Bio-based construction materials for a sustainable future

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The structural engineering community has a strong responsibility to contribute to a more efficient use of natural resources. Nowadays the construction industry is by far the most resource intense industry sector, approximately 40-50% of all primary raw materials are used, which raises the question about the architects and engineer’s accountability. In this context and as a result of the Paris Climate agreement the Dutch government defined the program “Nederland Circulair in 2050”, which states the ambition to use 50% less primary materials in 2030 and to have a full circular economy in 2050.
One possible approach to achieve these ambitious goals is the application of renewable, bio-based materials in the built environment and to replace traditional, typically cement-based, materials. Already in the past natural building materials, such as timber and bamboo have been used widely, but in recent years new materials came up and provide new opportunities to be used in the construction industry. The authors explored various alternatives, such as hemp and flax fibres, mycelium and lignin-based fibres for composite materials, which will be described with various experimental and realised case studies.
Originele taal-2Engels
Titel20th Congress of IABSE, New York City 2019
SubtitelThe Evolving Metropolis - Report
Aantal pagina's7
ISBN van elektronische versie9783857481659
StatusGepubliceerd - 2019
Evenement2019 IABSE Congress New York City : The Evolving Metropolis - Javits Center, New York City, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 4 sep 20196 sep 2019


Congres2019 IABSE Congress New York City
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadNew York City
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