Alternative Construction Materials Team Wins JEC Asia Innovation Award
FCL's Alternative Construction Materials project team, together with Singapore's Republic Polytechnic, wins the 2016 JEC Asia Innovation Award for project on bonding bamboo composite and concrete.
FCL's Alternative Construction Materials project lead by Prof Dirk E. Hebel, together with Republic Polytechnic, won the 2016 JEC Asia Innovation Award for their project 'Maximising Bonding Between Sustainable Bamboo Composite and Concrete'. The project by the FCL team and Republic Polytechnic was awarded a grant by the Ministry of Education under its Translational R&D and Innovation Fund in March 2015.
The FCL team started to collaborate with Republic Polytechnic in 2014. The FCL team will train more than 25 Republic Polytechnic students as part of their final year projects. Successful students then continue their Industry Immersion Programme (IIP) internship with FCL. To date, nine Republic Polytechnic students completed the five-month IIP.
JEC hosts the world’s biggest and most famous composite fair and exhibition in Paris every year. The winning project will be featured in the JEC Composites Magazine, which is read by 550,000 composite industry professionals around the world.