Report: Building a Safe and Therapeutic Hospice: An Evaluation of Structural and Thermal Properties in Structural Insulated Panels

Isabelle Foster, Coventry University

This report aims to investigate how advanced technology and innovative construction methods can be adapted to increase the quality and performance of buildings. The key focus of this report is to showcase how a range of eco-friendly materials for the specific purpose of wall construction, can be used as an alternative way to build future hospices in the UK, and to surmount the challenges that traditionally built hospices face. In order to ensure that modern hospices meet patient’s requirements, this report explores the benefits of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) due to the need for a careful consideration of the control of quality and the improvement of the building’s energy efficiency.