03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
Tue & Wed 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 16:00

Resourceful Materials

Resourceful Materials

New for 2020 is Resourceful Materials, where you will be able to find the very latest advances and expertise in materials used in the structure of buildings, that will help reduce the lifetime carbon footprint.

The challenge is on to balance the environment crisis against the needs of the population for more buildings and infrastructure. By switching to greener materials that go into construction and improving efficiency, lifetime emissions for buildings can be slashed 44% by 2050.

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Confirmed exhibitors include:


Resourceful Materials exhibiting brands

Keynote Stage

Featuring sessions from the biggest names in the industry, the stage will enable visitors to take action to tackle the biggest challenges.


network with visitors attending for resourceful materials solutions

Keynote Stage

New for 2020, Resourceful Materials will demonstrate ways in which the construction industry supply chain will to play a critical role in enabling the UK’s recent net zero carbon targets move from an ambitious statement towards a reality.

This major new hub will showcase innovative materials and low carbon closed-loop strategies from across established and emerging sectors. From low carbon versions of familiar materials such as concrete, glass and steel, as well as emerging natural materials that are beginning to offer viable options to plastics and other commonplace materials that have become an environmental challenge.

The Resourceful Materials Keynote Stage programme will bring together experts in material and design innovation from across Europe. It will include a keynote from a world-renowned innovator, a daily ‘Big Innovation Pitch’ where 6 start-ups/ innovators will pitch their innovations to a panel of judges plus additional sessions presenting up-to-date new research and good practice examples.

Topics will include:

  • How conventional materials can reduce their carbon footprint
  • Organic alternatives to plastic
  • Urban Mining, Buildings as Material Banks, Material Passports, Cradle to Cradle and Life Cycle Assessments
  • Rules, regulations and standards – what you need to know
  • How ‘circular thinking’ needs to be embedded into all aspects of the built environment

Resourceful Materials will be curated and hosted by Duncan Baker-Brown, Architect, academic and author of The Re-Use Atlas; a designer’s guide towards a circular economy.

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Change one thing, change the future

Futurebuild brings together 27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change. A world class knowledge programme alongside an immersive exhibition of 450 innovative and inspiring brands and a host of networking events will combine to create an unmissable experience.

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