Ecobuild 2016 review and products

Posted on March 11th 2016

by Duncan MacPherson

With more than 40,000 visitors expected to attend London’s ExCeL, Ecobuild 2016 cements itself as the UK’s premier event for Innovation and sustainability in the built environment.

Over the last three days, construction and Infrastructure professionals have been showcasing new technologies hitting the market in 2016 – as well as debating issues affecting the industry.

Ecobuild 2016 has focused on areas including industry growth, housing and infrastructure, as well as looking at game changing technology and attracting the next generation of talent into construction.

Infro was there on Wednesday (9th March) to see, first-hand, the new technology and products available.

Here are some of the most interesting on offer:

 

Energy Storage – Leclanché TiBox

The TiBox can be fully charged or discharged within one hour. It is tolerant against temperature variations and with 15,000 charging or discharging cycles and a reclaimable storage capacity of 95 percent  the TiBox sets standards of a new dimension in home energy storage.

 

Renewable Heating and Energy – Fröling CHP 50

This compact and fully automated unit uses a gasification process to extract combustible gas from woodchip, which is then transformed into electricity and heat by a gas engine and heat exchange.

 

Build System – SPT Econex

The SIPs panel system combines the excellent thermal performance of MgO panels with the Econex component’s ability to minimise thermal bridging and maximise thermal airtightness.  This ensures that high levels of performance can be easily achieved, with the risk of on-site build error, virtually eliminated.

 

Surface Water Management – ACO Q-Max

aco q max

A high capacity slot drainage system is made from lightweight, recycled material and is available for a wide range of applications involving small to large catchment areas to any load class. The system is specifically designed to form a sustainable surface water management solution requiring effective storage and attenuation during in extreme stormwater conditions.

 

Digital Products – Soluis Interact Immersive Dome

With the use of familiar interfaces, Soluis deliver fully immersive interactive environments which are delivered across a range of platforms, providing end users with the ability to publish and present interactive building concepts and ideas using a variety of tactile and easy to use interfaces.

 

For more information visit: www.ecobuild.co.uk