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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (23/02/2013 02.36)

Alternative materials to glass for the construction of curtain walls, with specific application to tall buildings

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The research aims to investigate innovative technological systems for curtain walls in collaboration with a world leader in the field, Permasteelisa.

The most widely used material for curtain walls is still glass. However, the interaction occurred in recent years between architecture and other production sectors (aerospace, chemicals, etc.) has highlighted the possibility of using alternative materials.

Therefore the research wants to explore new solutions and new materials in the field of architectural curtain walls, able to replace the glass maintaining or increasing the general performances. It is particularly interesting:

- a more sustainable life cycle;

- possibility of re-use and re-cycling;

- light materials.

Innovative materials, especially polymers such as polycarbonate, the EFTE, PTFE, PMMA can already be found in architectural applications

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Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Università IUAV di Venezia

Public research
Venezia - Italy
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