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Green INSTRUCT present in UK Construction Week 2017, 10 – 12 October 2017, NEC Birmingham, UK

Green INSTRUCT representatives participated in UK Construction Wekk 2017, which took place at NEC Birmingham, UK, from 10 – 12 October 2017.

UK Construction Week is the UK’s largest construction trade event. The event united over 650 exhibitors with an audience of over 30,000 trade visitors. UK Construction Week (UKCW) consisted of nine shows: Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show (featuring Kitchens & Bathrooms Live), HVAC 2017 and Grand Designs Live.

Green INSTRUCT was represented by University of Brunel which is one of the partners and coordinator of the project. Green INSTRUCT representatives communicated the Green INSTRUCT project system with construction professionals involved in integrated building technology, composite cladding, high performance façade panels and lightweight composite insulated panel boards. They also attended a seminar during which industry professionals presented and discussed the latest actions and building recommendations about flammable cladding materials.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT present at European Researchers’ Night, 29 September 2017, Vienna, Austria.

On September 29, 2017 alchemia-nova presented the functional green wall panel at the European Researchers’ Night at “Technologisches Gewerbemuseum” in Vienna. Researchers from universities, research institutes and private companies contributed to the transfer of scientific knowledge to students in 20 workshops and with over 50 booths.

Among the 3.500 visitors, the audience appreciated the possibility to talk to scientists and innovators face to face, while especially young students enjoyed being a researcher for a day. At alchemia-nova’s interactive booth, visitors were invited to mix artificial greywater with soap, shower gel, deodorant and so on and then poor the mix in the green facade structure. The panel simulated the water purification process and enthused the audience. The team of alchemia-nova explained how plants and microoranisms in a green façade are able to purify domestic and industrial waste water which can then be used to flush toilets or water the garden.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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By Glykeria Kakali

Green INSTRUCT present at European Researchers Night, 29 September 2017, Athens, Greece

The European Researchers’ Night is a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September. 1,500,000 visitors at around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved each year, in an institution that holds 12 years.

Greece is consistent in its appointment and has been in charge of organizing events since the start of the event in 2005. This year, 11 events were planned in 9 Greek cities covering geographically all over the country. In particular, on Friday, September 29, events were organized in the following cities: Athens (a. National Technical University of Athens and b. Hellenic Cosmos Center for Culture), Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion (a. Foundation for Research and Technology – HELLAS and b. CretAquarium), Rethimno, Karditsa, Xanthi, Corinth and Kalamata.

In the event organized by National Technical University of Athens, the NTUA group had the opportunity to inform and familiarize the public with activities of the Green INSTRUCT Project through the display of a Green INSTRUCT poster and the distribution of flyers.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT 12M project meeting at alchemia nova, Vienna, Austria

After working together for a full year, it was time for the Green INSTRUCT consortium to meet again, this time in Vienna, Austria. On the 20th and 21st September 2017 the meeting was held by alchemia nova at Impact Hub Vienna, a place which promotes entrepreneurship and innovation globally.

The Green INSTRUCT mission is to develop a prefabricated modular wall panel made from Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) (over 70% of net weight), which incorporates Green Wall technology for the treatment of grey & storm water and shows improved acoustic and thermal performance, multiple functionalities and reduced weight.

During the meeting each partner presented the advancements in their research, technical development and technological development as long as their plans for their future work. Moreover panel-prototypes of the prefabricated building block were provided by the technical partners to the consortium and extensive discussions were made on their further development.

The current key challenges for the Green INSTRUCT consortium which include the panels design for prototype buildings and for demonstration at the chosen sites were discussed. Additionally further discussion on the required panel sizes and production capacities were made. Before the end of the meeting, productive technical discussions on the product design and the demo sites took place, which resulted in valuable decisions.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT participated in Seminar led by Dr. Ir. Raymond Wan, Technical Director of Optimix Group Limited, Hong Kong & Faculty member of Hong Kong Green Building Council on Green Materials.

Green INSTRUCT participated in seminar hosted by Brunel University on Monday 18 September 2017. The seminar was led by Dr. Ir. Raymond Wan, the Technical Director of Optimix Group Limited, Hong Kong & Faculty member of Hong Kong Green Building Council on Green Materials.

The principal and underlying theme of the seminar was about recycling and recovery, carbon footprint reduction through green material technology and urging for more international collaboration. Dr. Ir. Wan introduced the current status of green building technology in Hong Kong, explained the various government green labelling schemes for construction materials and touched upon the governments lucrative incentive schemes for building green. The seminar also included preliminary results on alkali activation technology from waste stream developed for sewage structures.

The Green INSTRUCT project was presented to Dr. Ir. Wan who showed great interest on its objectives and technologies. Additionally, Dr. Ir. Wan was interested to remain informed about the findings and the results of the project.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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Green INSTRUCT participated in seminar led by Prof. David A. Lange, University of Illinois, USA

Brunel University hosted a seminar on Friday 15 September 2017, led by Prof David A. Lange from the University of Illinois, USA on waste concrete aggregates and foamed concrete.

Prof. Lange is currently serving as vice president of the American Concrete Institute, and also serves on the ACI Board of Direction and ACI Foundation Board. Dr Lange’s research interests include behaviour of concrete materials in concrete pavement applications, characterization of microstructure of porous materials, early age properties of concrete, and water transport in repair and masonry materials.

The purpose of this seminar was to exchange ideas in research. Prof. Lange showed a real interest on the technologies being developed during the Green INSTRUCT project and asked to be informed about the outcomes and the results of the research being held in the project.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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Green INSTRUCT present in the 37th Cement & Concrete Science Conference, University College London (UCL), UK, 11-12 September 2017.

Green INSTRUCT participated in the 37th Cement & Concrete Science Conference which was hosted by the Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group at University College London (UCL) during the period 11th – 12th September, 2017.

The conference was jointly organized by:
Advanced & Innovative Materials (AIM) Group, University College London (UCL)
Cementitious Materials Group, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3)

with support from:
The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT), UK
Qingdao University of Technology (QTech), China
The Collaborative Innovation Centre for Advanced Civil Engineering Materials (ACEM), China

and gathered a high quality audience from both academia and industry.

The conference enabled academic as well as industrial scholars and practitioners to show their research on topics such as alternative cementitious materials and its application,  utilization of waste materials in cements and concretes,  low carbon technology related to cement and concrete.

Green INSTRUCT was represented by Brunel University which prepared an oral presentation on measuring the rheology of alkali-activated cements using non-traditional methods and also a poster presentation on the recycling of concrete for the production smart energy storing aggregates impregnated with PCM.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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By Glykeria Kakali

Green INSTRUCT present at 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (ATHENS2017), 21–24 June 2017, Athens, Greece

The ATHENS2017 conference (http://athens2017.uest.gr/) was held in Athens, Greece during 21-24 June 2017 and its aim was to address the significant issue of sustainable solid waste management through the promotion of safe practices & effective technologies. It provided the opportunity to bring together scientists & professionals from government departments, industries, Municipalities, private institutions, research & education institutions, being a forum for the exchange of the most recent ideas, techniques & experiences in all areas of solid waste management. A special workshop was focused on the industrial operation and the support to the industries in order to improve their performance with parallel environmental and financial benefits. More than 600 participants from around the globe were attended the ATHENS 2017 conference.

NTUA presented an altenative way for the valorization of the aluminosilicate CDWs and their transformation to novel building materials which will be applied in the Green INSTRUCT project.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT promoted during the 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Rheology and Digital Fabrication of Cement-based Materials, 09/06/2017, Brunel University, UK

Green INSTRUCT project was disseminated broadly to the audience of the 2nd International RILEM workshop and Digital Fabrication of Cement-based Materials, which has hosted at the premised of Brunel University on Friday 9 June 2017.

Digital fabrication of cementitious materials, which includes extrusion and 3D printing, has been a recent focus in civil engineering, chemistry, electro-mechanics and other subjects due to its versatility and continuous manufacturing capability. Particularly, 3D printed concrete is a new branch of digital fabrication, having become a newly developing branch of construction and an abundant source of technology innovations. With surging interest in Digital Fabrication with cementitious materials, UBRUN was given the pleasure to host the 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Rheology and Digital Fabrication of Cement-based Materials.

With the display of a large banner and distribution of flyers, this opportunity was advantageously used to promote the activities of the Green INSTRUCT Project and relevant research on extrusion.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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By Glykeria Kakali

Green INSTRUCT at the 11th Greek Scientific Conference on Chemical Engineering (11th PESXM), 25-27 May 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece

The Green INSTRUCT project was presented at the 11th Greek Scientific Conference on Chemical Engineering (11th PESXM, http://www.11pesxm.gr/). The conference was held in Thessaloniki, Greece during 25-27 May 2017. The conference is organized each two years by the Greek chemical engineering academic society and its purpose is to gather members from academia and industry in order to exchange scientific and technological findings on chemical engineering and to promote their collaboration capabilities. The 11th PESXM conference hosted more than 1100 participants representing companies, universities and research centers from all over the Greece.

 

The early stage results of the Green INSTRUCT project were presented by NTUA through oral and poster presentations.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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Green INSTRUCT present in UK Construction Week 2017, 10 – 12 October 2017, NEC Birmingham, UK
Green INSTRUCT present at European Researchers’ Night, 29 September 2017, Vienna, Austria.
Green INSTRUCT present at European Researchers Night, 29 September 2017, Athens, Greece
Green INSTRUCT 12M project meeting at alchemia nova, Vienna, Austria
Green INSTRUCT participated in Seminar led by Dr. Ir. Raymond Wan, Technical Director of Optimix Group Limited, Hong Kong & Faculty member of Hong Kong Green Building Council on Green Materials.
Green INSTRUCT participated in seminar led by Prof. David A. Lange, University of Illinois, USA
Green INSTRUCT present in the 37th Cement & Concrete Science Conference, University College London (UCL), UK, 11-12 September 2017.
Green INSTRUCT present at 5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (ATHENS2017), 21–24 June 2017, Athens, Greece
Green INSTRUCT promoted during the 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Rheology and Digital Fabrication of Cement-based Materials, 09/06/2017, Brunel University, UK
Green INSTRUCT at the 11th Greek Scientific Conference on Chemical Engineering (11th PESXM), 25-27 May 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece