WORKING GROUP 4: BUILDING & LIVING

Building textile materials include fibers that are mixed with concrete, fiberglass reinforcement meshes, insulators, etc. Textile architecture covers permanent tensile structures based on polyester or glass fiber fabrics, with a PVC or PTFE coating and awnings generally supported by polyester or polyolefin fabrics, with or without coating, especially for gardening.

 

The challenges of textile materials in the building and living sectors

In the building and living sectors, one of the main concepts that is being explored is the zero- energy building, based in the improvement of materials used, construction methods and architectural design. In this scope the use of textile based materials, such as composite structures, that can contribute to both the reduction of the amount of raw materials that is used and the energy consumption reduction can be seen as a determinant factor in order to achieve this goal.

 

Leader:  Dr. Enrico Venturini

Coleader: Dr. Georgios Priniotakis

WG4 News

WG4 NEWS

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

New call for conference grants opened!

New call for conference grants opened!

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

CONTEXT was present at the CONTESS conference

CONTEXT was present at the CONTESS conference

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

CONTEXT network met in Ljubljana

CONTEXT network met in Ljubljana

Next CONTEXT WGs meeting and MC meeting in Slovenia

Next CONTEXT WGs meeting and MC meeting in Slovenia

CONTEXT organises a seminar relating to textile innovation for building and living

CONTEXT organises a seminar relating to textile innovation for building and living

Workshop WG4 – Textile Innovation for Building and Living

Workshop WG4 – Textile Innovation for Building and Living

CONTEXT members met at TECHTEXTIL

CONTEXT members met at TECHTEXTIL