IYRS School of Technology and Trades Hosts MIT Students

28 January 2014

IYRS School of Technology and Trades Hosts MIT Students

The IYRS School of Technology and Trades hosted architecture students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 15 – 17 January for a seminar on composites technology.

The IYRS explains the purpose of the seminar was to enhance students’ theoretical understanding of composites by creating the materials, and ultimately promote the use of ‘green’ materials in modern architecture.

According to IYRS its faculty and students, along with Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor at MIT Department of Architecture, instructed the MIT students in each component of the composites material creation process.

IYRS states that the students examined various composites materials completed a vacuum infusion process which pulls resin through the materials, and discussed the current application of the materials in modern architecture. After three days, the students were able to create structures of composite canoes and cylindrical beams.

One MIT student, Che-Wei Wang, wrote that the workshop “really opened my eyes.” He continued “[that] I have the utmost respect for everyone in the industry and I'm excited to work with more composites in the near future.”

IYRS School of Technology and Trades plans to run future seminars with MIT on composites technology.

Photo provided by IYRS 

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