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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

ecobuild

Ecobuild

Waste

Waste

Offsite

Offsite

Urban Infrastructure

Urban Infrastructure

Materials

Materials

Energy

Energy

Buildings

Buildings

Interiors

Interiors

Materials

Materials

Materials

Materials hub

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The future of Materials

Uniting the latest innovations, research and understanding in mainstream materials such as timber and concrete, alongside a spotlight on emerging alternatives, the Materials Hub brought together the latest advances and expertise from across the sector.

To support the best possible material choices on the projects you are working on, the Hub provided a platform to meet and learn from leading industry bodies, including TRADA, The Concrete Centre, Wood for Good and the Mineral Products Association.

Adding to the knowledge sharing and practical demonstrations on offer was an exhibitor list featuring top brands representing all building materials, including Nudura, Cemex UK, Creagh Concrete, Piveteaubois and Steico.

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Concrete Futures

Exploring Innovation and New Technology

The challenges that face our built environment seem to be increasing, as are the demands we make of our buildings and infrastructure. We need robustness and solidity to feel safe and secure, we must build-in resilience to climate change and be able to deal with overheating, flooding, storms… all in an increasingly urban environment where high-density housing can exacerbate some of these issues. We must ensure solutions are low carbon, material efficient and without compromising quality and performance standards, such as fire safety and non-combustibility.

This feature, in partnership with The Concrete Centre and This is Concrete explored innovation and new technology in materials, production, logistics, construction and reuse. Visitors were able to find out how concrete is evolving and innovating to deliver a sustainable built environment now and for future generations.

Natural Building UK

Natural Building UK

The Natural Building UK area sat at the centre of the Materials Hub. This area offered free educational information, expert support and showcased natural materials and businesses within the UK natural building industry.
TRADA Bookshop & stand

TRADA Bookshop & stand

The TRADA stands gave construction professionals the opportunity to view the work created as part of the TRADA University Challenge competition, and a place to read the latest timber publications.
Wood for Good

Wood for Good

Visitors were able to explore modern timber design showcasing pioneering projects, healthy buildings in healthy places, and driving design quality through modern methods of construction.

2019 Materials Hub exhibitors included

Materials Seminar Programme

Look below at the 2019 programme to see what topics were dicussed over the three day event. If you are interested in viewing the presentation slides from any of the sessions please click here.

If you require CPD points from any of the sessions you attended, you can submit your request here.

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    Materials Hub theatre
    This year TRADA and Wood for Good are launching ‘Timber Design Pioneers’ at Futurebuild. This free t ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    Materials have a major role to play in developing sustainable solutions for structural and energy ef ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    Airtightness in buildings is improving thermal performance and energy-efficiency. However, some materials used to trap heat in buildings also trap moisture, which can lead to damp and mould. How can natural materials provide a VOC-free, low-carbon solution to moisture control in buildings?
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session from the CPA will showcase the latest materials developments – exploring the current wo ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session will explore a range of innovations and new technology being applied to materials, prod ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session will provide guidance on best practice in material efficiency, exploring reducing embod ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session will provide guidance on how the design and construction of homes using concrete and masonry provides long-term resilience.
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    The construction industry has been severely challenged by the need for improved building performance ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This year TRADA and Wood for Good are launching ‘Timber Design Pioneers’ at Futurebuild. This free t ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    The thermal properties of insulation are important but there are many more aspects in which insulation can affect a building’s performance. This session will examine three aspects in more detail: health & well-being, preventing overheating and moisture control & breathability.
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre

    Delivered by The Centre for Alternative Technology

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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session will showcase recent developments within the steel construction sector. It will cover a ...
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This session will explore how structural materials play a part in ensuring that our buildings are fit for the future. It will show how concrete structures are resilient to climate change, low carbon, material efficient, robust, fire resistant, secure and built to last. Presentations will include a case study of White Collar Factory by AHMM Architects.
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    • Materials
    Materials Hub theatre
    This year TRADA and Wood for Good are launching ‘Timber Design Pioneers’ at Futurebuild. This free t ...
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