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ACCIONA Construction participates in Second Annual Summit on Advanced Construction Materials

06/14/2018
  • The leading industry players presented their latest developments and future trends in advanced construction materials
  • ACCIONA Construction has offered a presentation of applying reinforced fibre materials in marine structures

ACCIONA Construction was one of the participants at the Second Annual Summit on Advanced Construction Materials, organised by Luxatia International.

This international conference held in Berlin on 24 and 25 May is one of the most important events in the world for the construction industry.

On both days, the leading players from the sector discussed the latest developments and future trends in advanced construction materials, sharing their own knowledge and experiences.

Carlo Paulotto, Head of Maritime and Water Works Research at the ACCIONA Technology Centre, represented the company at this international conference with a talk entitled “Examples of applying reinforced fibre materials (FRP) in marine structures”.

During his presentation, Carlo Paulotto went over several case studies in which ACCIONA Construction has used FRP materials: four vehicle bridges on motorways, two pedestrian bridges and the Port of Valencia lighthouse.

Carlo Paulotto also spoke about the Port of Açu, in Brazil, which examined the use of fibre glass reinforced piles on the dock, as well as the large port projects for which ACCIONA builds piers and breakwaters using reinforced concrete caissons made with floating docks such as the Kugira.

The conference focused on advanced construction materials due to the growing demand for longer-lasting, lighter and more environmentally-friendly materials, increasingly associated with more sustainable construction.

These smart materials are able to adapt to environmental changes by collecting and generating energy, making it possible not only to develop ambitious architectural projects, but also to protect the environment and improve people’s livelihoods.

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