To emphasise the benefits of using agricultural crops (planted or reared on farms) as products within the construction industry. These can help reduce environmental impact of construction as well as improving sustainability within the agricultural economy. Covers insulation, light structural wall materials, paints and finishes, floor coverings, geotextiles, thatch. Includes some case studies, information on current developments and the challenges of the future.
Based on research project RP680. There is an accompanying CD-ROM which has a promotional PowerPoint presentation and document, these are not available within The Construction Information Service.
CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.
NBS has produced specification systems and information products for construction industry professionals for more than 40 years. The National Building Specification is the recognised UK national standard and is used by over 5,000 organisations. NBS is part of RIBA Enterprises Ltd.
IHS Markit is a leading global source of critical information and insight for customers in a broad range of industries. Our customer product and service solutions span four major areas of information: energy, product lifecycle management, environmental and security. By focusing on our customers first, we deliver data and expertise that enable innovative and successful decision-making. Customers range from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS has been in business since 1959 and employs more than 3,500 people in 35 locations around the world.