The BCP team were tasked with manufacturing four rigid lightweight support panels by using the best combination of lightweight honeycomb and thin facing sheets.
Three of the panels were required to be 1450 x 1450 x 33mm whilst the fourth a considerably larger size of 3020 x 2070 x 33mm. All four panels were built using 1mm thick aluminium facing sheets with 50 x 31 mm Red Grandis hardwood going all the way around the edge.
The Red Grandis hardwood, which is a eucalyptus wood, was used due to its superior engineering properties (ensuring the panels do not shrink).
The four panels have been used by Zenzie Tinker Conservation to create bespoke conservation mount boards edged with silk to store and display a set of metal and textile Kiswa embroideries originally used to cover the Holy Kaaba at Mecca in the late 19th century, for the Dubai Cultural Authority.