Assessing the impact of anisotropy on the glass and façade market
June 24th 2015, Tampere, Finland – Prior to the GPD Conference, organized by GII
The aim of the workshop is to bring together participants from the whole glass value chain: from glass processing companies to designers. There is a clear need to communicate and discuss the phenomenon – how different parties see this problem.
We would like to make an action plan, including common guidelines or recommendations. An important part of the discussion are also different measurement systems. We would like to follow‑up the outcomes from the 1st workshop and hear your opinion on future actions, key participants, and other suggestions.
Planned workshop is a continuation of series of Anisotropy/Iridescence challenge workshops. The 1st workshop was organized in April 2014 in Glaston Finland premises. It gave us several results and call-for-action: need for more communication, need for more transparency and co‑operation in glass industry, need for committee, research support, and above all concrete suggestions how to implement changes into working process in order to satisfy both ends of the value chain, glass processing companies as well as structural engineers. The Anisotropy workshop will be organized under the umbrella of Glass Innovation Institute.
Confirmed speakers as of 20.4.2015
Graham Dodd, Design Leader of Materials and Making at Arup
Christoph Timm, Associate at SOM
Marcus Illguth, Steel laboratory at Hochschule München
Prof. Dr.- Ing. Jens Schneider, Structural engineering at Technische Universität Darmstadt , Facilitator of the workshop
Saverio Pasetto, Façade Technical Director at Skanska AB, Moderator of the workshop
To achieve concrete action points we have prepared the following preliminary agenda
Glass Innovation Institute has prepared virtual platforms for every joint development group so the preparation and development work can continue after the event.
Workshops give unique opportunity to discuss glass quality challenges and provide an environment where problems can be discussed. The Anisotropy workshop will enable participants being up-to-date with latest know-how from this area from designers' [what markets need] as well as industry's [practical limitations] points of view. One of the goals of the workshop is to streamline wishes and demands from the market with glass industry's potential and perhaps spark some innovation.
How to sign in
You can sign in for a workshop participation by following: www.gii.fi and procedure to Registration for Gii Workshops at frontpage. The price is EUR 150 + VAT 24% per workshop.
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