West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-Up Programme – Construction Materials and Sustainability

About this event

Due to increasing environmental concerns, the depletion of non-renewable resources used in manufacturing building materials, and the increasing costs of living, the construction sector is seeking a more sustainable future.

Join us as we discuss some of the principles of sustainable construction, including designing for disassembly and adaptability – the ability of a building’s material and components to be disassembled and reused, or rearranged, after the initial design life. We will also look at the greater use of natural materials, both mineral and bio-based, to offer opportunities for more affordable and sustainable materials and products.

We’ll be joined by Professor Pete Walker, Centre in Innovation Construction Materials, Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, and Professor at the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, who will give a keynote talk. Pete Walker has led many research projects developing innovation in environmentally friendly construction.

A panel discussion will follow where we’ll meet companies who are innovating with alternative sustainable materials or processes in construction.


  • 8.55  Attendees join via Zoom
  • 9.00 Welcome and introductions from event host, Laurent Perge
  • 9.15  Keynote talk from Professor Pete Walker
  • 9.30 Panelists introductions leading onto panel Q&A session: Jeff Ive, Technical Director, Adaptavate; Valentina Dipietro, Mykor; Dr Hector Archila, Amphibia BASE Ltd
  • 10:00 Breakout rooms open for discussions and networking 
  • 10.30 Meeting closes

Join like-minded people and a panel of experts for this free to attend, sustainable business networking event.

Once you have pre-registered, you will be sent a zoom invite to join the event.

The West of England Sustainable Technologies Scale-Up Programme is hosting this event. This programme is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and provides a package of support to businesses in the West of England in any sectors that are developing low carbon technologies or looking to make their products or services more sustainable.