The Rise of Metals: Using New Materials and Processes in Structural Applications
Progress in structural engineering and construction methods is often directly linked to advancements in materials. Developments in metal systems—including recent examples in superalloys, amorphous and glassy metals, and metal-matrix composites—allow designers to create new forms and adapt to future structural applications. In this webinar, we will discuss these developments from both metallurgical and structural engineering perspectives. We will discuss innovations in metals processing—such as powder metallurgy, thermal spray applications, and 3D printing—and review the advantages and disadvantages of these new methods. We will also present recent applications where we have used innovative metallurgical systems for sculptures, kinetic and deployable structures, and pedestrian bridges.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand new developments in metallurgical engineering and construction materials.
- Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different types of new metal systems.
- Identify innovations in processing that allow for the production of these new materials.
- Learn about applications of new metals in various structural and construction uses.
Participants will earn 1.0 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email email@example.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register.