Sika Corporation and ARCHITECT Magazine Present "BIG APPLE 365" to Explore Future of Large-Scale 3D Printing

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Architecture, design and construction professionals convene at The Times Center to examine innovations defining the industry and shaping New York City

"Sika has long been at the forefront of innovations and developments in the field of large scale 3D printing and we are thrilled to bring together experts of this caliber to discuss the revolutionary design possibilities this technology offers to the building and construction industries"

Sika Corporation, a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving the construction and industrial markets and ARCHITECT Magazine announced today that registration is open for Big Apple 365, an unprecedented event bringing together the design, construction and owner communities to network and explore trends and innovations defining the industry and shaping New York City.

"Sika has long been at the forefront of innovations and developments in the field of large scale 3D printing and we are thrilled to bring together experts of this caliber to discuss the revolutionary design possibilities this technology offers to the building and construction industries," said Rick Montani, President and CEO of Sika Corporation. "Participants will learn about the history of the field, major developments, current status of research, new commercial applications and the future potential of the field across a variety of industries."

Big Apple 365 is the latest in the Sika Every Day series of unique, one day events which explore the trends and innovations that are defining our industry and shaping our cities. This lunch event will take place on Wednesday, February 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Times Center, 242 West 41st Street in New York. The three presentations and speakers at the event include:

  •     Large-Scale 3D Printing: Past, Present and Future - Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, CEO of Contour Crafting Corporation and Dean's Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California
  •     NIST Perspectives on Additive Manufacturing for Civil Infrastructure Design & Construction - Dr. Scott Z. Jones, head of the MACE consortium at NIST.
  •     Industrialization of Construction - Dr. Didier Lootens, Physico-Chemist leading the Department of Material Physics in the Central Research Department of Sika Technology in Zurich.

Sika Every Day focuses on the cities we live in, how they are shaped and reshaped by the choices made by architects, building owners, contractors, engineers, installers, auto technicians and facility managers. Whether building the structures of tomorrow, or restoring and extending the lifecycle of those built in the past, Sika Every Day aims to serve as a trusted source of expert information. From foundations to flooring to windows to roofing, Sika products and technologies help make projects stronger, more durable and more reliable, every day.

For more information on speakers, panels and topics and to register for the event, please visit sikaeveryday.com.

About Sika Corporation U.S.
Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Sika Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Sika AG, whose global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland. Sika's product lines include roofing, concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika Products are used in a wide array of applications and always fulfill the highest quality standards. We are committed to customer satisfaction, innovation, and teamwork.

About ARCHITECT
ARCHITECT, the official journal of the American Institute of Architects, provides informative and inspirational editorial surrounding the design, technology and business of architecture to top performing professionals engaged in commercial and institutional architecture. The publication is committed to celebrating design innovation in architecture.

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Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.

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