ConstructionAM keynote speakers

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The organizers of ConstructionAM 2022 say that Miguel Escallon, senior bridge designer for Knight Architects, and Ahmad Kamara, senior design engineer at Network Rail, are its joint keynote speakers.

The event, taking place from 26–27 April 2022 in Manchester, UK, covers innovative design and materials for the construction industry.

In their presentation, Escallon and Kamara will discuss the recently completed Flow Bridge prototype incorporating fiber reinforced polymers and CNC fabrication methods from the automotive industry.

‘I am looking forward to presenting alongside Ahmad Kamara at ConstructionAM next April, as well as hearing about other novel material solutions within our industry,’ said Escallon. ‘We'll take a closer look at how FRP composites played a key role in the design of the Flow Bridge prototype – a light weight and concrete-free modular footbridge system developed for Network Rail. With a GRP deck and a carbon fibre and flax structure, this unique system is changing the way we think about footbridge design.’

Other confirmed speakers for the conference include Transport for the North, Finnester Coatings, Tony Gee and Partners, Com&Sens, Fibrelite and Dura Composites.

This story uses material from ConstructionAM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.