5th Workgroup Meeting “Composites in Buildings & Infrastructure”


Production Engineering Cluster, (Campus-Boulevard 30 | 52074 Aachen)
AZL – Lightweight Partners Office Hub
Building Part 3B, 4th floor


March 18th, 2020


  • Identification of opportunities to generate added value through function integration in sandwich structures
  • Identification of functions that can be integrated into sandwich structures
  • Actual usage of composites in the architecture and possibilities for market enlargement
  • Discussion of drivers and barriers for the usage of composites in construction
  • Discussion about possible projects for sustainable construction


10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 Latest News on Composites in Buildings & Infrastructure
Philipp Wigger (AZL)
10:30 From Super Light to Self-Supporting: Prototypes for Supporting Structures and Building Envelopes Made of Plastics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Engelsmann MA Arch. Des. (abk Stuttgart)
11:15  An Introduction to the UK National Composites Centre; Sector Drivers and Barriers to Wider Uptake of Composites in Construction
Neil Appleton (National Composites Centre)
12:00 Business Lunch
13:00 Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Panels – Cost Efficient Technology Delivering Perormance and Multifunctionality
Thomasz Czarnecki (EconCore N.V.)
13:30 Sustainability and Achieving the Architects Dream with Composites
Dr. Tahira Ahmed (Curve Works BV)
14:00 Coffee Break 
14:15 Composites in Sustainable Construction – Potential Opportunities
Neil Appleton (National Composites Centre)
14:45 Discussion about Potential Projects and the Cooperation with the NCC
15:00 End of Meeting 


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