Sustainable refurbishment – how to better understand, measure and reduce the embodied impacts

Around 10% of UK emissions are associated with the manufacture and transport of construction materials, and the construction process; and refurbishment projects make up a significant percentage of activities in the built environment. The UK is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050; savings linked to refurbishment will have an important part to play in meeting this target. … Continue reading “Sustainable refurbishment – how to better understand, measure and reduce the embodied impacts”

Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products

Alkali-activated (AA) binder technologies can utilise locally available clays, waste materials and industrial by-products in combination with a manufactured chemical activator. The production of AA binder technologies uses less energy and produces less carbon dioxide than conventional Portland cement (PC). Although low-carbon concretes made from AA binders share some materials in common with conventional PC-based … Continue reading “Alkali-activated binders for precast and ready-mixed concrete products”

Call for Abstracts – Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials

As a member of the IOM3 Sustainable Development Group  I am delighted to invite young researchers to submit abstracts to our third forum on Innovation in Construction Materials. The forum will take place at Imperial College London on Tuesday 12th April. The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for young researchers involved … Continue reading “Call for Abstracts – Young Researchers’ Forum III: Innovation in Construction Materials”