low carbon construction composites

  • The construction composites market is driven by the increasing penetration of composites in the construction industry and the long life and low maintenance cost of composites.


  • 14h00 14h30 Registration. 14h30 14h40 Welcome and introduction. Patricio Moreno Montero, Acciona Contruccion. 14h40 14h55 Unlocking the potential of biomaterials for low carbon construction. Mike Lawrence, University of Bath ... 16h50 17h10 Forest based composites for façades and interior partitions to improve indoor air quality. Nayra Uranga Loredo, Acciona Construccion. 17h10 17h30 Q&A and concluding remarks. Patricio Moreno Montero& ...


  • Composite floors are the most common structural system for multi-storey buildings in the UK, accounting for approximately 40% of such floor area built annually [7]. However composite construction is listed as a barrier to deconstruction [8] with Webster & Costello [9] recommending it be avoided in designs for deconstruction. If a system can be found that permits composite action and also allows deconstruction, then reuse can be enabled and hence carbon dioxide emissions reduced.


  • This paper focuses on certain issues pertaining to energy, carbon emissions and sustainability of building construction with particular reference to. ... International Journal of low-carbon Technologies, Volume 4, Issue 3, 1 September 2009, Pages 175 181, doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctp025 ..... Composite masonry jack-arch roof or floor system, RC filler slab, unreiforced masonry vaults, etc. represent some of the low energy intensity options for floor and roof slabs.


  • The use of lightweight and energy-saving cementitious materials is one of the interesting trends of modern architecture and building technology [86]. Indeed, LWC can reduce the structural dead loads, the loads of foundations, and consequently the construction costs. Lightweight aggregates can be also inorganic and low-embodied-carbon composites. Yang and Zhang [87] studied a new type of lightweight inorganic aggregate concrete by replacing organic material.


  • The research investigates new light-weight composite materials, as well as new types of honeycomb structures, for use in products, in particular in aerospace, automotive and construction industries, with the objectives of reducing materials utilisation in product designs and minimising weight, leading to greater energy efficiency of products in use. We are particularly interested in optimising the structure of materials at the product design and manufacturing stages and in developing& ...


  • TIMBER-CONCRETE COMPOSITE. FLOORS IN URBAN BUILDINGS: OPTIONS FOR A low carbon. BUILDING DESIGN. Christofer Skaar1,2, Bård S. Solem3 and Petra Rüther1 ... e-construction dem olition. Transport. W aste processing. D isposal. R euse-R ecovery-R ecycling- potential. Use. M aintenance. R epair. R eplacem ent. R efurbishm ent. O perational energy use. Product stage Assembly stage. Use stage. End of life stage. Beyond the system boundaries. R aw m aterials.


  • Alternatively, airlines have the option to use, "bonded composite repairs, which offer improved aerodynamic and aesthetic finish." These repairs can take significantly longer (~24hr), but the overall maintenance schedule versus metallic components is touted as being lower. carbon fiber construction leads to reduced routine and nonroutine maintenance through two major factors: corrosion and fatigue. Corrosion of ceramic and polymeric materials tends to be less& ...


  • lightweight feature, and easily integrated with the suspending ceiling, ventilation and lighting system because of its designed shape. This investigation also provided plenty of information concerning the use of this potential building component in the low carbon construction industry, which could save up to 50% heating energy and reduce. CO2 emissions by 40% compared to the traditional construction industry. Key words: Composite floor panel system, pultruded CFRP slab, low& ...


  • As is the case in a number of countries, the UK construction industry faces the challenge of expanding production whilst making ambitious greenhouse gas emission reductions. Embodied carbon constitutes a growing proportion of whole-life carbon emissions and accounts for a significant share of total UK emissions. A key mitigation strategy is increasing the use of alternative materials with lower embodied carbon. The economic, technical, practical and cultural& ...


  • carbon Fiber composites. carbon fiber is a strong, stiff, lightweight enabling material for improved performance in many applications. However, use of carbon fiber composites in cost-sensitive, high-volume industrial applications such as automobiles, wind energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure is limited because of today's relatively high price. Current methods for manufacturing carbon fiber and carbon-fiber-reinforced composite structures tend to be slow and energy intensive. New& ...