Conference 2 - Evaluating and Improving the Durability of Composite Materials in Construction

Tuesday June 20 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Agora

Conference 2 - Evaluating and Improving the Durability of Composite Materials in Construction

  • The challenges of combining safety and sustainability
  • Pultrusion: the manufacturing method of choice?
  • Recycling and repairing

At a time when environmental concerns are constantly growing, designing and building more sustainable structures has become a priority. Using composite materials as an alternative to traditional materials makes sense thanks to their properties. Specifically, the weight reduction they make possible allows for more energy-efficient constructions, their resistance to corrosion favors longer service life, which makes them more durable than other solutions considered so far.

Chairman
OWENS CORNING USA Chairman

OWENS CORNING USA

Mikhail Vorobiev

country:
United States

Global Product Manager - Infrastructure

1:30 PM to 1:55 PM
OWENS CORNING USA Chairman

OWENS CORNING USA

Mikhail Vorobiev

country:
United States

Global Product Manager - Infrastructure

Infrastructure - Next Frontier of Pultruded Composites

  •  Corrosion and durability
  • Pultruded composites rebars
  • Bridge in service case studies
1:55 PM to 2:20 PM
Construction Composites

Construction Composites

Martin Halpin

country:
United Kingdom

Innovation and Development Manager

Affordable Composites in Infrastructures

  • Safer and more sustainable installations
  • Case studies involving an aqueduct, a footbridge, a road bridge deck and some lightweighting of smaller bridge components
2:20 PM to 2:45 PM
Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Shinichi Miyazato

country:
Japan

Researcher

Expectation of FRP for Infrastructure in Japan

  • Cheapness and processability
  • Durability and lightness
  • New composite structures combining concrete or steel with FRTP
  • Existing structure strenghtening
2:45 PM to 3:10 PM
Premier Composite Technologies

Premier Composite Technologies

Mark Hobbs

country:
United Arab Emirates

Head of Structural Engineering

Large Scale Self-supporting CFRP Architectural Structures

  • Realisation of ground-breaking projects thanks to lightweight and freedom of form of moulded structural panels
  • Inspirational structures
3:10 PM to 3:30 PM - Networking break