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Keynote: Next-Gen Building Materials: Shaping Tomorrow’s Environments

In Europe, the constructed environment is accountable for 40% of energy consumption, and a significant 75% of these structures lack energy efficiency. However there is much work underway to change this.

This keynote talk will explore the forefront of building material innovations that are set to redefine architectural possibilities. It will focus on the idea that materials offer not just structural integrity but also environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, pivoting around smarter materials capable of responding to environmental changes and innovations including self-healing concrete or the integration of nanotechnology and advanced materials in construction materials for enhanced performance. You can expect to understand how the construction industry might look to overhaul its environmental impact and what role materials have to play in this crucial transition.