Construction Professionals Meet the Composites Industry Next Week in Architectural Iconic Chicago for Innovative Building Solutions in New U.S. Event

The Future of Composites in Construction, McCormick Place, June 20-22, 2017 Chicago, IL

Atlanta, (PresseBox) - JEC Group, the leading Composites organization in the world, launches an event entirely dedicated to the current and future developments of Composites Materials in Building & Constructions, showcasing Innovations that have been changing the way end-users, such as architects or designers, construct buildings and infrastructures. “We are increasingly concerned with the challenges that the Construction Industry faces. The Civil Society have growing demands in terms of aesthetic and functionality, whereas the common concerns of sustainability, durability, recyclability or again safety are leading to rethink the way we build today. Composites Materials have all the necessary properties to answer these needs”, says Ms Frédérique Mutel, JEC Group President & CEO.

6 Conferences – 28 International Speakers

Over the 3 days, renowned speakers from America, Europe, Asia and Africa will present the trends and development in the Building & Construction Industry. Various topics will be addressed, such as Construction: A Segment Filled with Possibilities, Durability of Composite Materials in Construction, Ensuring Safety While Maintaining Performance in Buildings and Infrastructure, Composites as a Worthy Alternative to Traditional Materials in Buildings and Infrastructure, Developing Building Codes and Guidelines: Is Standardization an Attainable Goal? Or again a conference jointly organized with TechTextil North America: Connecting Technical Textiles and Composite Materials in the Building and Construction Fields.

The event is excited to propose the keynote speech of Mr. Mark Goulthorpe, Architect and Professor of the MIT Department of Architecture and Head of the new Design Stream in the SMArchS program.

Networking Opportunities and Innovation Discoveries

On the Show floor, exhibitors from around the world will propose their many solutions to overcome the challenges facing the Construction, Building and Infrastructure Industry. Also, attendees can take part in the Architectural Composites Tour organized in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology to visit 4 composite buildings in the campus.

JEC Group will also present its newest publication: THE Book “The future of building: The growing use of composites in construction and architecture”.

The Future of Composites in Construction will also be the stage of the 2017 JEC Innovation Awards dedicated to Building and Construction, celebrating the 6 winners in this category.

More information: www.jeccomposites.com

JEC Group

With a network of 250,000 professionals, JEC Group is the largest composite organization in the world. It represents, promotes and helps develop composite markets by providing global and local networking and information services. For the past 20 years, JEC has achieved continuous growth and acquired an international reputation. It has opened offices in North America and Asia. The Company is entirely owned by the non-profit Center for the Promotion of Composites. JEC Group's policy is to systematically invest its profits in the creation of new services to benefit the industry. After successfully winning over the composites industry, JEC Group is now enlarging its scope to the next segment of the value chain, i.e. manufacturers and end-users.

Through Knowledge and Networking, JEC's experts offer a comprehensive service package: the JEC publications - including strategic studies, technical books and the JEC Composites Magazine - the weekly international e-letter World Market News and the French e-letter JEC Info Composites. JEC also organizes the JEC World Show in Paris - the world's largest composites show, five times bigger than any other composites exhibition - JEC Asia in South Korea and The Future of Composites in Construction in Chicago; the Web Hub www.jeccomposites.com; the JEC Composites Conferences, Forums and Workshops in Paris, Singapore and Atlanta and the JEC Innovation Awards program (Europe, Asia, America, India and China).

The composite industry employs 550,000 professionals worldwide, generating 79 billion EUR worth of business in 2016.

www.jeccomposites.com

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