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1 CIOB 2007 International Innovation and Research Awards Eco hoarding Richard Bayfield – Consultant to 3DM Matthew Locke, Innovation Manager, Bovis Lend Lease

2 Some facts and figures UK uses around 5 million sheets of plywood per year for temporary works Bovis Lend Lease require plywood to be certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Most FSC plywood is transported long distances UK generates over 5 million tonnes of plastic per year, landfill running out 80% of plastic waste is incinerated or dumped as landfill Recycling usually involves sorting and segregation

3 £1400 wasted per builders skip The average skip costs £200. The average cost of what is being thrown away in that skip is over £1,200 (Source:

4 Powder Impression Moulding (PIM) process 3DM developed and own the rights to PIM Dirty co-mingled waste plastic can be used to produce products with up to 95% recycling Pilot plant built at Caerphilly to enable protoyping of new products Bulk arrivesMaterial sterilisedPowder/granules

5 Opportunities in construction Identified temporary works uses in construction First stage a straight replacement for ply Opportunity to run trials at St Davids 2, Cardiff, a £300m retail development for St Davids Partnership (Land Securities and Capital Shopping Centres) 3 way investment in moulds St Davids Partnership, Bovis Lend Lease and 3DM Initial requirement to be self coloured, graffitti resistant, non flammable

6 So what does it look like?

7 What is it like to handle?

8 Finishing touches

9 Use in concrete formwork

10 How green is the board Plywood hoarding panel = 23 Kg CO 2 Mixed recycled PIM panel = 21Kg CO 2 Potentially more uses of PIM panels Note above figures are extremely positive given that generally recycling is seen as energy intensive. Source of embodied energy coefficients – Centre for Building Performance Research, Wellington (NZ) Assumes shipping of ply from South America Assumes transport within UK by container truck

11 The Way forward Research project with Brunel University – establish the effect of the range of plastics and the properties of the board Obtain BBA certificate to enable uses in permanent works to be explored Establish larger volume production facility Explore other additives such as Titanium dioxide Develop hoarding panels with integrally moulded rails and posts Trial further applications – BPB Gypsum

12 Future Eco-board - further testing, trials and development – 2007 Commercial production with Express plastic and recycling – DMs UK Partners to develop PIM technology: Arup Bovis Lend Lease Brunel University Severnside Recycling Tesco Others – tbc More at


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