conference agenda

Innovation in the development and specification of materials for the construction industry is at the heart of the conference agenda for 2018. With two packed days of talks from industry knowledge leaders, you’ll be sure to find seminars that will expand your awareness of the ever-changing world of materials for architecture, construction and design.

WED 25 APRIL

11:00 am

Keynote

11:20 am

Session #2 To be confirmed

12:00 pm

Zinc: zinc-alloy cladding, roofing and other architectural elements

Speaker

12:20 pm

Aluminium: durability, recycling and aesthetics

Speaker

2:10 pm

GRP FRP NBS H41 bespoke fibreglass mouldings and architectural cladding systems

Speaker

2:30 pm

Advanced architectural approaches to copper and copper alloys for facades

2:50 pm

Session #7 To be confirmed…

3:30 pm

Application of auxetic materials as architectural systems

Speaker

  • View full profile for Professor Andrew AldersonProfessor Andrew Alderson Professor and Principle Research Fellow - Materials and Engineering Research Institute Sheffield Hallam University

3:50 pm

BIPV: the translation of products and systems into design and construction

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Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) provide an opportunity to integrate renewable energy generation seamlessly into buildings, delivering multiple functions from a single building material. The a...

Speaker

4:10 pm

Bamboo architecture & structural engineering

Speaker

4:30 pm

Ceramics for sustainable architectural technologies: possibilities and innovations

Speaker

5:00 pm

Facades focus: concept to delivery by a major contractor

Speaker

5:30 pm

Evening Reception

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The main event of the evening will be the finale of a design competition: young researchers will give presentations on the latest innovations in construction materials to a panel of four architect ...

THU 26 APRIL

10:00 am

Innovations in Concrete

Speaker

10:20 am

Sustainable & Low-carbon Concrete

Speaker

12:20 pm

Session #19 To be confirmed…

12:40 pm

Session #20 To be confirmed…

2:10 pm

Rammed earth construction: a return to the use of highly traditional materials

Speaker

2:30 pm

Enabling a circular building industry with cradle to cradle inspired buildings

Speaker

3:00 pm

Phase-change materials for ultimate thermal efficiency

Speaker

3:40 pm

Unbreakable materials: combining high strength with extreme light weight

Speaker

4:00 pm

Supertall timber: functional natural materials for high-rise structures

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Speaker

  • Dr Michael Ramage, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of CambridgeDr Michael Ramage Senior Lecturer - Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of Cambridge