The International Innovation and Research Awards run by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) celebrate excellence in academic research and industry innovation. 24 countries took part in the 2013 awards submitting over 200 entries. All judged by an 18-strong panel of leading figures from academia and industry.
Professor Stuart Green, Chair of the Judging Panel said, “It has been immensely gratifying to see the highest ever number of entries to the CIOB International Innovation & Research Awards. I have also been delighted with the overall quality of the applications across all categories. Especially rewarding this year was to see so many strong entries from industry in the innovation categories".
ModCell won the 'Innovation Achievers Award' for 'ModCell's Prefabricated Straw Bale Wall and Roofing System'.
The judges said, ‘ModCell is a highly innovative idea. It comprises a system level of innovation in both prefabricated building product and process. It has also shown a strong application and a clear commercial viability. The panel was extremely impressed by the progress that has been achieved'.
Meet the award winning ModCell Research team:
Craig White - ModCell & White Design
Tim Mander - ModCell & Integral Engineering Design
Prof Pete Walker - University of Bath
Dr Andrew Thomson - University of Bath
Peter Homer - ModCell
Finlay White - ModCell
Oliver Style - Progetic