High Performance, Economical & Sustainable Biocomposite Building Materials

The BioBuild project is now finished

Published: 31st May 2015

The BioBuild project is now finished.  However, the partners are still active in the same area and will be furthering their work into biocomposites and biocomposite building components.  They will be responsive to enquiries about the case studies and materials developed in the project.  Links to their websites can be found on the Project Partners page or Read more…

BioBuild coordinator NetComposites to speak at BCIC 2015

Published: 24th April 2015

Anthony Stevenson, BioBuild Project Manager of NetComposites is to speak at the BCIC 2015 – Biocomposites in Construction international conference on 21-22nd May 2015.

The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference will be held on May 21st & 22nd 2015 at the Society of Chemical Industry in London. The conference brings together both academics and industry from Read more…

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BioBuild partner LNEC to speak at COST FP1404 in Barcelona

Published: 2nd April 2015

Carlos Santos from BioBuild project partner LNEC will be speaking on “Reaction to fire performance improvement of bio-based products” at COSTFP1404 in Barcelona on 20th – 21st April 2015.

COST Action FP1404 “Fire Safe Use of Bio-Based Building Products” will hold its 1st workshop to discuss needs and recent developments. The event is intended for fire Read more…

BioBuild Project wins 2015 JEC Innovation Award

Published: 13th March 2015

The “BioBuild Façade System in Biocomposites” has won this year’s JEC Innovation Award Europe in the category “construction”. The award ceremony took place on 10 March in Paris.

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BioBuild Project Exhibits Biocomposite Construction Components at EcoBuild

Published: 11th March 2015

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, showcased its four demonstrator biocomposite structures, including a building-façade panel, a cladding kit, a suspended ceiling and an internal-partition system, at EcoBuild which was held at ExCel, London on 3-5 March 2015.

Biobuild is a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission.  It has 13 partners from Read more…

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The BioBuild Project Showcases Biocomposite Structures for use in Construction

Published: 20th February 2015

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, will showcase biocomposite structures, including a building-façade panel, a cladding kit, a suspended ceiling and an internal-partition system, at EcoBuild which is being held at ExCel, London on 3-5 March 2015, from its stand N6042.

Biobuild is a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission. It has Read more…

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New BioBuild Website Launched!

Published: 8th January 2015

The Biobuild Project, a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission and project managed by NetComposites has recently launched a new website which can be viewed at http://biobuildproject.eu.

The aim of BioBuild is to use biocomposite materials to bring about a step-change in the reduction of embodied energy in building-façade and internal-partition systems, whilst being commercially Read more…

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What are the biggest barriers to the use of composites in construction and what progress is being made?

Published: 17th December 2014

BioBuild project partner NetComposites is hosting a conference, which will take place on 3rd February, 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which will look at the current and future use of composites in construction and the benefits they provide to the construction industry. With attendees already signed up from across the supply chain, Read more…

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Programme Announced for ‘CompIC’ Composites in Construction Event

Published: 9th December 2014

NetComposites has announced the final programme for its latest conference, which is set to examine ‘What are the biggest barriers to the use of composites in construction and what progress is being made?’

The conference, which will take place on 3rdFebruary, 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, will look at the current and future Read more…

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NetComposites Announce Call for Papers for CompIC 2015 – Composites in Construction

Published: 19th September 2014

NetComposites will present CompIC (Composites in Construction), an international conference taking place 3rd February 2015 at The Park Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Abstracts are now being accepted from potential speakers.

The conference is designed to introduce and educate visitors on the use of fibre reinforced composites in construction, allowing delegates to explore and discuss the current and Read more…

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Sustainable Construction Materials is today!

Published: 17th September 2014

Join speakers from the BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON projects at the Danish Architecture Centre at 13:30 to discover some of the latest developments in sustainable construction materials with low embodied energy.

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European Commission Funded Project – ‘BioBuild’ – to Feature at Ecobuild 2015

Published: 15th September 2014

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is exhibiting at Ecobuild 2015, 3-5th March, 2015 on stand 4022.

Biobuild is a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission. It has 13 partners from seven European countries, which sees the project look at using biocomposite materials to reduce the embodied energy in building-façade, supporting-structure and Read more…

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Join BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON at the Sustainable Construction Materials Conference

Published: 1st September 2014

You are invited to join speakers from the BioBuild, LEEMA and SUS-CON projects at the Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen at 13:30 on 17th September to discover some of the latest developments in sustainable construction materials with low embodied energy.

BioBuild is developing biocomposite materials to reduce the embodied energy in construction systems by at least 50% Read more…

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Presentations from the Industrial Interest Group now available for download

Published: 16th April 2014

The presentations from the IIG meeting at SHR, Netherlands ealier this week are now available to download from the BioBuild project website.

Get them on the Downloads section.

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We’d really like your feedback on the recent Industrial Interest Group Meeting

Published: 15th April 2014

If you attended the recent IIG meeting at SHR, please can you take a few moments to provide your feedback – thanks!

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The 2nd BioBuild Newsletter is now available to download

Published: 12th March 2014

The 2nd BioBuild Newsletter is now available to download from the BioBuild project website.

The newsletter includes an overview of the project, some construction product case studies, some details of composite materials manufacturing methods and a review of the recent Industrial Interest Group meeting.

Get it from the Downloads section.

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You are invited to the Industrial Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday 19th March at SHR B.V., Netherlands

Published: 12th February 2014

Invitation to Industrial Interest Group Meeting

Wednesday 19th March 2:00 – 6:00 pm

SHR B.V., Nieuwe Kanaal 9b, NL-6709 PA Wageningen, Netherlands

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The aim of the BioBuild project is to use bio-composite materials to reduce the embodied energy in building facade, supporting structure and internal partition systems by at least 50% over current materials with no loss Read more…

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First BioBuild Industrial Interest Group Meeting

Published: 13th December 2013

BioBuild held its first Industrial Interest Group Meeting on 11th December 2013.

We’d like to thank LNEC for their efforts in hosting and publicising the meeting. We’d also like to express our thanks to everyone who made the effort to attend the meeting and to the speakers, without whom the meeting could not have run.

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European Commission Funded Project – ‘BioBuild’ – to Hold Industrial Interest Event

Published: 5th December 2013

BioBuild, a European Commission funded project coordinated by NetComposites, is organising a free event which will allow delegates to meet the project partners, creating the opportunity to better understand the project, its current development and potential output for the construction industry.

 Biobuild is a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission. It has 13 partners from Read more…

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You are invited to the Industrial Interest Group Meeting on 11 December at the National Civil Engineering Laboratory in Lisbon

Published: 25th November 2013

The aim of the BioBuild project is to use biocomposite materials to reduce the embodied energy in building facade, supporting structure and internal partition systems by at least 50% over current materials with no loss in performance and no increase in overall cost.

This will be the first meeting of the BioBuild Industrial Interest Group. This Read more…

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NetComposites to Showcase Biobuild at ACIC 2013

Published: 3rd September 2013

Biobuild, a project to reduce the embodied energy in construction materials with no increase in cost, will present at “Architects’ Day” at Advanced Composites in Construction 2013.

Biobuild is a collaborative project part-funded by the European Commission. It has 13 partners from seven European countries, which sees the project look at using biocomposite materials to reduce Read more…

Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 285689.