BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM) conducts leading research, development and consultancy in the field of innovative and sustainable construction materials and technologies.

The Centre is leading the way in researching solutions to the environmental impacts of construction and infrastructure. Developing the use of radical, low-carbon building materials and reinforcement technologies for the construction industry, the Centre is assisting in reducing the UK’s eco footprint - vital to mitigate the projected doubling of cement-based CO2 emissions by 2050.

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Timber Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete construction Engineering & Materials Science
Lime Engineering & Materials Science
Reinforced concrete Engineering & Materials Science
Bamboo Engineering & Materials Science
Hemp Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2010 2022

IDEA-Mat: Innovative Design and Engineering of Advanced Materials (IDEA-Mat)

Sharma, B., Walker, P., Ball, R., Holley, J. & Paine, K.


Project: OtherInternational Relations Office Funding

Nanoscale inspection of self-healing concrete under chemical attack

Ke, X., Paine, K., Chen, W. & Li, Q.


Project: OtherInternational Collaboration

Research Output 1997 2019

Assessment of straw degradation inside straw bale walls in severe cold region of China

Yin, X., Lawrence, R., Maskell, D. & Sun, C., 25 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Autogenous self-healing of fibre cements

Harris, J., Zhou, Y., Calabria-Holley, J. & Paine, K., 8 Mar 2019, UKIERI Concrete Congress: Concrete: The Global Builder: Working together for durable and sustainable infrastructure. Dhir, R. K., Singh, S. P., Bedi, R. & Goel, S. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Student theses

Dynamic Behaviour of Dowel-type Connections Under In-service Vibration

Author: Reynolds, T., 30 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Harris, R. (Supervisor) & Chang, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Flexible formwork for concrete structures

Author: Orr, J., 21 Nov 2012

Supervisor: Ibell, T. (Supervisor), Darby, A. (Supervisor) & Evernden, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Nanotechnologically modified cements: Effects on hydration, microstructure and physical properties

Author: Papatzani, S., 7 Apr 2015

Supervisor: Paine, K. (Supervisor) & Walker, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD