The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials. This webinar series looks at some of the alternatives, encouraging engineers to consider designing with these new materials and explaining how to deliver them successfully within projects.
During this webinar, our expert panel will:
About the series
- Examine approaches to help design engineers decide when and where to use new materials
- Discuss a range of materials (including carbon fibre, PLA, resin sand and novel concretes) for temporary and permanent structures
- Use case studies to illustrate the innovation process of taking an R&D concept or invention through EuroCode testing and then to a construction project
This webinar is part 1 of a 6-part series on Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero.
All webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast:
1. How to get novel materials adopted on projects: R&D to construction - on-demand
2. Designing with rammed earth - 18 May 2021
3. Designing with straw bale - 1 July 2021
4. Low carbon concrete technology - 9 September 2021
5. Key considerations for design and build of fibre reinforced polymer road bridges - 20 October 2021
6. Timber carbon composites - 2 December 2021
worked in industry on a wide variety of projects and has designed in a variety of materials including steel, concrete, timber, earth, straw and glass. In 2015 James moved full time into academia where he teaches structural design with a focus on low carbon solutions, and has been publishing in this area including Conceptual Design of Buildings
(IStructE) and Designing Timber Structures
is a Director at Format Engineers and a lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture. He previously worked at Ramboll UK and Buro Happold before working at ITKE, University of Stuttgart researching the novel use of additively-manufactured fibre reinforced polymer lattices. Recent projects have included a compostable 3d printed pavilion and a freeform steambent timber structure constructed using Augmented Reality.
is a structural engineer and R&D lead, sitting on the executive board of Expedition Engineering and the Useful Simple Trust. He played key roles engineering the Stockton Infinity Bridge, London 2012 Velodrome, and HS2 Old Oak Common Station, and leads a portfolio of innovation projects across infrastructure and buildings. This includes working with universities, industry and clients, bringing R&D into mainstream practice with a focus on materials and embodied carbon.