Programme 2018

09:30 Registration and Networking
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
Gemma Smith and Sue Keighley, NetComposites
10:15 Keynote: Composites Combining Ground-Breaking Design with the Highest Levels of Fire, Smoke & Toxic Fume Performance
Neil Gray, Scott Bader
Session 1: An Architects' Dream
10:45 Designing for Advanced Composites; Case Studies of Practical Solutions
Toby Whitfield, Shapeshift Technology
11:15 Refreshment Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
11:45Structural FRP Composites in Architecture and Urban Design
Rudy Jurg, Gurit
12:15 Building Bigger and Better in Composites
David Kendall, Optima Projects
12:45 Combining Composite Structures with Traditional Gypsum Plaster
Sylvain Vieujot, Enata Industries
13:15 Lunch Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
Session 2: Smart Structures are Durable and Cost Effective
14:15 Desmocomp® - Raw Materials for Pultruded Composites with Extreme UV, Chemical and Weathering Resistance
Paul Heinz, Covestro
14:45 Polymer Composites Railway Sleepers - a $1.3 Billion Opportunity
Professor Peter Schubel, University of Southern Queensland
15:15 Refreshment Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
15:45 Reinforcement Solution for Transparent Composite Structures
Mika Hurri, Ahlstrom-Munksjö
16:15 Fire Compliance Requirements as per UAE Fire & Life Safety Code of Practice
Abhishek Chhabra, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants
09:30 Registration and Networking
10:00 Keynote: The Use of Composites in Construction
Dr Amer Affan, Affan Innovative Structures
Session 3: An Architects' Dream
10:30 Large Span and Self-Supportive Advanced Composite Structures
Dr Mark Hobbs, Premier Composites Technologies
11:00 Sustainable Composites in Building and Construction - Interior/Exterior Fire Safety and Energy Savings
Biju Krishnankutty, Scott Bader
11:30 Refreshment Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
Session 4: Bringing Buildings Back to Life
12:00 The Norman Foster Foundation: A Real Fire Retardant Cover for the Pavilion of Inspriation with Saertex LEO
Steven Bakker, Saertex
12:30 Review of Life Extension Composite Materials Technologies and Structural Concepts
Julien Sellier, STRUCTeam
13:00 Lunch Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
Session 5: Housing of the Future
14:00 A New Way of Thinking about Design and What Buildings of the Future Will Do
Charlie Hall, C6(n) Technology
14:30 New Options for the Ceramic World - Inspiration and Knowledge on High-End Branded Fillers for Manufacturers of Products Made of Synthetic Resin Composites
Maximilian Holler, Dorfner
15:00 Refreshment Break, Informal Networking and Exhibits
Panel Session: Who Do We Think We Are?
Chaired by Julien Sellier
15:30 Pre Panel Activity Session
Gemma Smith, NetComposites
15:40 Panel Session
Julien Sellier, STRUCTeam
Neil Gray and Latha Ekambaram, Scott Bader
Abhishek Chhabra, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants