Collaborating organisations

Collaborating Partners

Hybrid Structures specialise in the design, manufacture and construction of structures using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), Glulam beams, timber cassettes and structural steelwork. We specialise in the construction of solid timber only and Hybrid Structures for the Commercial, Residential and Educational sectors. Hybrid Structures’ speciality is designing and constructing structures utilising diverse materials to create unique buildings and spaces. The concept of hybrid structures is not to limit anyone to one material, but to allow them the freedom to explore different materials, to compliment the final vision and requirements of a project.

Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.

2SMArtEST is an innovative startup and spinoff company of University of Calabria – UniCal (Rende, IT) formally supported by the European Center for Nuclear Research – CERN (Geneva, CH). Their core business consists in the development and industrialization of novel/SMART leak tight pipe-coupling systems, based on shape memory alloys (SMAs). Besides this main business, 2SMArtEST can offer B2B support to several industrial sectors, within the context of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, through design, manufacturing, testing and validation of custom based SMART solutions, exploiting the unique features of SMAs.

With over 10.000 kg of metal 3D printed objects and over 40 man-years of experience since 2014, MX3D is the company that brought large-scale robotic wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) and its market to life and made enabling 3D metal printing more flexible, faster and cheaper. Now, MX3D is ready to transform the market further by launching the first dedicated robotic WAAM software enabling companies, engineers and designers to print end-to-end large-scale 3D metal objects in-house. MX3D became immediate innovation leader in 3D metal printing by presenting its jaw-dropping 12 meter long fully functional 3D printed stainless steel pedestrias bridge which will soon be installed in the heart of Amsterdam.

SCI (the Steel Construction Institute) has been a trusted, independent source of information and engineering expertise globally for over 30 years, and remains the leading, independent provider of technical expertise and disseminator of best practice to the steel construction sector.

Laing O’Rourke is committed to the development of a culture based on Excellence Plus performance. The Group sets stretching targets in all its operations globally and by applying the four elements of Excellence Plus performance – Client Focus, Innovation, Responsible Behaviour, People Development – it will achieve its vision to be the company of first choice for all stakeholders, able to challenge and change the poor practices synonymous with the construction industry, and compete alongside world-leading businesses. As a company we are passionate about harnessing innovation as a positive force for change. We instil this mindset culturally in every element of our operations and project delivery. We invest heavily in research and development both academically with our university partnerships and at the operational level withing our manufacturing and engineering facilities where we put the academic theory into practice.

What we do is more than a job, we work every day to make the world better for all. Everything we do – from addressing water scarcity and aging infrastructure to ensuring access to life-saving therapies and protecting against sophisticated cyberattacks – is more than projects outlined in proposal requests. They’re our challenges as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships. We know we can help our partners make a positive impact on the world. We lead large project teams with many different companies and agencies – but make sure everyone’s voice has a chance to be heard and respected.

We make extraordinary efforts to attract, develop, engage and retain the best professionals in our fields of expertise because this is what makes us great. We put the highest ethical standards at the centre of all we do. Professionalism is inherent in our offering. We are humble and act with moral and intellectual integrity, keep our word, treat everyone with respect, support our colleagues, and embrace diversity. We care about individuals and their progress and offer the most fulfilling career development for our prefessionals. We promote our young recruits because we believe fresh perspectives bring great ideas and new energy.

Our steel industry can be a minefield, with complex projects and high risks, you need only the strongest, most reliable partners. Our solution is simple. Honesty & collaboration. Located 400 yards from the main entrance to the UK’s premier steel production facility and within 30 miles of every kind of steel specialist service that you can imagine, logistically we enjoy a distinct advantage. This is one of many reasons why we can turn around complex projects without paying for days shunting loads hundreds of miles in either direction.

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting our customers in meeting demand for renewable eco-friendly products. Building on our heritage and know-how in forestry and trees, Stora Enso is committed to the development of products and technologies based on renewable materials. Our products, in many cases, provide a low-carbon alternative to products made from fossil-based or other non-renewable materials. Today our solutions are found in such segments as building, retail, food and beverages, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, confectionary, hygiene and textiles. Tomorrow, we believe there is the potential to produce anything that’s made with fossil-based materials from a tree.

Sculpteo offers an intuitive online platform to optimize and analyze your 3D models. Your quote is automatically generated and your parts will be sent to production in just a few clicks. Sculpteo offers a wide selection of high-performance materials developed by BASF and dedicated to demanding applications. From automotive to consumer goods, including robotics or medical. Sculpteo provides adapted manufacturing tools and support to all businesses, helping them to reach the next level.

We give you a personalised 3D Printing service with fast turnaround options and a wide choice of materials in which to 3D print your designs. Our services range from Strong and Durable for functional parts, through Fine and Ultra Fine Detail for prototyping and model making. Our range of Flexible, Rubber like materials give you prototyping options in a range of shore A values. Finally our 3D Printed Metals service offers manufacturing for complex short run designs, including Aluminium, copper, steels and precious metals.

Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), a unit of the Malaysian Rubber Board, was founded in 1938 and is now one of the world's leading rubber research and development establishments. It is based at Brickendonbury near Hertford, UK. TARRC's main role is to promote and assist the Malaysian rubber and rubber products industries. This is accomplished by scientific research into natural rubber, technological developments in the compounding and processing of rubbers, the design of rubber products and the improvement of service lifetime of rubber products.

Hilti stands for quality, innovation and direct customer relationships, resulting in about 250,000 individual customer contacts each day. Based in Schaan, Liechtenstein, Hilti has approx. 33,000 employees around the world who contribute to making construction work simpler, faster and safer - while inspiring customers with technologically leading products, systems, software and services.

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) is a non-profit, mission driven organisation, with an ever-growing membership alliance of forward-thinking companies and institutions from across the built environment sector. They launched at the Palace of Westminster in 2011 with 9 founder members. Their membership now totals well over 100 progressive organisations, including world-renowned research institutions, trade bodies, architectural practices, contractors, and product manufacturers from start-ups and innovators, to market-leading multinational companies.