post-occupancy evaluation of a prototype house constructed to UK Building Regulations. The dissemination of these outputs will include articles, seminars, workshops and presentations at relevant trade fairs such as Ecobuild. A market appraisal will assess the proposed system in relation to routes to market, with a view to accessing the market with a new widely-applicable carbon-negative building system.Driven by simplicity and sustainability, the project aims to research and develop the viability of a single-layer high-performance building envelope system for use across the construction sector, and for housing development and primary education projects in particular. As a radically simple alternative to the complexity of multi-layered forms of construction, the proposed low-impact building system will be made almost entirely from a solid, load-bearing bio-renewable material. Developed as a prefabricated dry-joint construction kit, the system would facilitate simple on-site assembly as well as disassembly for re-use or reycling at the end of the building life. The project will incorporate material laboratory tests, environmental monitoring of a trial structure, and post-occupancy evaluation of a prototype house constructed to UK Building Regulations. The dissemination of these outputs will include articles, seminars, workshops and presentations at relevant trade fairs such as Ecobuild. A market appraisal will assess the proposed system in relation to routes to market, with a view to accessing the market with a new widely-applicable carbon-negative building system.Driven by simplicity and sustainability, the project aims to research and develop the viability of a single-layer high-performance building envelope system for use across the construction sector, and for housing development and primary education projects in particular. As a radically simple alternative to the complexity of multi-layered forms of construction, the proposed low-impact building system will be made almost entirely from a solid, load-bearing bio-renewable material. Developed as a prefabricated dry-joint construction kit, the system would facilitate simple on-site assembly as well as disassembly for re-use or reycling at the end of the building life. The project will incorporate material laboratory tests, environmental monitoring of a trial structure, and post-occupancy evaluation of a prototype house constructed to UK Building Regulations. The dissemination of these outputs will include articles, seminars, workshops and presentations at relevant trade fairs such as Ecobuild. A market appraisal will assess the proposed system in relation to routes to market, with a view to accessing the market with a new widely-applicable carbon-negative building system.
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