Registration open for Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure Conference

ACMA's 2013 Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure Conference will be held May 15-16 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colo., USA.

The American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA, Arlington, Va., USA) reports that registration is now open for the 2013 Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure Conference, May 15-16 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colo., USA.

The conference, "Digging Down and Building Up with Composites," offers presentations in four tracks covering architecture, mining, corrosion and infrastructure. Presentation topics include:

  • Composites in building codes
  • Fire performance vs. building codes
  • Using composites with traditional materials
  • Evaluating composites from engineering perspective
  • FRP in equipment and piping
  • Composites in extraction plants
  • Composites in copper/cobalt/zinc mine
  • Designing for corrosion resistance
  • Composites in storage tanks
  • Design of dual-laminate vessels
  • Composites inspections
  • Composites in bridge elements
  • Telecom towers and composites
  • Infrastructure repair with composites
  • Sustainable infrastructre rehab
  • Glass fiber composites rebar

The keynoter of the opening general session will be John Busel, director, Composites Growth Initiative, ACMA. His talk, "Composites Must Dig Down to Open New Markets," will focus on the need to invest in new materials, tests, and standards to give design engineers the tools they need to help composites move into new applications.

The keynote speaker on May 15 will be Greg Lynn, owner of Greg Lynn FORM. The title of his presentation is "A Vision for the Future of Composites in Architecture: Where We Go From Here and Why."

Early Bird discounts for the conference are available until April 29. Visit www.acmanet.org/meetings for registration, programming, lodging, cost and other information, or download the below link.

2013 CMI Registration Brochure 

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