Composites Alliance of Rhode Island | “Composites in Architecture” Symposium Takes Place July 20
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06 Jul “Composites in Architecture” Symposium Takes Place July 20

Composites professionals who are interested in gaining more insight into the possibilities of using composites in architecture projects, and meeting architects who are exploring a more prolific use of these materials, should put the upcoming “AIAri: Composites in Architecture” symposium on their calendar. The daylong event takes place Thursday, July 20 at Roger Williams University.

The Composites Alliance’s Architecture Steering Committee has been working with the RI chapter of the American Institute of Architects (sure houseAIAri) to create this landmark event, to build a stronger awareness about the use of composites in architecture.

Architects and members of the composites trade are invited to hear presentations and participate in company tours. Morning sessions include a keynote by Dirk Kramers, an expert on high-performance composite structures who served as chief engineer for Oracle Team USA during their 2013 win, as well as five other America’s Cup victories.

There will also be a panel discussion and a fascinating case study with architect and design educator John Nastasi on the Sure House–the Stevens Institute of Technology team’s vision for a sustainable and resilient home utilizing composite materials and designed for areas at greatest risk of rising sea-levels and damaging storms.

After lunch, the group will tour Symmetrix Composite Tooling and Goetz Composites, before returning back to the RWU Sailing Center for evening cocktails and a lobster boil.

This event is a valuable opportunity for members of the Composites Alliance to better understand how composites can be used in architecture projects, as well as a chance to gain insight into what concerns and questions practicing architects have about these materials.

Click here for more information and a registration link.