Two manufacturers will present their latest builds and experiences in the architectural composites sector at CompIC ME, a Middle East construction industry conference covering to the use of composite materials within construction, taking place from 14-18 February 2018 in Dubai, UAE.  

Dubai-based Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) and AFFAN Innovative Structures will speak on the second day of the conference.

Dr Mark Hobbs, head of structural engineering at PCT will focus on recent works that utilise the full capabilities of a lightweight carbon fiber construction. He will discuss applications such as the roof of the Zorlu Pavilion in Istanbul, winner of the IStructE award for Structural Engineering Excellence in 2014, the roof of the Apple Kunming Pavilion, winner of ENR Global Best Project award 2017 and the roof of the Steve Jobs Theatre, the largest self-supporting CFRP roof ever built.

Dr Amer Affan, CEO of AFFAN Innovative Structures, will deliver a keynote speech giving a detailed overview of the use of composites in construction.  AFFAN, initially working with in steel and glass structures, began to adopt composite materials in 2009 as architects continued to push the boundaries of building form and design.

Working in partnership with organizations such as the Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) and the CFK Valley network in Europe, AFFAN has delivered a range of structural composite projects in the UAE and Europe as well as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

This story is reprinted from material from CompIC ME, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.