University of Bath - Equipment Account

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Architecture and Civil Engineering

Abstract

The HIVE is a building that has been especially designed to allow research into novel building materials and systems which will reduce the environmental impact of the Built Environment. The building has 16 individual cells that have been carefully constructed to be completely insulated from each other, except for one, and in some cases two faces which are exposed to the external environment. The faces are used to install walls made from a whole range of materials and constructive systems, and the performance of these walls is evaluated in real life conditions.
Novel building materials and systems are developed in the laboratory and before they can be successfully used on real buildings, they do need to be evaluated at full scale, something which can be difficult because of problems with availability of space, planning permission, suitable exposure sites, and the necessary scientific and technical infrastructure. The HIVE resolves all of these issues.
The construction and use of buildings is responsible for nearly half of the UK's total carbon emissions. This amounted to 289 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2010.
Energy (and associated carbon emissions) is put into the construction of buildings through the manufacture and transportation of building components and materials to site, and into their erection. The total CO2e of this energy cost is known as the building's carbon footprint, and in 2010 this amounted to more than 53 million tonnes CO2e. The use of renewable, bio-based materials in the fabrication of building envelopes has the benefit of 'capturing' CO2 from the air and sequestering it within the fabric of the building for its life. This allows the creation of potentially 'negative' carbon footprint buildings. The HIVE has been designed to evaluate and optimize these types of materials.
Using buildings involves the expenditure of considerable amounts of energy, particularly for heating, lighting and air-conditioning them. In 2010, this energy cost amounted to some 236 million tonnes CO2e. Significant reductions can be made to this energy cost through improvements to the fabric of buildings. This includes improving air tightness, improving insulation, using 'breathable materials' to reduce the need for air-conditioning. Some of these approaches do, however, have a down-side, and this is particularly the case with hermetically sealed buildings where the air quality can suffer, making buildings uncomfortable, or even unhealthy, to live and work in. The use of vapour active building materials, and of materials that have been treated to passively clean the air of contaminants is becoming an important area of research. The HIVE has been specially designed to facilitate all these areas of research
It is said that the benefits fom research are rarely felt for ten years or more after the research has been done. The HIVE is designed to reduce this time delay and to make a meaningful contribution towards achieving the UK's Carbon Budget of reducing carbon emissions by 35% over 1990 levels by 2020. It achieves this by being a platform where developments in materials and technologies can be rapidly transformed into commercial products which can be field tested on the same building where were first developed. Working hand in hand with the key players in the construction industry, novel low impact buildings will be constructed more rapidly, benefitting the general public and the environment with the minimum of delay.
The HIVE forms part of the University of Bath's Building Research Park at the Science Museum's Wroughton Airfield site, so developments will be widely shared with the general public through the Science Museum's public outlets. The HIVE also acts as a demonstrator of these technologies allowing Government and other policy makers to see and understand at first hand the real benefits that low impact construction can bring to the economy, the environment and to global reduction of carbon emissions.

Planned Impact

The HIVE will be a unique facility within the UK and other countries exposed to Atlantic climactic conditions. It will allow for the first time the testing and evaluation of the performance of building materials and systems at full scale. This is essential since modeled performance has been shown to be at considerable variance from actual performance, which is a current barrier to innovation in this sector. The HIVE will facilitate world leading research which will have wide impact on many levels

Economic and Societal Impact
-The UK government needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2027
-EU carbon emissions need to be reduced by 20% below 1990 levels by 2020
Since over 50% of carbon emissions are produced in construction, this is a key area for improvement. The HIVE will facilitate research into innovative construction materials and systems which will directly address this issue. The ease with which research and development programmes can be set up on the flexible platform that is the HIVE means that products can be rapidly progressed from basic research through prototype to market in the absolute minimum of time
The HIVE will also make a key contribution in the search for successful retro-fit techniques for existing building stock. Existing building stock is exceptionally wasteful of energy emitting up to 8 tonnes CO2 per annum per dwelling, and early retro-fit activities have often resulted in structural problems. Ongoing research is essential in this area where energy use in buildings can be reduced by over 50%, and the HIVE is perfectly placed to facilitate this
Research facilitated by the HIVE into novel materials and systems for new and retro-fit will rapidly and directly impact on the carbon emissions of the UK and indeed wider afield
Not only will housing become more energy efficient through the research facilitated by the HIVE, but buildings will become healthier through research into indoor air quality (IAQ), rapidly becoming an important issue globally. IAQ research is ideally suited to the HIVE's facilities

Industrial Impact
The HIVE is a multipurpose framework which is aimed at supporting ground breaking research into the important area of low carbon construction
-UK industry is being encouraged to develop a 'green economy' which is a key area for growth
-The Natural Fibre Insulation market in the UK is only 1.5% of the total insulation market, and its growth is being held back by a lack of evince based performance research
The HIVE is ideally placed to allow industry to test and to develop novel, low carbon building materials and systems in a cost effective manner. The low entry cost and rapid response times that are characteristic of the HIVE's facilities will allow innovative manufacturers to develop products and introduce them to market accompanied by robust performance data
The Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team report requires additional research to deliver future low carbon housing. The HIVE will not only act as a support framework for UK wide research, but will also act as a demonstrator, allowing the built environment community to work more broadly with colleagues in other engineering and science disciplines to accelerate uptake of new technology and future solutions to societal challenges

Academic Impact
The potential for academic impact of the HIVE is huge. This is because it will act as a platform to support a whole range of different research activities from local, national and international researchers, a small range of which is detailed in the Academic Beneficiaries section of this submission. HIVE will be used to educate generations of undergraduate and post graduate students, providing the skills industry and academia need to enable this area to grow. The opportunity of these students to work with researchers and industrial users of the HIVE will provide a route for them to make a direct impact in the engineering industry and society

Publications

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Description The construction of the HIVE was in September 2014, and activities have been growing steadily since then. Since EPSRC funding ceased in June 2016, operational overheads have been met by income from research activities with support from the University of Bath. The HIVE was opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex, to high levels of publicity, which has generated interest from wider society as well as from industry and academia. This interest has developed into a number of long term projects being based at the HIVE and in addition the HIVE's resources are now acting as a support mechanism for other projects based at the Building Research Park. Projects that make direct use of the facilities provided by the HIVE has included three European funded projects aimed at developing bio-based solutions to various construction challenges. ECO-SEE addresses indoor air quality, ISOBIO focussed on reducing carbon emissions and improving insulation performance, and HEMPSEC has resulted in the development of a structural insulated panel system capable of performing at Passivhaus levels. Other work in the HIVE includes research on a scheme being developed to revolutionise archival storage which will be applicable world-wide in the field of culture, heritage museums and collections; two cells are devoted to research into the impact of solar gain on glazed surfaces and methods of mitigating against tis; the flood cell facility has also generated considerable interest from researchers and industry, and was the subject of a recent BBC television programme. This facility is being used by a PhD researcher to develop strategies to improve the speed at which masonry walls dry out. The facilities at the HIVE are being used to support the EPSRC funded SIMPod which allows researchers to verify thermal models and codes, test new technologies and validate new ways of modelling. One of the most exciting pieces of work is for the EPSRC Healthy Housing for the Displaced, where we are building and testing a series of new refugee shelters. The HIVE site also acts as host to the EPSRC funded full-scale double Environmental Chamber which is used to simulate internal and external environment conditions on full size construction panels and wall systems." We continue to monitor the sustainability of the facility in order to assess its longer-term viability.
Sector Construction
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Member of the steering group 'Plan Climat-Bâtiment'
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description CIP Eco-Innovation
Amount € 1,032,640 (EUR)
Funding ID ECO/12/332972 HEMPSEC 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 09/2013 
End 08/2016
 
Description GW4 Initiator Fund
Amount £15,040 (GBP)
Funding ID GW4-IF4-010 "GW4 Centre of Excellence in the Built Environment " 
Organisation GW4 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Horizon 2020 H2020-EeB-2014
Amount € 1,248,750 (EUR)
Funding ID 626835 - ISOBIO 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 02/2015 
End 01/2019
 
Title Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens 
Description Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description ECOSEE 
Organisation Modcell Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research on the performance of the ECO-SEE panel
Collaborator Contribution Model constructed two experimental buildings and supplied an experimental panel for one of the HIVE cells
Impact Publications in preparation
Start Year 2013
 
Description HEMPSEC 
Organisation Hempsec Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The HIVE was used to evaulate the HEMPSEC structural panel and to optimise its performance ensuring that it delivered best value in the market
Collaborator Contribution Hempsec Limited constructed five experimental buildings for the purposes of this research, which they have donated to the hIVE for use in further research
Impact Publication in print and further publications in preparation
Start Year 2013
 
Description ISOBIO 
Organisation Acciona
Country Spain 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research and development of bio-based panels and renders to reduce environmental impact of construction
Collaborator Contribution Acciona are manufacturing and supplying the experimental panels for installation into three HIVE cells for performance evaluation and demonstration
Impact One publication in print, several more in preparation
Start Year 2015
 
Description Mach Acoustics 
Organisation Mach Acoustics Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of a suitable cell for the purpose of research into the acoustics of windows
Collaborator Contribution Mach Acoustics constructed an acoustic cell, which they have donated to us for further research
Impact none
Start Year 2015
 
Description Engagement with SPECIFIC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk developed a commitment from SPECIFIC to use one of the cells in the HIVE to support their research

Key impact is the engagement with another Research Group on a long term basis, which will undoubtedly lead to research output and future collaborative research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - 2DegreesNetwork 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/test-facility-aims-speed-time-ma...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - AZO Build 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=19034
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - BRE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bre.co.uk/news/BRE-University-Centre-of-Excellence-opens-major-new-construction-materials...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Bah Business (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bath-business.net/earl-of-wessex-officially-opens-university-of-baths-innovative-building...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - BathBusiness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/11497465.Centre___s_a_HIVE_of_activity_for_Royal_visit/
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Building Products 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.buildingproducts.co.uk/news/bre-opens-major-new-construction-materials-test-facility
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Building4Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.building4change.com/article.jsp?id=2518#.VGnr6jSsV8G
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Business Biscuit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Informed readers on environmental impact of construction and how bio-based materials can reduce this impact

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.businessbiscuit.com/news/2364-prince-edward-opens-new-research-centre-in-wroughton?tmpl=c...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Business Biscuit (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.businessbiscuit.com/news/2364-prince-edward-opens-new-research-centre-in-wroughton?tmpl=c...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - CITB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.citb.co.uk/news-events/uk/new-centre-to-test-building-materials/
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - DPA on the net 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dpaonthenet.net/article/83498/New-HIVE-creates-a-buzz-in-construction-environmental-resea...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - E&T 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2014/sep/hive-construction-material-testing-facility.cfm
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Edie 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE with emphasis on resilience to flooding

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.edie.net/news/4/Flood-resilient-construction-materials-put-to-the-test/26959/
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Green Building Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.greenbuildingpress.co.uk/article.php?article_id=1902
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Intern Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE with emphasis on natural building materials testing

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.internafrica.org/2014/09/growing-our-way-out-of-climate-change.htmll
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Materials World 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE - with emphasis on energy efficient homes

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.iom3.org/news/making-energy-efficient-homes
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Newcastle Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Phys.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE, with emphasis on flood resilience

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://phys.org/news/2014-09-sustainable-flood-resilient-materials.html
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Rural Energy News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ruralenergynews.co.uk/archives/27333
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Swindon Business 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://swindon-business.net/index.php/2014/09/26/earl-of-wessex-officially-opens-swindons-innovative...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Swindon Link 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.swindonlink.com/news/earl-of-wessex-opens-1million-research-facility-in-wroughton
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Technology4Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.technology4change.com/article.jsp?id=564#.VGnshjSsV8F
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - The Construction Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/new-test-bed-opens-for-construction-materials
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - The Engineer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theengineer.co.uk/civil/news/researchers-use-hive-to-test-latest-building-methods/1019277...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - This is Wiltshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/11497465.Centre___s_a_HIVE_of_activity_for_Royal_visit/
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Wharf Valley Today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://beta.wharfevalleytoday.co.uk/latest-south-west-news/Centre-tests-new-building-materials.71528...
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE -0 Environmental Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/system/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/enviro-eng-oct-2014-1.pdf
 
Description Industry and online press coverage of the launch of the HIVE -21/08/2014 - Royal Central - The Earl of Wessex to open new carbon footprint research facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from insuctrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://royalcentral.co.uk/wessexes/the-earl-of-wessex-to-open-new-carbon-footprint-research-facility...
 
Description Interview with the New Civil Engineer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview allowed me to inform readers about the nature of the research being conducted at the HIVE, encouraging applications for collaborative research

Publication only recently appeared, but I expect an increase in interest in developing collaborative research programmes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nce.co.uk/news/research-centre-aims-to-give-birth-to-infrastructure-boosting-innovations-...
 
Description Launch of the HIVE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the HIVE. Opening conducted by HRH The Earl of Wessex. 200 people attended including all members of the Vice-Chancellor's Group of the University of Bath, members of the EPSRC, Innovate UK, academics from 10 UK and 2 non-UK universities, TV, paper and radio journalists

A large amount of interest was generated from the launch party, both from people attending and from the ensuing publicity through TV, radio and press. A number of follow-up engagement activities have ensued, detailed separately.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Meeting with Gavin Phillips (University of Chester) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting developed an interest in developing collaborative research.

The University of Chester are now developing a research programme to be undertaken at the HIVE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description National Press Coverage of the launch of the HIVE - The Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on the carbon emissions produced by the construction industry, on ways in which this can be reduce=d and on the ways in which the HIVE can contribute to this

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/25/hemp-wood-fibre-construction-climate-cha...
 
Description National Press Coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Times Higher Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/campus-close-up-university-of-bath/2015618.article
 
Description National press coverage of the launch of the HIVE - Press Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Online publication - NextCity.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact USA article on the launch of the HIVE

Broaden readership to take in the USA. Potential interest from US researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/hive-lab-university-bath-experiment-resilience
 
Description Presentation at European Façade Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation led to questions and discussions afterwards

A direct consequence of this presentation was the development of a relationship with Mach Acoustics who are now proposing some collaborative research using the HIVE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio Interview on the opening of the HIVE - Jack FM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Description of the launch of the HIVE

Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.jackfmswindon.com/news/swindons-news/prince-edward-opens-new-research-centre-in-wroughton...
 
Description TV and Radio coverage of the launch of the HIVE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 25/09/2014 - BBC TV South Today, Oxford
25/09/2014 - BBC Radio Bristol (20:00)
25/09/2014 - BBC Somerset (17:00, 20:00)
25/09/2014 - BBC Radio Gloucestershire (16:30, 20:00)
25/09/2014 - BBC Wiltshire (13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00)
25/09/2014 - Heart Swindon (15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00)


Coverage has resulted in enquiries from industrialists for collaborative research programmes, some of which are now under negotiation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit be the ZeroCarbon Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk developed into a stimulating discussion with some good ideas for potential research activities

The ZeroCarbon Hub have agreed to develop a research plan which might utilise upo to three pods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit by Business West 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked considerable interest in our research

A number of enquiries have resulted about possible research support to the members of Business West
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from Carlton Jones (MRCMA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting resulted in an invitation to present to the MRCMA AGM

Presentation to MRCMA AGM to take place in December 2014. Potential development of collaborative research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from Constructing Excellence (South West) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk generated interest in our research activities

Talk has led to a presentation to the CESW AGM in December, which may well lead on to collaborative research activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014