The climate emergency is challenging engineers to consider a broader palette of non-traditional and/or novel structural materials.
The Novel materials series explores how engineers can approach both design and construction with these materials in mind, and it offers practical advice on what to consider to utilise them successfully within projects.
In this webinar:
Mariska Van Der Velden, Eckersley O'Callaghan Engineers, presents on innovative uses of glass and its application as a structural material, with a review of various case studies. She also looks at the application of load combinations in the upcoming Eurocode update and analyses briefly how structural glass can be used as a circular material.
Liesbeth Tromp discusses the benefits and challenges of Fiber Polymer Composites in construction. Addressing its technical and sustainable life cycle aspects from case studies, Liesabeth aims to help engineers and project managers identify the opportunities where FPC can be a valuable and competitive alternative to traditional materials.
Find out the latest developments in construction materials
Identify the newest options available for reducing your carbon footprint
Discover best practices around sustainable design
SME owners, directors, and managers
Engineers working with structural glass and FPCs
Project Engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan
In her role at Eckersley O'Callaghan, Mariska is making significant contributions to glass engineering and design. She’s involved in various R&D initiatives, and sustainability research, and participates in EDI and social committees, highlighting her commitment to innovation and responsible engineering practices.
Adviseur Vezelversterkte Kunststoffen, Infrastructuur Royal HaskoningDHV, Rotterdam
With a background in applied research and lightweight engineering, since 2010 Liesbeth has focused on implementing Fiber Polymer Composites in bridges and lock doors at the globally operating Engineering firm Royal Haskoning DHV. She actively contributes to developing design guidance, including the pre-Eurocode Technical Specification TS19101 Design of fibre-polymer composite structures.
This webinar recording, part of the novel materials series, focuses on low-tech construction materials solutions such as structural stone, unfired mud bricks and roundwood timber.
Publish Date – 27 June 2023
This webinar explores best practices in design and construction using new-generation and reused timber.
Publish Date – 10 October 2023