Building clarity: New construction techniques in glass

An interdisciplinary event about the opportunities and challenges of the evolving use of glass and beyond.
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Date 07 Jul 2021
In partnership with ETH Zurich

About the event

The insurance industry is a vital part of the construction value chain. Insurers have to be fully abreast of new techniques and assess the material changes they may have on coverage and underwriting. Our first conference of the series titled "The future of construction" focused on glass. Featuring a range of speakers from architects to construction and risk engineers, academics and insurers, this interdisciplinary event addressed the opportunities and challenges of the evolving use of glass and beyond.


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Time Local time zone is CEST Topic Speaker Presentations
09:00-09:05 Welcome and introduction
09:05-09:15 Digital materials for architecture and construction Presentation Russell Loveridge
09:15-09:25 Additive manufacturing in construction Presentation Professor Benjamin Dillenburger
09:25-09:35 Beyond transparency: Robotic kiln glass architecture
09:35-09:45 Glass from a 3D printer Presentation Professor André R. Studart
09:45-09:50 Break
09:50-10:10 Challenges and opportunities in using glass as a building material: An insurance and industry perspective Presentation Pascal Schappes
10:10-10:40 Facilitated discussion round
10:40-10:45 Closing


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