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Lucideon white papers are technical documents discussing the latest ‘hot topics’ in our core industries.  They are composed by our expert researchers and engineers and offer key insight and in depth knowledge on the subjects that matter to you.
You can find a list of our latest construction related white papers down the right of this page, or click here to browse all of our white papers.

Testing Facilities & Technologies

Our testing capabilities and in-house technologies include a large-scale laboratory, 300 anchorage strong-floor, purpose built test rigs and novel technologies to help you, our construction partner, when developing the latest products for market. Our construction capabilities include:


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  • Energy Saving: The UK approach to insulating the fabric of existing masonry houses

    The UK government is committed to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and has written into law a requirement to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. Much of UK housing is old. Read the full abstract here.

  • The Introduction of Highly Perforated Clay Blocks to the UK

    In the UK clay masonry units are almost exclusively bricks with a standard size of 215mm x 102.5mm x 65mm (length x width x height). On the face of things there is no reason why other sizes cannot be made, the European Standard for clay masonry units was published in the UK in 2003 and covers a wide range of sizes. Read the full abstract here.

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  • White paper

    The Use of Digital Image Correlation in Masonry Research

    pdf 4 MB

  • White paper

    Offsite Construction: The Relevance of Full Scale Testing

    pdf 2 MB

  • White paper

    Digital Image Correlation for Construction

    pdf 927 KB

  • Guidance Document

    Creating Comfortable Conditions in Buildings

    pdf 329 KB

  • White paper

    Cost-Effective Design using Construction Test Methods

    pdf 1 MB

  • Report

    Clay Bricks and Clay Blocks Resource Efficiency Action Plan

    pdf 1 MB

  • Report

    Precast Concrete Resource Efficiency Action Plan

    pdf 2 MB

  • Guidance Document

    Design Guide for Masonry Reinforced by Bond Beams and Columns to Resist Lateral Load

    pdf 785 KB

  • Report

    Flood Resilient Construction

    pdf 367 KB

  • Guidance Document

    Lucideon Guide to Cleaning and Maintaining a Slip Resistant Flooring Surface

    pdf 501 KB

  • Guidance Document

    Technical Report and Design Guidance for the Use of Porotherm Blocks in the UK

    pdf 2 MB

  • Report

    Materials from Alternative, Recycled and Secondary Sources (MARSS) 2005 - 2010: 6 Year Review

    pdf 826 KB

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