Nunes, L., Réh, R., Barbu, M. C., Walker, P., Thomson, A., Maskell, D., Knapic, S., Bajraktari, A., Greef, J.M., Brischke, C., Mansour, E., Ormondroyd, G.A., Teppand, T., Palumbo, M., Lacasta, A. M. (2017) Nonwood biobased materials. Performance of bio-based building materials (ed. by D. Jones & C. Brischke), pp. pp 97-186. WoodHead Publishing, Cambridge and Kidlington.
Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards.
Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as well.
The book will be a valuable reference resource for those working in the bio-based materials research community, architects and agencies dealing with sustainable construction, and graduate students in civil engineering.