Director, BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials,
Dept. Architecture & Civil Engineering, University of Bath
Phone: 01225 386646
Fax: 01225 386691
Development of low carbon and traditional building materials in contemporary construction, including:
Current Research Projects
2005-7. Lime-hemp materials and technologies. Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) in collaboration with IJP Building Conservation. £89k.
2006-9. Novel low energy mortars for masonry construction. EPSRC. £104k.
2006-9. An Experimental And Analytical Study Of Dry-Stone Retaining Walls. EPSRC. £291k.
ModCell: Prefabricated straw bale panels. DTi Technology Programme, in collaboration
with White Design, Integral Structural Design, Agrifibre Technologies, Eurban,
CWCT, Lime Technology Ltd. £150k + £140k industry support.
2007-9. Development of unfired clay brick masonry. DTi Technology Programme, in collaboration with Ibstock, Hanson, arc Architects, Errol brick Co., Lime Technology Ltd, BDA. £180k + £120k industry support.
Information and links
Rammed Earth Information
Rammed earth: design & construction guidelines
International Symposium on Earthen Structures
Frame 2003 test report
September 2006 seminar test (test joints; test results)
Straw bale construction
Straw Bale Construction Test Report
ModCell (Prefabricated Straw Bale Panels)
EPSRC Dry-stone wall project