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Future technology winner revealed

Adaptive truss

An alternative “adaptive” design philosophy has been voted as the technology that will have the biggest impact on the industry over the next five years.

During New Civil Engineer’s Future Tech Forum, four speakers were invited to pitch their new technologies to the audience live at the event.

Following the pitches, Adaptive Structures was selected as the winning technology after delegates had the opportunity to put their questions to the speakers and vote for their favourite.

The presentations included:

  • Adaptive Structures – Gennaro Senatore, research associate at University College London
  • AMA’s Xpert Eye solution – Etienne Guillemot, AMA junior product manager
  • Concrete Canvas – Philip Greer, Concrete Canvas head of UK sales
  • DorsaVi’s wearable sensor technology – Zoe Whyatt, DorsaVi head of sales and operations

According to Senatore, his winning technology could be applied to a wide range of structures, from supertall buildings to long span bridges and roofs, and to stadiums and grandstands.

He believes savings of up to 60% on structural material content and more than 50% on whole life energy costs could be delivered.

For more information about the technology, click here.

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