University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK ’s leading research universities, with 1500 academic staff and over 13,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university’s total research grant income is approximately €35M per annum. The research will be carried out by the BRE Centre for the Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM), a collaborative partnership between the Building Research Establishment and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

BRE CICM conducts world-leading research: fifth in QS citation world ranking for civil engineering. The research, development and consultancy focus is on innovative and sustainable construction materials. This work is supported by FP7, EACI and UK research funding, and involves partnerships with a wide variety of industrial partners. The centre has 20 full-time academic staff and postdoctoral researchers, and around 40 postgraduate researchers. It has very well equipped and technician supported laboratories for construction materials research. The recently established Building Research Park at Wroughton was set up to become an International Centre of Excellence for research into the Built Environment, with particular emphasis on low environmental impact construction. The Building Research Park hosts the €1.4 million HIVE research facility, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The HIVE will be used to evaluate the performance of the ISOBIO products.

Key project tasks: 

  • Characterisation of bio-based materials, resins and binders
  • Development and characterization of composite materials
  • Demonstration of products on the HIVE facility