2022 Shortlist

Open Competition

Firestop in Mass Timber

The development of bespoke firestop solutions for mass timber construction will mean that the newest construction modality, that is uniquely sustainable, can also be uniquely safe. As current existing solutions are complex and easy to install incorrectly this will improve life safety.

Sharron Halpert
President – Halpert Life Safety Consulting

Zero Emissions Building Envelope

This sustainable high-performance building system driven by digital manufacturing technology will create the first global ‘climate resilient homes’. CAD data is used to weave a digital thread through the industrial processes of this patented composite building system. Combining the productivity of off-site manufacturing with on-site structural completion this will result in a more affordable, sustainable and energy-efficient housing solution.

Peter M. Neil
Founder – HAUS Technologies Limited

The latest innovation in solar roofing

Solarstone’s pioneering design for integrated solar modules is an aluminum framing kit called Click-on, that transforms standard PV panels into 2 in 1 weatherproof roofing material. Solarstone is the latest innovation in solar roofing, combining contemporary aesthetics with the most advanced solar technology.

Tarvo Kärgenberg
Business Director – Solar Infrastructure & PPA Solutions

Fast eco construction system

This innovative construction system utilises a mixture of perlite concrete which is crafted through a proprietary process and molded into modular construction blocks. These lightweight and completely self-supporting thermal insulators maximise interior space and maintain a constant temperature in both winter and summer, using the minimum amount of energy for heating and cooling.

Kristijan Nelkovski
Technical Advisor – Thermo Modular LLC

Wall Climbing Robot for Inspection of Critical Infrastructure

HausBots have developed a patent-pending wall-climbing robot designed for the inspection and maintenance of the built environment. Capable of climbing up any surface this will increase safety, reduce cost and speed up work at height.

Jack Cornes
CEO & CoFounder – HausBots

Delivering construction carbon metrics with AI

To lower carbon in the built environment, we must measure construction carbon. However, quality carbon data is difficult to access and handle. Cercula presents an AI powered automated delivery system for construction carbon, that integrates easily into the construction workflow through Excel, BIM or API.

Isabelle Gough
CEO – Cercula
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UNDERGRADUATE Competition

Optimising Building Circularity using BIM and LCA data-repositories

A digital platform, driven by linked-data technologies to optimise building circularity through semantic integration of BIM and LCA databases. A unified data structure, interoperability, and automated system are the critical areas of this work. This platform allows the supply chain to measure and manage life-cycle emissions resulting from excessive raw material consumption and waste generation

Subarna Sivashanmugam
Teesside University, UK

Passive Cooling of Urban Spaces

Passive Daytime Radiative Cooling (PDRC) materials are designed to cool urban spaces without excess energy consumption or emission of harmful chemicals. Given their relative ease and cost-effectiveness of manufacture, PDRC materials promise to drastically improve the energy efficiency of buildings while combating the growing issue of rising urban temperatures.

Nathan Chen
University of Pennsylvania

Food waste interlocking concrete with cladding (FWC+)

FWC+ marries a cleaner, cheaper construction process and utilisation of sustainable food waste materials. This product uses organic waste as ingredients to produce cement and coarse aggregates. Coupled with biomass energy to fuel the production process, the operational product and manufacturing process produce less carbon emission than traditional concrete production.

Lai Jun Tung, Chen Zi Mun and Hiew Wing Yian
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Nanyang Technological University

Safer concrete waterproofing ingredients

Melamine, a toxin that was illegally added to milk, resulting in deaths, is returning, but in the form of a waterproofing ingredient. It bioaccumulates in organisms until it reaches us at the end of the food chain. The solution? Replacing with melamine-free alternatives. Polyurethane is a less expensive, and safer alternative.

Edwin Nsoh Awariyah
Ashesi University
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