14:00 Membranes for High Performance Building Skins

Chair: Carl Maywald, Vector Foiltec, Germany

Advantages of ETFE in terms of acoustic comfort in atria and large halls
  • Acoustic, visual and thermal properties of Ethylene-Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene (ETFE) skins
  • Comparing acoustics of foil-based structures with glass roofs

Monika Rychtáriková, KU Leuven, Belgium

ETFE green building factsheets – the product database for LEED, BREEAM and DGNB
  • ETFE cladding system
  • Environmental product declaration
  • Building certification systems

Carl Maywald, Vector Foiltec GmbH, Bremen, Germany

Viscoplastic forming for ETFE cushions
  • Inflating experiment on ETFE cushions
  • Viscoplastic forming method for ETFE cushions
  • Numerical simulation

Minger Wu, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Collaborative design and engineering of a tensile fabric façade of a stadium
  • Digital workflow
  • Tensile fabric skin
  • Collaborative design and engineering

Steve Lewis, Walter P Moore, Los Angeles, USA

Brief Presentations

ETFE skin, expressive potential: the Rosa Parks Station in Paris

Giacomo Di Ruocco, University of Salerno, Italy

15:30 Coffee Break