the face of
Game Changing Products and Technology
Success in design and construction inevitably involves products and technology. When the industry is working well there is a dialogue between designers, product manufacturers, technology inventors and construction delivery.
We surveyed 11 specifiers and asked ‘Looking back over your time in practice, what have been the ‘game changing’ products and technologies that have influenced your work?’ From this we have compiled a list of 30 products that have changed the face of the Built Environment.
Game Changing innovations in energy
Sustainability engineer, Buro Happold
Co-Founder, BBM Sustainable Design Limited
Architect, Studio Bark
Interiors Architect & Founder, Freespace design
Bill Dunster OBE
Architect and founder, Zedfactory
Associate Director, Cowan Architects
Director, John Gilbert Architects
Partner, Cullinan Studio
Director, Prewett bizley
Principal, Twinn Sustainability Innovation
Consultant structural engineer, engineershrw
<span style=”color:#000000″>Bill Dunster OBE</span> architect and founder, zedfactory
Glass/ Glass mono BIPV
The mass production of monocrystalline solar electric silicon wafers laminated between two sheets of glass with 3 mm gaps that transmit daylight has been an influential technology. These products are often called glass or glass mono building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).
Lithium ion phosphate battery – LiPo4
This compact, chemically stable and lightweight battery is interchangeable with personal electric transport and can store sufficient renewable energy in a building clad in BIPV to power most lifestyles and workstyles throughout night and day.
Proctor has developed Wraptite, a self-adhesive, vapour permeable airtightness membrane, to achieve energy efficiency in buildings. This moves the air barrier to the outside of the building, so there are far fewer opportunities for air to penetrate the barrier.