30 July 2013
30 July 2013
The conference will take place from 10 – 12 September 2013 at Riddel Hall, Belfast, UK.
This successful event, which is now in its sixth year, has introduced an ‘Architects’ Day’ on Thursday 12th September and will look at the use of fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in structural applications.
Organisers of this event, the Network Group for Composites in Construction (NGCC), identified that there was a lack of information available to architects about FRPs.
“Educating architects in the use of FRPs is one of our top priorities at the moment”, said Claire Whysall, Coordinator of NGCC. “The benefits that composite materials bring – including being lightweight, durable and requiring little maintenance - means that FRPs should be considered alongside traditional construction materials in the early stages of design to release their maximum potential.
“There have been some amazing structures built recently using FRP, and I’m positive that the ‘Architects’ Day’ at ACIC 2013 will encourage more architects to consider specifying composites.”
Architects’ Day is being offered at the discounted rate of £145. Full details are available from the conference website. Photo provided by Queen’s University Belfast.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.
Tecniplas is highlighting its composite equipment for the sugar and alcohol industries at the Fenasucro Trade Fair in Sertãozinho, Brazil, on 21-24 August.