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Off the Wall from Canada

Building components from food production byproducts

A smart production system uses byproducts from agriculture and aquaculture to make elegant building components.

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“Elegant repurposing to support low carbon building products”
 
Project entry 2020 for North America
 
2nd prize: Alternative building blocks
Project Details
Location
Waterloo, Canada
Authors
Noor Shaikh
Main Author
Noor Shaikh
University of Waterloo, Canada
Daniel Gonzalez
Main Author
Daniel Gonzalez
University of Waterloo, Canada
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2020
North America
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Off the Wall Canada – Project Video
Off the Wall Canada – Project Video

Next Generation 2nd prize winner Off the Wall, Canada – Making building components from food-processing byproducts by …

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Off the Wall Canada – Author Comment
Off the Wall Canada – Author Comment

Next Generation 2nd prize winners Daniel Francisco Gonzalez, student, and Noor Shaikh, consultant, IXIM Bioproducts …

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