Clearview National April 2017 - Issue 185 - Page 27

INDUSTRYNEWS What’s inside Materials 2017? » » INNOVATORS IN MATERIAL specification highlight their influential ideas for the conference. Influential individuals and featured speakers scheduled for the Materials 2017 conference have shared their seminar topics, which include major developments in the use of structural glass, and the alternative functionalities of architectural materials. Tim Macfarlane, Managing Director of GL&SS, has outlined his discussion which is, in his own words, “rather unusually” to do with the use of glass as a structural material. Twelve distinct advances in structural glass will be revealed by Macfarlane in his conference seminar, taking place on Tuesday 25 April. Creative approaches to the structural use of construction materials are to feature as a recurring theme at Materials 2017 as Vladimir Marinov, Senior Engineer at Arup and Materials 2017 conference speaker, plans to demonstrate how different materials can be brought together, looking beyond Managing director of GL&SS and Materials 2017 conference speaker, Tim Macfarlane their primary purposes towards other functionalities. Sustainability, cost, life-cycle performance, thermal and acoustic efficiency, and potential for re-use and recycling are just some of the variable characteristics which must be taken into account when choosing materials for a project and will appear in many of the other seminars taking place. Materials 2017, the new London conference and exhibition, delivers a transparent platform where construction professionals can gain confidence in their Turning something small into something great for 25 years specification choices down to the last of these details. The vibrant exhibition area will feature numerous innovative manufacturers in the built environment. ROCKFON, Xtratherm UK, Black Mountain Insulation are recent additions to the exhibitor list which already includes Recticel, Imperial Bricks, Metamark Technical Films, Kallisto Stairs, and many more. Incorporating the exhibition hall with stands and Meet the Buyers forum, plus CPD seminars, Materials 2017 is a must-visit event for all industry professionals, enabling face-to- face engagement in social conversation and the expansion of business relationships with top materials manufacturers. What’s more is that Materials 2017 is completely free to attend for delegates and competitive prices are available for sponsor and exhibitor packages. www.materials2017.co.uk, or to register visit www.materials2017.co.uk/register 2017 represents a great landmark for Rapierstar, because Rapierstar has now been developing and supplying specialist fasteners and fi xings for 25 years. And we’ve been getting it right from the beginning. Which means we’ve contributed towards some great landmarks in the British landscape too. We stock over a billion products, ready for next day delivery, supported by our unique service and technical know-how. To fi nd out more about how Rapierstar can give you the edge, call 01260 223311, or visit rapierstar.com and catch up with us on stand M1 at the Fit Show 2017. E info@rapierstar.com T 01260 223311 6052 Rapierstar April Clearview HP ad 180.6x121.8mm_AW.indd 1 W www.rapierstar.com 15/03/2017 15:08 C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » A P R 2017 » 27