14:00 Architectural Membranes for High-performance Building Skins

Chair: Stefan Lehnert, Vector Foiltec GmbH, Bremen, Germany

ETFE envelopes for the building sector
  • Advantages of lightweight ETFE envelopes
  • Environmental properties of ETFE façades
  • Design, manufacturing and installations of ETFE structures

Paolo Beccarelli, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

ETFE vs. glass cladding: Environmental, social and economic sustainability
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Building cladding systems
  • Environmental, social, and economic sustainability

Carl Maywald, Vector Foiltec GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Acoustic comfort in atria covered by ETFE and glass claddings
  • Acoustics
  • Membrane structures
  • Novel structural skins

Monika Rychtarikova, KU Leuven, Belgium

Influence of acoustic membrane on sound and thermal properties of building façade panels
  • Integration of mass-loaded vinyl (MLV) membrane for sound insulation
  • Impact of MLV membrane on panel performance
  • Acoustic testing of multi-layered panels

Fin O'Flaherty, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Liquid applied breathing weather barrier membranes
  • New technology for water vapor permeable membranes
  • Silane terminated polymers for building skin coatings
  • Easyly applicable weather barrier system

Luc Peeters, Oevel-Westerlo, Belgium

Lightweight tensile structure form finding
  • Frame-grid model for lightweight structures design
  • Grid relaxation by the stretched grid method

Eugene Popov, Nizhegorodsky State Architectural and Civil Engineering University, Russia

Brief Presentations

Effect of a membrane roof on solar radiation and thermal environment of a railway platform

Junta Nakano, Tokai University, Japan

15:30 Coffee Break