Day 1

Registration opens at 08:30

Presentations begin at 09:15


09:30 Opportunities at the Heart of the New Northern Powerhouse Rail System

Tim Wood, Rail Director

Transport for the North

10:00 Asset Management Viewpoint of Opportunities in Rail

Andy Cross, Route Asset Manager - Wales and Simon Phillips, Asset Engineer LNE

Network Rail

10:30 Composites and the Railway - Can Modern Material Science Bring the Railway into the 21st Century?

Alex Heward, Innovation Manager

Laing O'Rourke

Smart Buildings

11:30 Innovative Offsite Solution to Housing Stock Upgrades to Meet Paris 2050

Neil Appleton, Market Development - Construction

National Composites Centre

11:55 Turning Waste Plastic into Accommodation Gold

Charlie Hall, Managing Director

C6(n) Technology 

12:20 Energy Efficient Buildings Using Pultruded FRP

Mark Singleton, Director & John Hutchinson, Architect

Startlink Systems

PechaKucha Session


Special Session

14:05 Digital Construction-What Does the Future Bring?

Gianluca Barletta, Associate Partner - Industrial Sector & Paul Homan, Distinguished Engineer - CTO Industrial

IBM Services


15:00 Making Advanced Materials More Sustainable -The Advent of Bio Composite Bridges

Wouter Claassen, Hybrid Structures Consultant

Witteveen + Bos

15:25 Composite Bridge Deck for Ultra Light Design

Atanas Zhelev, Chief Executive Officer

Digital Architects 

15:50 Case Study: Bromley Heath Viaduct-New Pedestrian & Cycle Path

Patrick Savage, Engineering Manager

APB Group 

16:15 From Helicopters in War Zones to Troughing Posts in the Railway - Technocrete - A New Way of Supporting Stuff?

Eddie Blackett, Consultant

Complete Composite Solutions

Panel Session


Drinks reception sponsored by Tony Gee from 17:15

Optional dinner from 19:30 - prebooking required

Day 2

Registration opens at 08:30

Presentations begin at 09:15

Advanced Materials Part 1

09:15 Identifying the Opportunities and Barriers for the Adoption of Advanced Materials in Construction

Julien Sellier, Director


09:40 Smart Coatings for Buildings and Artificial Skins

Raphael Neuhaus, Project Manager

Fraunhofer IPA




10:05 Ormskirk is Expecting Identical Twins-New FRP Footbridges for Lancashire Town

Dr Lee Canning, Technical Director



10:30 Wood Carbon Composite for Organic Architecture

Atanas Zhelev, CEO 

Digital Architects 

Advanced Materials - Part 2

11:30 The Use of Geopolymer Concrete and GFRP Materials for the Largest GFRP Deck in the World

Stuart Campbell, Regional Manager - UK, Europe & Middle East

Wagner CFT Manufacturing

11:55 Aims to Deliver Commercial Applications into Construction - A Growing Market for 2D Materials

Nic Gowland, Business Development Manager & Craig Dawson, Graphene Applications Manager, Graphene@Manchester

12:20 Resilience: Using Less Obvious Material Properties of Composites

Gert De Roover, Segment Owner BCI

Exel Composites

PechaKucha Session


Testing & Analysis

14:00 Balance Between Testing & Analysis in Design of FRP Road Bridge Decks

Dr Wendel Sebastian, Reader in Structural Engineering

University College London

14:25 The Importance of High Quality Testing for Construction Products

Geraint Havard, Composites Testing Manager

R-Tech Materials


14:50 Scott Bader Crestafire Systems for Demanding FST Applications

Neil Gray, Global Market Manager - FST Performance Products 

Scott Bader

15:15 Rail and Infrastructure Projects using Fire Retardant Epoxy

Luke McEwen, Principal Engineer


15:40 Enhancing Composite Fire Protection Using Nonwovens

Adam Black, Business Development Director

Technical Fibre Products

Conference closes at 16:15

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