New Developments in Concrete for Smart and Energy-Efficient Building Envelopes

Chair: Oliver Kinnane, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom

Shrinkage and temperature effects in glass-concrete composite panels
  • Mechanical characteristics of composite glass-concrete panel
  • In-situ observations of damage
  • Numerical 3D FEM model and discussion of results

Pietro Crespi, Dep. of Architecture, Built environment and Construction Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Light transmitting concrete
  • Production technology
  • Latest projects
  • Future applications for light transmitting concrete

Andreas Roye, LUCEM GmbH, Germany

Improvement of indoor air quality using photocatalytic cement-based mortars
  • Photocatalytic cement-based mortars for indoor applications
  • Photocatalytic cement-based mortars capillary water absorption, permeability and moisture buffering capacity
  • Photocatalytic cement-based mortars depollution properties with indoor daylight

Chiara Giosuè, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

Functional lightweight and air purifying concrete
  • Lightweight concrete
  • Monolithic building
  • Photocatalytic air purification

Jos Brouwers, Dep. of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Infra-lightweight concrete in multi-story residential buildings
  • High-performance infra-lightweight concrete for load-bearing, monolithic building envelopes
  • Robust simplicity: a new type of sustainability
  • Applications in multi-story buildings

Claudia Lösch, Conceptual and Structural Design, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Experimental investigation of thermal mass in hemp-lime concrete walls
  • Characterising sustainable eco-materials for building skins
  • Potentials and limits of hemp-lime concrete as a sustainable alternative
  • Thermal mass versus thermal resistance for optimum thermal performance

Oliver Kinnane, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

15:30 Coffee Break