Construction

 

Challenges:

A major environmental challenge facing this

industry is the safe and sustainable disposal

of construction and demolition (C&D) waste,

almost all of which ends up in landfills.

As the global urbanisation trend continues

to exacerbate this issue, governments

around the world actively seek improvements

in energy efficiency and recycling of waste

materials in the building sector to achieve

net-zero goals. Consequently, most

conventional construction methods have

come under pressure to reduce carbon

footprint by improving building design,

incorporate new generation sustainable

construction materials, and investigate

other pathways to carbon emission reduction.

 

Our Capabilities:

  • Techno-economic and life cycle assessments of VAPs

  • Advice on the reuse of recycled building materials for the manufacture of new building products (VAPs) to reduce the carbon footprint of projects

  • Advice on the use of carbon-containing media for construction to reduce carbon footprint and where possible to generate carbon offsets

  • Advice on the application of Pact Renewables’ composite media-based technology for the construction of wall panel products for direct air capture of carbon

  • Advice on the manufacture of corrosion-free mortars for coastal and marine-based construction

  • Strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of high-rise buildings through technology-based solutions

  • Advice on options for enhancing the utility of a building or complex, e.g., odour absorbing composite wall panels in toilets and waste storage areas, and GHG absorbing panels in underground carparks and freeway tunnels, and

  • Strategies for the use of mineral-based composites produced from waste streams in niche application areas such as bushfire protection and 3D printing additives for diverse environmental applications such as artificial reefs.

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Performance monitoring of low carbon footprint wall panels containing recycled gypsum   

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