Aluminium, copper, zinc, steel; a whole spectrum of metallic materials will be featured across Materials for Architecture 2018’s conference and exhibition.
Looking at their use in structures, envelope, facades and finishes, the event seeks to bolster best practices, demystify problems, and advance the cutting-edge of their specification and technology. Conference highlights include:
The compelling sustainability case for aluminium in architecture will see Professor Michael Stacey of Michael Stacey Architects outline the benefits of using the material, both in terms of sustainability and durability.
Copper and copper alloys for facades: advanced architectural approaches will be presented by Graeme Bell, sales & marketing manager at Aurubis.
In Recent developments in finishes for aluminium, Jan Lukaszewski, Technical Manager at ALFED, will explore the increasing number of options available to architects that can be both attractive as well as enhance durability.
In the talk Innovations in zinc building envelopes Jonathan Lowy, operational marketing manager at VM Zinc, will provide a run-down of some of zinc’s aesthetic features and versatile functions.
Industry associations MCRMA and the Galvanizers Association, plus exhibitors Ash & Lacy, Aurubis and Blackburn Metals have confirmed their support of the event, allowing delegates to discuss the best procurement options for their projects.
Plus, numerous samples of innovative materials will appear at the show, providing delegates with a tactile and hands-on experience.