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Research interests

Sustainability, energy use and CO2 emissions from buildings. Building conservation and education. Rheology of cement based materials. Processing of concrete. Chemistry of admixtures and their interactions with cement. Special cements and cement blending agents. Traditional and modern limes.

Biography

Phil Banfill is a materials scientist, with 40 years experience of research and education in a university environment. He was appointed Professor of Construction Materials at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 1995 and has published two books and over 190 papers on construction materials and energy in buildings. Most of his work has been concerned with materials, but the sustainability theme brought him into the research community concerned with energy in buildings. He is a senior member of the Urban Energy Research Group (12 staff and research students) with interests in Climate change, sustainability, CO2 reduction, life cycle assessment Existing building stock – refurbishment, modelling, assessment Historic, traditionally constructed, and “hard to treat” buildings Low and zero carbon technologies, and system integration Energy consumption and performance monitoring Human factors – users, policymakers, investors, fuel poverty.

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Research Output 1979 2019

Hygrothermal properties of NHL mortars

Banfill, P. F. G., 6 Mar 2019, Conference Report: The 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings. Brostrom, T., Neilsen, L. & Carlsten, S. (eds.). Visby, Sweden: Uppsala University, p. 71-79 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Mortar
Water absorption
Lime
Density (specific gravity)
Water vapor

Rheology of lime pastes with biopolymer-based additives

Arizzi, A. & Banfill, P. F. G., Feb 2019, In : Materials and Structures. 52, 1, 17 p., 8.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rheology
lime
mortar
agar
additive

Concrete: Building Materials Information Sheet 5

Banfill, P. F. G., 27 Jun 2018, RICS Building Conservation Journal, p. 35 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
civil engineering
sand and gravel
cement
rock
water

Energy-led refurbishment of non-domestic buildings: Ranking measures by attributes

Strachan, M. E. & Banfill, P. F. G., 20 Apr 2017, In : Facilities. 35, 5/6, p. 286-302 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lead
Potential energy
Environmental impact
Costs
Life cycle
Open Access
File
mortar
lime
mechanical property
physical property
leaching

Prizes

Award for best paper in Climate Change Issues theme

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Recipient), 12 May 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

extreme event
climate change
climate

Award for best paper in Low Energy Architecture theme

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Recipient), 12 May 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Award for Best Paper in Structural Survey theme

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Recipient), 12 Sep 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Retrofitting
Lead

Activities 1992 2016

36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference 2016

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Keynote/plenary speaker)
5 Sep 20166 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Rheology of fresh mortar

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Invited speaker)
24 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

35th Cement and Concrete Science Conference

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Participant)
26 Aug 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ARCC Network Assembly

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Speaker)
10 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Calcium Aluminates

Phillip Frank Gower Banfill (Speaker)
21 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference