Prof. Sara Wilkinson
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.
Panellists include:Moderated by:
- 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
12:15 - 12:50
Panel discussion: Building a sustainable future
The construction industry, by its very nature, is one of the largest consumers of materials and produces more waste than any other sector. The need and importance of sustainability in construction have become a hot topic due to growing concerns over climate change and the finite nature of resources. But what exactly is sustainable construction and how do you embed it into every phase of your project?
- What’s driving the shift towards more sustainable construction methods and materials?
- Which new technologies and materials are enabling sustainable construction?
- How do you ensure sustainability in your supply chain and during the construction process?
- How are building standards and ratings driving the adoption of sustainable construction?
- Case Study: Caddens Corner
- Looking at the development of a 5-Star mixed use project in Western Sydney and the lessons learnt and the outcomes achieved
- Examining the client brief, how the architects interpreted that brief and how the construction process was implemented in order to deliver the sustainable objectives