The American Composites Manufactures Association and the Architectural Division invites you to visit the Composites Pavilion at AIA's annual Convention this week from April 27-29, 2017 in Orlando. The pavilion is an opportunity for architects, engineers and designers to learn about the value of FRP products in architectural applications.
One way ACMA and the Architectural Division creates opportunities to advance the growth of composites in architecture is through an annual COMPOSITES CHALLENGE – a design competition where architectural students working in teams will develop a novel composite architectural/building component or assembly.
Last year's inaugural challenge contest yielded a number of amazing designs inspired by the composite façade at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Elytra Pavilion on display at London's V&A Museum. The challenge winners will be announced April 27 at the pavilion's Composites Central (booth #1831).
Throughout the conference, Composites Central will also feature education sessions from experts who will speak about advances in architectural composites and provide insight into the technical elements of creating structures with composites. Some of this year's speakers include Rick Pauer from Polynt Composites, Prof. Robert Steffen, PE, PhD. from Western Carolina University, Michael Crowder from Kalwall Corporation, Megan Multanen, MPA, CAPS from Bestbath, and Adrian Witt from FormaShape.
AIA attendees are also encouraged to pick up a free copy of ACMA's 2016 Guidelines and Recommended Practices for Fiber-Reinforced-Polymer (FRP) Architectural Products. Those not attending AIA can purchase the guidelines at ACMA's Education Hub.
For more information, visit the Composites Pavilion Website.