Composites Central Schedule

ACMA Educational Presentation Schedule

Composites Central – Booth 1831

Thursday, April 27, 2017

11:00 am – 11:15 am Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites in Architectural and Infrastructure Applications – Rick Pauer, Polynt Composites USA
The history of FRP is a short one relative to traditional building materials like wood, concrete, aluminum and steel. Yet in a mere 70 years, example after example can be discussed where FRP has become the material of choice; be it for weight reduction, lack of corrosion, parts consolidation or aesthetics. This presentation will focus on why FRP became the material of choice and showcase composites durability in a variety of applications.
11.45 am – 12:00 pm Architectural Versus Structural Applications of FRP Materials in Buildings – Robert Steffen, PE, PhD, Western Carolina University

The presentation will focus on the application of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials as architectural and structural elements in buildings. Attendees will understand the important short and long-term load path considerations for architectural vs. structural components and systems, as well as durability and connection considerations.

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Translucent FRP – Not Just a Pretty Face – Michael Crowder, Kalwall Corporation

The evolution of translucent fiberglass reinforced polymers (FRP) from early iterations in the 1950’s to the latest technology manufactured by Kalwall Corporation are discussed.  Color stability, impact resistance, fire properties and overall code compliance are among the topics covered.  Translucent FRP panels have long been the most thermally efficient way to daylight buildings, and the modern face sheet developments take FRP daylighting to new levels.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Enhancing Performance With Composites:  Think Outside the Shower – Megan Multanen, MPA, CAPS, Bestbath

Frank J Manning Apartments in Cambridge, MA underwent a $36M renovation in 2016 including bathroom, kitchen, and fire, plumbing, electrical, and heating system upgrades.   The rehabilitation of the Manning apartments preserved and protected affordable housing units in Cambridge’s Central Square for low income elders and persons with disabilities.   In this Case Study presentation you will learn how a complete engineered bathroom solution provided healthier living environments for residents.  The joint work of Cambridge Housing Authority and Bestbath, a leading composite shower manufacturer, ensured the renovated bathrooms of Frank J Manning were lower maintenance, mold free, safer, and provided residences an aesthetically superior bathroom.  Come think outside the shower with us and learn what engineered composite solutions for the entire bathroom can do for your renovation projects.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm FRP Composite Macrofiber = Thinner Precast Concrete Wall Panels – Alvin Ericson, ReforceTech

FRP composite technology has now been miniaturized to fine wire size resulting in Cem-FIL MiniBar™ solution, a high-strength non-metallic macrofiber to reinforce concrete.  Owens Corning in collaboration with Reforcetech have enabled European precasters to make thinner architectural precast insulated wall panels with this non corroding composite fiber hence helping eliminating steel WWR mesh and cover, and reducing overall thickness by 25% to 50%. Several projects built recently will be featured, and the design concept explained.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm 2nd Annual Composites Design Challenge Student Competition Award Winners – Material and Production Experimentation and Research – David Riebe, Windsor Fiberglass
Students participating in the 2nd annual ACMA sponsored “Composites Design Challenge” will give short overviews of their work highlighting Material and Production Experimentation and Research. The select projects on display in the COMPOSITES PAVILION represent the strongest work of architecture students from Clemson University, Kent State University, University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and University of Southern California. The winning student teams will be recognized during this ceremony highlighting excellence and innovation

Friday, April 28, 2017

11:00 am – 11:15 am Comprehensive Look into Translucent Composites Structures – Adrian Witt, FormaShape

FormaShape/Silk Tek Inc. will showcase some of the higher impact examples of Translucent Structures from projects around the world. These structures demonstrate the durability and unique design capabilities of our translucent structures that can be tailor-made for each client and project.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Fire-Resistant Composite Structural Insulated Panel – Rob Banerjee,NexGen Composites, LLC

NexGen has developed Class I fire-rated composite structural insulated panels for architectural applications. These panels, typically 8 ft. wide, 20 ft. long and 2-8 inches thick, are made with fiberglass phenolic facings and polyurethane foam core in vacuum infusion process. Traditional OSB/EPS or steel/EPS structural insulated panels (SIP) are generally 3-4 ft. wide. The composite SIPs have 50% less joints yielding higher energy-efficiency. The panels are 20-30% lighter than wood SIPs contributing to lower transportation cost and faster installation and are resistant to rot and corrosion, providing lower maintenance cost and longer life. The panels are available in various colors and attractive graphics.

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Enhancing Performance With Composites:  Think Outside the Shower – Megan Multanen, MPA, CAPS, Bestbath

Frank J Manning Apartments in Cambridge, MA underwent a $36M renovation in 2016 including bathroom, kitchen, and fire, plumbing, electrical, and heating system upgrades.   The rehabilitation of the Manning apartments preserved and protected affordable housing units in Cambridge’s Central Square for low income elders and persons with disabilities.   In this Case Study presentation you will learn how a complete engineered bathroom solution provided healthier living environments for residents.  The joint work of Cambridge Housing Authority and Bestbath, a leading composite shower manufacturer, ensured the renovated bathrooms of Frank J Manning were lower maintenance, mold free, safer, and provided residences an aesthetically superior bathroom.  Come think outside the shower with us and learn what engineered composite solutions for the entire bathroom can do for your renovation projects.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Achieving New Thermal Performance Using Composites in Architectural Aluminum Framing –  Gary Tongco, FreMarq Innovations

This presentation will provide a brief overview of thermal breaks used in building construction with a focus on the advantage of composites used as thermal breaks.  Attendees will learn about cutting edge new designs for use of composites in thermal breaks and how they are making a difference in the performance of the building envelope.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Translucent FRP – Not Just a Pretty Face – Michael Crowder, Kalwall Corporation

The evolution of translucent fiberglass reinforced polymers (FRP) from early iterations in the 1950’s to the latest technology manufactured by Kalwall Corporation are discussed.  Color stability, impact resistance, fire properties and overall code compliance are among the topics covered.  Translucent FRP panels have long been the most thermally efficient way to daylight buildings, and the modern face sheet developments take FRP daylighting to new levels.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Architectural Versus Structural Applications of FRP Materials in Buildings – Robert Steffen, PE, PhD, Western Carolina University

The presentation will focus on the application of fiber reinforced polymeric (FRP) materials as architectural and structural elements in buildings. Attendees will understand the important short and long term load path considerations for architectural vs. structural components and systems, as well as durability and connection considerations.

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm FRP Composite Macrofiber = Thinner Precast Concrete Wall Panels Alvin Ericson, ReforceTech

FRP composite technology has now been miniaturized to fine wire size resulting in Cem-FIL MiniBar™ solution, a high-strength non-metallic macrofiber to reinforce concrete.  Owens Corning in collaboration with Reforcetech have enabled European precasters to make thinner architectural precast insulated wall panels with this non corroding composite fiber hence helping eliminating steel WWR mesh and cover, and reducing overall thickness by 25% to 50%. Several projects built recently will be featured, and the design concept explained.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:30 am – 9:45 am Fire-Resistant Composite Structural Insulated Panel – Rob Banerjee,NexGen Composites, LLC

NexGen has developed Class I fire-rated composite structural insulated panels for architectural applications. These panels, typically 8 ft. wide, 20 ft. long and 2-8 inches thick, are made with fiberglass phenolic facings and polyurethane foam core in vacuum infusion process. Traditional OSB/EPS or steel/EPS structural insulated panels (SIP) are generally 3-4 ft. wide. The composite SIPs have 50% less joints yielding higher energy-efficiency. The panels are 20-30% lighter than wood SIPs contributing to lower transportation cost and faster installation and are resistant to rot and corrosion, providing lower maintenance cost and longer life. The panels are available in various colors and attractive graphics.

10:15 am – 10:30 am Comprehensive Look into Translucent Composites Structures – Adrian Witt, FormaShape

FormaShape/Silk Tek Inc. will showcase some of the higher impact examples of translucent structures from projects around the world. These structures demonstrate the durability and unique design capabilities of our translucent structures that can be tailor-made for each client and project.

11:00 am – 11:15 am Achieving New Thermal Performance Using Composites in Architectural Aluminum Framing – Gary Tongco, FreMarq Innovations

This presentation will provide a brief overview of thermal breaks used in building construction with a focus on the advantage of composites used as thermal breaks.  Attendees will learn about cutting edge new designs for use of composites in thermal breaks and how they are making a difference in the performance of the building envelope.

 

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