Composites Conference: AIA LU/HSW Credits, Speaker Lineup & Student Sponsorship
Using composites in architecture will be the topic of a one day conference in Denver, “A Vision for the Future of Composites in Architecture – Where We Go From Here, and Why” May 15, 2013. The day will feature a keynote address by visionary architect and designer Greg Lynn, and an impressive lineup of speakers presenting technical insight in-depth. All sessions have been approved by AIA, for a total of 7 hours of LU/HSW continuing education credit.
This first-time emphasis on the use of this rapidly emerging material system for architectural applications is part of the ACMA’s (American Composites Manufacturers Association) semi-annual Corrosion & Construction conference, focused on the long-standing use of composites for highly corrosion resistant systems and infrastructure applications.
In addition to Greg Lynn’s keynote, here is the lineup for the day:
1. Introduction to Composites in Architecture: From Neolithic Huts to 21st Century Façades.
Speaker: Bill Kreysler, President of Kreysler & Associates
2. Composites From a Code Official’s View: Specific Requirements and Allowances; What inspectors look for or ought to look for when reviewing applications where combustible materials are involved.
Speaker: Doug Evans, PE, FSFPE, Fire Protection Engineer for Clark County Nevada
3. The Reaction to Fire Characteristics of Building Materials and Evaluating Fire Code Compliance: The science of fire performance vs. prescriptive codes; when, where, how and why.
Speaker: Nick Dembsey, PhD, PE, FPE, Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
4. What the Building/Construction Market Can Learn From Composites Use in Other Industries; Uses of composites in structural and decorative applications: A cross-industry comparison.
Speaker: Robert Moffit, Market Development of Ashland Reactive Chemicals
5. How FRP Composites Connect and Co-Exist with Traditional Materials: Connections, imbeds, material coordination, and how FRP materials coexist with steel, concrete and other building materials.
Speaker: Scott Reeve, PE, President of Composite Advantage
6. Evaluating Composite Options From the Professional Engineer’s Perspective: What to look for, how to look for it, and what an engineer expects from fabricators.
Speaker: Shane McCormick, PE, SE, LEED AP, Principal at Martin/Martin Engineers
STUDENTS: ACMA is offering a limited number of complimentary student passes for the one day conference.
(From the ACMA website:)
2013 STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
The American Composites Manufacturers Association and the 2013 Western Board are pleased to announce a new student education program Composites Connection: Student Sponsorship Program for this year’s Digging Down and Building Up Conference. This opportunity helps to offset conference costs by offering *Students complimentary day registration. For eligibility requirements and deadlines, download the Student Nominee Form. Scholarships are on a first come first serve basis and a limited number will be awarded. Deadline: May 3.