Natural Materials Association Lunchtime Seminars: Focus on Construction

20 Aug 2020

Free online webinar via Zoom
13.00 - 14:30 BST

You are invited to join us for the third in our series of monthly virtual events when we will focus on natural materials for construction. This event will explore a number of natural materials, their application as a construction material and their contribution to a more sustainable world

You will hear from:

  • Alex – will answer the question: Biobased Construction: why hemp?
  • Hector – will talk about Building with Bamboo
  • Craig – will speak on Biobased Materials in a post-Covid World
  • Issi – will speak on How Local Government is Moving to Circular Construction
What is the NMA?

The Natural Materials Association (NMA) is the first UK body to represent the breadth of natural materials and its primary objective is to raise awareness of innovative uses of natural materials, develop a knowledge exchange between materials scientists, product designers and those in industry and education

If you are interested, want to learn about natural materials and get to know some NMA members, why not register for the event?  We have leading specialists to give us quick and insightful information, these are:

  • Alex Sparrow, Director, UK Hempcrete
  • Hector Archila Santos, Senior Lecturer, UWE, Bristol
  • Craig White, CEO, Agile Homes
  • Issi Rousseva, Architecture and Design Department: Brighton and Hove City Council

The interactive seminar will also provide the opportunity for Question and Answers and we often hang around at the end for a fun and engaging panel session.


13.00 – Start and greetings by Graham Ormondroyd, Vice Chair of NMA
13.04 – ASBP will speak for 2 minutes on Sustainable Building Products
13.06 – Alex Sparrow from UK Hempcrete will speak for 10 minutes on using hemp for construction
13.20 – Hector Archila will speak for 7 minutes on bamboo
13.32 – Craig White from Agile Homes will speak for 7 minutes on biobased materials
13.45 – Issi Rousseva will speak for 7 minutes on circular constriction
13.44 – Q&A 
14.00 – General discussion
14.30 – Close

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Chelsea Wallis
IOM3 Conference and Events Department
+44 (0)20 7451 7302