11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies


Theme: Materials for sustainable and affordable construction
6th - 9th September 2009
Venue: University of Bath, Bath, UK
Conference: 6th-9th September 2009


The theme of the 1st International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies, held in 1984, was ā€˜Low cost and energy saving
The 11th IC-NOCMAT follows previous events in Hanoi, Vietnam (2002), Bhubanewar, India (1997) and Rio de Janeiro (1984). Over the past 5 years IAC-NOCMAT conferences have also been held in Brazil (JoĆ£o Pessoa (2003); Pirassununga (2004); Rio de Janeiro (2005); Salvador (2006); and MaceiĆ³ Alagoas (2007)) and most recently Cali in Colombia (2008).

NOCMAT 2009 will provide an international forum for information dissemination and exchange, discussions and debates on research and practice in a range of sustainable and innovative construction materials and technologies. The conference is expected to attract a wide range of academics, scientists, researchers, students, builders, designers, NGO field-workers, specifiers and other industrialists from a wide variety of backgrounds, including fields of architecture, engineering, materials, sustainable and ecological technologies, biomaterials, materials sciences, and environmental engineering. The conference should also be of interest to specialists in geography, economists and administrators of natural resources.

Conference Themes
Construction materials and technologies for climate change
Construction materials and technologies to deliver affordable housing
Innovations in development of low carbon materials and technologies
Low cost housing concepts, prototypes and applications
Standards and guidelines
Life-cycle assessment of materials
Environmentally friendly, energy efficient construction
Seismic strengthening, flood mitigation and disaster prevention
Advances in research methodologies and materials testing
Infrastructure systems and materials
Durability and performance of construction materials
Applications in improving building health through materials and constructional development
Recycling of industrial, agricultural and urban waste stream materials.


NOCMAT 2009 is proud to be sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.