Modcell wins Innovation Achievers Award

—March 28, 2014

 ModCell win International Innovation and Research Awards run by CIOB.

White Design is one of the founding organisations of Modcell and we are particularly proud of Modcell's recent CIOB award, celebrating excellence in academic research and industry innovation.

White Design use the Modcell system on many of our projects due to its excellent thermal performance.

Modcell utilises the excellent thermal insulation qualities of straw bale and hemp construction to form prefabricated panels. It is an innovative, offsite-manufactured wall and roof cladding system that can be quickly and efficiently installed, creating buildings with thermal performance up to three times higher than the current building regulations require.

The International Innovation and Research Awards run by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) seeks to  celebrate excellence in academic research and industry innovation. 

Twenty four countries took part and submitted more than 200 entries. The panel was an 18- strong panel of judges 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".

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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


More information about Modcell can be found here in the Global Construction Review.

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May Park Primary, Balehaus at University of Bath, Hayesfield Girls School, LILAC co-housing.