11 November 2005
11 November 2005
White Young Green (WYG) Specialist Structures Division is holding a series of UK interactive breakfast seminars on the use of FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) composite materials within the construction industry.
They are working in close association with The National Composites Network and Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC) to promote the advantages of modern materials with innovative design and engineering to provide efficient, optimised solutions to meet clients’ requirements.
The Specialist Structures Division, based in Southampton, have completed projects in virtually every industry, ranging from something as small as titanium hip joints to large structures such as a classroom of the future. They have been working to develop unusual building structures such as hanging office space, landmark features, large sculptures and public art projects.
David Kendall, Director of Specialist Structures commented: “No concept is too strange for us to consider – we love the challenge. We are helped by computational analysis capabilities which enable unusual structures to be analysed, including those outside of normal codes and guidelines. The series of interactive seminars throughout the UK are designed to introduce our innovative capabilities to a wider audience who may have demanding problems in the design and engineering aspects of a project.”
The first seminars are in Bristol on the 29th November and Cardiff on the 30th November.
Toho Tenax is introducing a high-tensile, highly shock-resistant prepreg that incorporates carbon fibre developed for aerospace applications and carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Hexcel is promoting its range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance winter sports equipment at ISPO Munich 2018 on 28-31 January.