PIA - Design Innovation with FRP Composites

11
Feb
2009
 
XX
XX
AM

Speakers: Dr Sue Halliwell, NetComposites Ltd; David Kendall, Optima Projects; Edwin Stokes, Stage One and Thomas Royle, Gurit

Fibre Reinforced Polymers have become part of the innovative designer´s toolkit. They offer flexibility not possible with traditional materials, enabling structural innovation and new design possibilities.

This seminar will introduce the benefits of using FRP composites for various demanding architectural applications. Presentations will discuss the material options considered for each structure and highlight the reasons FRP composites were chosen. Arguments will focus on performance, cost and sustainability issues.

Presentations are ‘Optimising footbridge design’, ‘Chanel Pavilion - showcase design structure’ and ‘Rescuing a challenging design brief’.

Booking is essential. Places are £4 and include one drink.

Free for PIA members: Upon booking, you will be provided with an option to override payment. Your name will be checked against a list of members when you arrive.

PIA is an independent forum to encourage and facilitate innovative product development in architecture. The PIA is managed by The Building Centre Trust.

Free for PIA members: You will be provided with an option to override payment. Your name will be checked against a list of members when you arrive.

PIA is an independent forum to encourage and facilitate innovative product development in architecture. The PIA is managed by The Building Centre Trust.