ASBP is pleased to again support London Build, one of the UK’s leading construction and design shows in the UK.
The UK’s biggest festival of construction features a jam-packed two days of incredible content across 7 conference stages, 400+ exhibitors, live music, entertainment and networking events including Meet the Buyer sessions, Women in Construction and much more.
The show features 500+ speakers across 7 conference floors and 220+ CPD sessions. Discover how you can get involved with major construction projects and hear from the UK’s leading architects, contractors, major developers, housing builders and more.
ASBP at London Build
ASBP will be involved in three sessions at the Sustainability Summit.
Wednesday 17th November, 13.00-13.50 – Circular Economy in Construction
ASBP Technical Associate Dr. Katherine Adams recently completed a PhD on construction and the circular economy and will take part in this panel session which includes ASBP Reducing Plastics in Construction Group member, Lynne Potter from Mace. Katherine will speak on our Reducing Plastics in Construction Group which is now in its 3rd year, plus provide an update on our circular economy activities.
Thursday 18th November, 14:00-14:50 – Innovating with Recycled and Natural Materials
This session will feature updates on two EU-funded Interreg (Channel Manche) research projects. The BIO-CIRC project has been investigating the potential reuse of a problematic waste source (polyester duvets) as an insulation material. The CobBauge Project has been working to develop a new, more thermally efficient form of cob (earth) construction.
More than just U-values: The multiple benefits of natural materials, Mark Lynn, ASBP Vice-Chair
- Mark is Vice-Chair of the ASBP and also a member of the ASBP Natural Fibre Insulation Group and has over 20 years’ experience of natural building materials in the fields of natural insulation and timber preservation. Mark is also Managing Director of Eden Renewable Innovations and is passionate about making the best use of local resources, minimising waste and ensuring that sustainability, performance and quality go hand in hand. Further more he has a strong scientific and commercial background, being a graduate of chemistry and having completed his MBA at the University of Edinburgh in 2001.
BIOCIRC – Investigating the reuse of polyester duvets as innovative insulation products, Chris Brookman, Project Partner, BIO-CIRC
- Chris is a project partner in the EU-funded Interreg research project BIO-CIRC. Chris has been working with partners from both sides of the Channel (ASBP, Nomadeis, Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd.) to investigate the potential reuse of a problematic waste source – polyester duvets. As part of the project three innovative insulation prototypes will be developed, made from a combination of re-fiberised polyester and bio-based materials (hemp and sheep’s wool). Chris’ background is in chemistry and he heads up the sustainable building materials supplier Back to Earth.
CobBauge – Working to develop a new, more thermally efficient form of cob (earth) construction, Matthew Fox, Lecturer, School of Art, Design and Architecture – University of Plymouth, and Dr. Jim Carfrae, Lecturer, School of Art, Design and Architecture – University of Plymouth
- Matthew is an architect, lecturer and researcher in sustainable architecture and natural building materials at the University of Plymouth. One of Matthew’s research projects is the Interreg funded CobBauge Project. This project has been working to develop a new, more thermally efficient form of cob (earth) construction. Work is underway to construct the first CobBauge building in the UK, which Matthew is leading as project architect.
- Jim is a lecturer and researcher in natural building materials at the University of Plymouth. Jim is a researcher in the Interreg funded CobBauge Project. This project has been working to develop a new, more thermally efficient form of cob (earth) construction. Jim has been leading the hands-on research into the earthen and fibre material properties in the Plymouth labs
Thursday 18th November, 15:00-15:50 – Exploring the Barriers and Opportunities for Mass Timber in Construction
This session will highlight the activities of our Timber Accelerator Hub project, which thanks to funding from the Laudes Foundation, aims to explore the barriers (e.g. fire safety, insurance) and opportunities for mass timber (such as cross-laminated timber, or CLT) construction in the UK. Phase 1 of the project is being led by Joe Giddings (ACAN) and involves regular stakeholder workshops with experts from across the construction, fire and insurance sectors, some of whom will be presenting at this session on their important work.
- Joe Giddings, Project Director, Timber Accelerator Hub
- Kirsten Haggart, Senior Associate at Waugh Thistleton Architects
- Dominic Lion, Associate Director of Real Estate, Chartered Insurance Broker, Gallagher
- José L. Torero, Professor Civil Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering – UCL
Exciting networking events and feature areas for 2021
Find out more about the show at: www.londonbuildexpo.com.
The BIOCIRC project has been awarded by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England programme, which is co-financed by the ERDF. The European Union (ERDF) will fund 80% of the project budget, which amounts to about €500,000 overall (€399,600 from ERDF).