Visit FoAM-BUILD At Ecobuild

Representatives of the FoAM-BUILD consortium will be attending Ecobuild 2016, the leading exhibition and conference for the UK construction and energy market, from 8th to 10th March at ExCeL in London.

FoAM-BUILD, the four year European project to develop next generation External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) for new builds and retrofitting applications is now entering its final two years and has already achieved promising results.

One of the most recent developments is the setting up of a ventilation test façade at DAW (Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke von Robert Murjahn Stiftung & Co KG), who are responsible for the scale up for the production of new and improved thermal insulation materials made of expanded particle foam such as EPS.  This test façade will be used to run an experiment over the next four months which will involve the recording of ambient conditions in order to demonstrate how weather conditions affect the growth of micro-organisms on façades.

Another development is the creation of a sensor sensitive to both temperature and moisture on the ETICS surface.  Results to-date show fast detection of changes in humidity on the surface of ETICS.

To discover more about FoAM-BUILD, visit the Smithers Rapra stand, number E4109, where more information will be available or visit the website at

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.