Once again this year SAIE will be hosting the final of Ediltrophy, the 8th edition of the building competition in which students and expert builders from Building Schools contend for the title of builder of the year.
The final will be held on 17 October 2015 during SAIE and will feature 20 teams from all over Italy. The challenge will be to build an innovative construction with a high level of technology: an anti-seismic wall that must meet the requirements of the European research project INSYSME.
The challenge chosen for the Ediltrophy 2015 final
The European research project INSYSME, which involves the participation of institutes, universities and companies from seven EU countries and Turkey, has developed an innovative clay infill wall system in which deformable joints are incorporated into the masonry.
In view of the innovative nature of the system developed by ANDIL and the University of Padua, a prototype wall built according to anti-seismic criteria was chosen as the challenge for the national final of Ediltrophy 2015.
Statement by Andil Chairman Luigi Di Carlantonio
“The Italian brick and tile industry has always focused on innovation and research, with special attention to earthquake safety. After “Esecmase” and “Diswall” devoted to structural masonry, ANDIL is actively participating in the new European “Insysme” project on the technological and design development of anti-seismic infill walls. The use of clay bricks and blocks for envelopes, facings and internal partitions in conjunction with a reinforced concrete structure is the most widely adopted building system in Italy and in Europe. For this reason it is essential to promote knowledge of its seismic behaviour at an engineering level and above all to ensure that effective design rules are established at a regulatory level.
This is what the sector expects as the end result of research. In this context, I believe that validating solutions developed through practical demonstrations of prototype design and construction during the Building School competitions is a useful way of verifying proven technologies. And following the recent positive experiences at SAIE, it is also a good opportunity for collaborative growth between Andil and Formedil.”