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Concrete Solutions for Sustainability in Buildings
Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
“Nationally we need to build houses, and to near zero energy building standards, while also retrofitting existing buildings with novel materials and technologies to make them more efficient in operation”.
In part 12 of our 2019 researcher case studies we look at Dr. Oliver Kinnane of the UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.
Dr Oliver Kinanne and research colleagues Dr Richard O’Hegarty and Dr Aidan Reilly at UCD College of Engineering & Architecture are researching and developing new forms of high-performance concretes to create novel, thin, ultra high-strength, thermally superior pre-fabricated skins for buildings, for new and retrofit applications.
Through collaborations with industry and as a principal investigator on the major European project IMPRESS, Dr Kinnane’s work will make buildings more energyefficient, more environmentally sustainable and more comfortable for the people within.
You can read the full case study here: Concrete Solutions for Sustainability in Buildings