Free Conference & Panel - Developing Building Codes and Guidelines: Is Standardization an Attainable Goal?

Thursday June 22 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Agora

Free Conference & Panel - Developing Building Codes and Guidelines: Is Standardization an Attainable Goal?

  • What comes after updating the International Building Code?
  • Necessary regulatory changes
  • Educating the architectural world about the use of composites

The rigor of code-compliant requirements making it possible to use fiber-reinforced plastics in buildings is what has prevented these advanced materials from being adopted in a faster manner by the industry. This interactive session aims to present what has been done so far and what still needs to be set up.

11:00am - 12:00pm: Following the presentations, take part in a round table discussion with the speakers about the challenges of building.

10:00 AM to 10:20 AM
American Concrete Institute

American Concrete Institute

Stephen Szoke

country:
United States

Professional Engineer

Building Official Acceptance of Composites in Concrete

  • Overview of the code development and adoption processes in the United
  • Methods of compliance discussion
10:40 AM to 11:00 AM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Nicholas Dembsey

country:
United States

Professor

Engineering Methods for FRP