We have been listening to our visitors, exhibitors and sponsors from Materials 2017 and plan to ensure that our second event brings you more of what you want. Innovation will be at the heart of Materials for Architecture 2018. Here is a breakdown of changes we’re making to ensure this theme is ever-present and you are completely satisfied with your visit:
With topics including responsive building skins, rammed earth construction, phase-change and unbreakable materials the conference programme for 2018 is set to highlight some of the newest, most innovative themes within the built environment. Speakers will come from major architecture practices, engineering firms, academia and more.
There will be a much greater focus on innovation within the exhibition hall including an Innovation Zone and highly interactive materials display area.
With one seminar space devoted to obtaining CPD points, talks will be offered free-of-charge with themes exploring innovation in the development and specification of construction materials for building structures, envelopes, façades and finishes.
As well as being an informal opportunity to network with other industry professionals over drinks, the evening reception will host a competition focused on young academics and researchers presenting the very latest in materials innovation. Entries will be judged by a panel of leading architects.
WHO SHOULD VISIT?
Materials for Architecture 2018 is set to attract visitors in a variety of sectors and positions.
Among the attendees at Materials 2017 were professionals including:
- Architectural technologists
- Construction consultants
- Facilities managers
- Interior architects and designers
- Project managers
- Purchasing and procurement managers
- Quantity surveyors
Among the attendees at Materials 2017 were professionals from:
- Allies and Morrison
- Bartlett School of Architecture
- British Land
- Buro Happold
- C F Möller Architects
- Feilden+Mawson LLP
- Heatherwick Studio
- Jestico + Whiles
- Stanton Williams
- Transport for London
- Willmott Dixon
It was a very interesting event and I made some useful new contacts from exhibitors, delegates and fellow presenters.
I thought that Materials 2017 was a good show, and whilst small it did provide me with a chance to meet with collaborators both old and new.
SALES DIRECTOR, ICF SUPPLIES LTD
I learned some new things which really did have relevance to my work in design and construction.
I found Materials 2017 a very useful event with very good seminars.