Confirmation seminar presented by Mahmoud Ahmad Mahmoud Abu Saleem

Paper-based and cardboard structures have received great attention within the contemporary society in the past decade owing to the growing societal demand for sustainable construction and their potential as a suitable alternative to high-cost building materials. The low weight and versatility are encouraging features that drive the advantage of cardboard beyond the packaging field.  In this thesis, a novel hybrid cardboard sandwich system will be created as an innovative technology that will generate considerable interest in the construction industry, particularly in light of the ongoing emphasis on sustainability. The proposed project aims to develop a sustainable cardboard-core sandwich panels by using novel manufacturing processes with the new joining techniques and scrap cardboard as a primary constituent material. The research work covers not only the finding of novel hybrid cardboard sandwich system, but also will develop the next generation of innovative low-cost and low-weight post-crisis temporary housing, which supports creating effective, economical, and scalable models for post-disaster recovery and resilience. 

About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


Sir James Foots Building (47A), Room 722