Conference 1 - Construction: A Segment Filled With Possibilities

Tuesday June 20 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Agora

Conference 1 - Construction: A Segment Filled With Possibilities

  • Market overview
  • Meeting structural, thermal and aesthetic requirements
  • Commercial building applications
  • Next generation networks

With forecasts of the number of accommodation capacities doubling by 2050, the question of what materials will be used is becoming increasingly important, especially considering the environmental and weight constraints in this specific field. Composite materials are part of the solution, the challenge being to inform designers of their possibilities, and educate industrials of the specific requirements the construction field entails. This session will delve into the various uses of composite elements in buildings, their superior properties, and how cities of the future can be built with them, notably in wall panels, foundations, building cladding, etc. 

Chairman
Connectra Chairman

Connectra

Andrew Mafeld

country:
Sweden

Managing Director

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Connectra Chairman

Connectra

Andrew Mafeld

country:
Sweden

Managing Director

The Future of Building – the Growing Use of Composites in Construction and Architecture

  • Architectural projects
  • Composite systems for whole or parts of buildings
  • Composite elements used in construction
  • Composite systems for reinforcement and repair
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Eric Davis

country:
United States

Lecturer, Department of Architecture Interior Architecture and Designed Objects

Towards a Systemic Architecture: Composites at the Conceptual and Practical Levels

  • Incorporation of more simultaneous criteria and systems parameters
  • Fundamental conceptual and practical shortcomings: management of thermal and moisture penetration
  • Superior thermal properties of composites: towards greater flexibility and sustainability
  • Greater incorporation of composites in exterior wall systems
  • Expanding the art of architecture
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Core Composites

Core Composites

Rich O'Meara

country:
United States

President

Structural Composites for Military Shelter Applications

  • Construction, technology thrusts and obstacles of military shelters
  • Design and processes being used for the prototype
  • Commercial building applications
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Networking break
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Innovative Composite Solutions

Innovative Composite Solutions

Uday Vaidya

country:
United States

Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing Professor

Modular, Above the Ground, Composite Shelter

  • Composite products for an affordable safe room
  • Large scale infrastructure implementation potential, for architecture and buildings
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
EXEL COMPOSITES PLC

EXEL COMPOSITES PLC

Mikko Lassila

country:
Finland

Group Sales Development Manager and Product Business Owner, Telecommunication

Composites in Future Connected Cities

  • Next generation telecommunication network will bring millions of antennas to city infrastructure
  • Composites can be tailored to surpass RF signals and yet to work as a mechanical member in different application
  • Could next generation networks bring the next big momentum for composites in construction
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
UNC Charlotte (College of Arts + Architecture)

UNC Charlotte (College of Arts + Architecture)

Jefferson Ellinger

country:
United States

IA Associate Professor

A Composite Logic for a Tectonic Industry

  • Evolving from constructions of heavy perimeter bearing walls with punched openings to trabeated constructions with interior supports
  • Moving beyond presumed methods of construction and connection
  • Defining space though regulated rhythms of columns and beams