We saw a huge opportunity to develop materials that could solve real world construction problems and to increase our ability to offer our clients novel and value engineered solutions.
We are looking to create and/or improve traditional construction materials using nano-additives such as graphene.
We’re hopeful that graphene will be able to increase the functionality and sustainability of construction materials.
“Working with the team at the GEIC has provided us with some tangible insight into how the use of graphene has the potential to significantly improve common materials used across the construction industry.”
– Alex McDermott, joint MD
We made contact immediately after the ICE meeting and have developed an appreciation of the materials potential and current applications with the team at GEIC.
The first stage has allowed us to identify a range of potential construction applications and we are now moving forward to trialling these in real world testing.
None at this stage of the project.
A presentation and workshop identifying the potential of using graphene within construction materials which will be used to form the basis of a R&D project.
We are still at an early stage, but confident that graphene has the potential to significantly enhanced a broad range of construction materials.
If we can help bring graphene-enhanced construction materials to market then the scope is huge. Many materials used today have not changed significantly in over 100 years.
We will now be conducting a full feasibility study in conjunction with the GEIC to identify and test particular construction materials.
We’ve learnt an awful lot about 2D materials and the benefits that they can bring, but equally the GEIC has benefitted from some real-world construction knowledge.
We will be concluding this next stage within the next 6 months.