Ceramic Systems

Sponsored by ASCER Tile of Spain, the research studies two major challenges for ceramic products in the construction industry; the need for increasing product diversity and customization, and the mounting pressure to conform to ever higher standards of environmental performance in design and construction. Both aspects of ceramics are looked at through a holistic, process-centric research approach that includes all aspects of the ceramic lifecycle, from production, distribution, and installation to operation and eventual dismantling. The two challenges of customization and sustainability are distinct yet related through the common goal of waste reduction.