This project’s goal was to improve the sustainability and cost-competitiveness of concrete buildings by developing seismic damage concrete structure systems and energy efficient concrete claddings.
Dr Bellamy managed this program while at the University of Canterbury and led the energy efficient claddings research. This research involved developing and performance testing of a new material stratified concrete. Also developed was a new performance indicator, the equivalent U-factor, which accounts for the effects of insulation, thermal mass and solar absorption on wall energy performance.
Researcher: Associate Professor Larry Bellamy
- Foundation for Research Science and Technology
- Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Ltd