CEMENT, STEEL & CONSTRUCTION | Overview
Nanotechnology is the dawn of construction technology for the new millennium.
It promises to enable architectural and engineering feats as marvelous and inspiring for our present age as the construction of the pyramids were for the Ancient World. The goal of the Nano Cement, Steel and Construction Industries topic is simple but bold: to bring together preeminent nanoscientists and industry visionaries leading the booming high-tech construction industry to begin to use nanotech "smart" technology to build the smart cities of tomorrow.
This topic will cover the impact of nanotechnology on the construction industry. It provides an overview of nano-applications in concrete, steel, refractories, glass, coatings, and the environment. Construction industry and nanotechnology experts will discuss the uptake of nanotechnology by the industry and directions of research and development for this sector.
Nanotechnology offers profound innovations that serve the full spectrum of construction: from the spectacular luxury homes and offices of the elite, to sustainable construction for the middle-classes and the poor that is both cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.
We invite engineers, architects, designers, scientists, nanotech companies, policy makers and investors to join us as we meet to discuss the implications of nanotechnology on the cement, steel and construction industries, with special emphasis on Green nanotechnologies and nano-construction for emerging markets.
Early bird registration deadline: 5 January 2012
Regular registration deadline: 10 February 2012
Papers deadline: 5 January 2012