The aim of the initial workgroup meeting will be to turn information from the study into a long-term workgroup collaboration.
The aim of the initial workgroup meeting will be to turn information from the study into a long-term workgroup collaboration.

Engineering consultant AZL has formed a new workgroup to support the business development for composites in buildings and infrastructure.

This follows the completion an initial market and technology study which identified new potentials for composite technologies in buildings and infrastructure markets. The new AZL workgroup, which will meet for the first time on 25 January 2018, is open to interested companies from the composite industry as well as the building and infrastructure markets.

The aim of the initial workgroup meeting will be to turn information from the study into a long-term workgroup collaboration and to define topics and initiatives for the joint cooperation in the field of process and manufacturing technologies, fire safety regulations, materials as well as standards and norms, the organization says.

‘Composites is a truly high-tech material compared with the traditional building materials (steel, concrete, timber and aluminum) but it is still to be recognized as such in the conservative and price-sensitive building industry,’ said Dr Amer Affan, CEO and founder of AFFAN Innovative Structures.

To register for the workgroup, go here.

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