Proceedings pro119 : 2nd International Conference on Bio-Based Building Materials
|Title:2nd International Conference on Bio-Based Building Materials
Edited by Sofiane AMZIANE and Mohammed SONEBI
Associate editor: Karine CHARLET
Publication date: 2017
The ICBBM2017 is an international forum for information dissemination and exchange, discussions, and debates on research and practice related to innovative bio-construction materials and technologies with objectives for sustainable development. To dynamically address these, and to capitalise real opportunities which they present for the future, Polytech-Clermont-Ferrand and Queen’s University Belfast bring together leading building and civil engineering sector players and international experts, and other key stakeholders for what promises to be a landmark event in 2017's professional and business calendar. Working together in an international context is nowadays a basic condition for progress. The considerable developments and challenges in a rapidly changing world ask for grouping of forces and a common approach.
The conference attracted 250 people a wide range of academics, scientists, researchers, students, designers, policy makers and other industrialists from a wide variety of backgrounds, including fields of engineering, materials, sustainable, architecture, and ecological technologies, biomaterials, materials sciences, environmental engineering and government agencies, end-users, etc. Participants have the opportunity to share ideas on the state-of-the-art innovations, state-of-the-practice and future trends of bio-based building materials and sustainable materials used in construction.
The ICBBM2017 proceedings include the lectures and papers presented at ICBBM2017 conference. It consists of a book of full texts of papers: 7 plenary papers and 130 papers from over 40 countries. The plenary keynotes and papers cover the wide spectrum of the topics related to Natural fibres and materials, Mechanical performances of bio-based building materials and design properties, Hygroscopic and hygrothermal properties of biomaterials, Acoustic and durability performance of bio-materials, sustainability of bio-based materials, Eco-friendly binders with low CO2-emission and Low embodied carbon energy, Advances in research methodologies and Bio-materials testing, modeling building materials Rammed earth, Life-cycle assessment of materials, and others.
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of ICBBM2017, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks to all our contributors and participants for their carefully prepared, stimulating and thought provoking manuscripts; to the organizers of workshop for their dedicated task; to the members of the Technical and Scientific Committee for their time and effort of reviewing the papers and their valuable assistance, without which the conference could not be formed.
The organization of a conference of this scale could not have been possible without the support and contributions of many organizations and individuals. This conference would not have been possible without the financial support given by the numerous sponsors (14 industrial sponsors, 5 institutions and 3 technical associations). We also value the support of RILEM organization (The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) and American Concrete Institute (ACI).
Thanks go to all those who have devoted their time and effort to the organization of the conference and publication of the proceedings, including secretarial staffs and research students of the ICBBM2017.