Mr Vito Buffa, Innovation Management Director
Mr Hans Vermeulen, Co Founder
IDTechEx Show! USA Presentation - Henkel Corporation*
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The Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is one of the largest global industries at $12+ trillion. Productivity in this industry, however, has stagnated over the past 50 years despite all the gains made in other industries. In fact, the construction site has not changed much since Roman times. By fully digitizing the building process, the entire AEC value chain can be automated which results in significant cost reduction, less material waste, and greater design freedom. DUS Architects / Actual have developed and 3D printed numerous building structures creating new digital produced products for the market using a specially formulated Henkel polyamide. Examples will be highlighted during the presentation.
Speaker Biography (Vito Buffa)
Vito Buffa is an Innovation Management Director at Henkel Corporation. In his current role, he sets technology strategy and manages two technology portfolios within Henkel's Adhesive Research group. Additive Manufacturing materials are a focus area within one of these portfolios. Vito began his career with Henkel in 1986 as a Development Engineer. He has held numerous development, manufacturing, marketing, and innovation management positions over the years. He moved into his current role as Innovation Management Director in 2015.
Speaker Biography (Hans Vermeulen)
As one of the co-founders of DUS Architects, Hans has over 12 years of experience in leading a firm at the forefront of architecture, inspired by his fascination for the informal (nano)city versus formal (mega)city.
As co-founder of Actual he puts his beliefs into practice, using technology to democratize architecture.
Hans graduated from Delft University of Technology in 2003 and studied at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, India.
He is an international (keynote) speaker, teacher at Delft University of Technology and board member of several companies.
Company Profile (Henkel Corporation)
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Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people with reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide. Henkel's powerful innovations and leading technologies under top-brands such as Loctite create sustainable value for industrial customers, consumers and professional users.
Company Profile (DUS architects)
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DUS designs unique architecture, by focusing on technological innovation, bespoke design, and communities.
Based in the heart of Amsterdam, we are an international team of designers, architects, software programmers, hands-on thinkers, 3D print experts and inventors.
Through design, we build alliances and solutions with big impact for our planet.
Our dream is to give everyone in the world access to tailor made architecture and accelerate the World's evolution to a sustainable production of cities.
That's why we digitize the AEC industry & make it easy for anyone to use and join our digital production platform.
Creating Actual design freedom, massive cost reduction, perfect consumer quality and no waste.