Dr Fraser Torpy

Director of the Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group, University of Technology Sydney

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 16:20 - 17:00

    Locknote panel - Looking a decade into the future and how marine biology, horticulture and mechatronics all play an important role in the Future of Construction

    In this enlightening final session of 4 case studies, we hear from the Professor of Sustainable Property of UTS and some of the exciting projects Sara is working on. We hear how the unlikely combination of marine biology, horticulture and mechatronics are coming together to shape how we both build and maintain buildings and the future of construction.

    • HempCrete: How concrete is being re-enforced and made more sustainable by using hemp
    • VR: Hearing how research with Skanska is leading the way to develop VR to assist in the development and sales of green buildings
    • WallBots: How specially designed robots are cleaning and maintaining green walls to control heat, absorb pollutants, create oxygen and to promote the wellbeing of tenants
    • Algae: Examining how the cultivation of algae on the building’s exterior walls can create energy and how the water can also be used to maintain green walls and toilet systems
    Panellists include:
    Prof. Sara Wilkinson Sustainable Property, University of Technology Sydney
    Dr Fraser Torpy Director of the Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group, University of Technology Sydney
    Prof Peter Ralph Head of C3 - the Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney
    Michael Morrissey Managing Director, Morrissey Law + Advisory
    Moderated by:
    Janelle Kerrisk Director, Helix Legal

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