LSAA 2013 Conference and Design Awards Preliminary Announcement
Theme - "Touching the Earth Lightly"
Looking at the most efficient use of materials & resources to have a material effect on our planet, our lives & our future. We want to help get people thinking about building better, building for the environment & living lightly on the planet.
Lightweight structures can not only be light they can be relocatable, reusable, recyclable and offer many sustainable advantages for architects, engineers and developers.
We are planning to hold this event in Auckland, New Zealand.
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street Ph: 64 (0)9 978 2000
Website: Hilton, Auckland
Dates are 13-15 November 2013
If you are interested in writing and presenting a paper or being a sponsor,
we would love to hear from you. (Email: admin (at) LSAA.org )
Platinum Sponsor: Mehler
Some sample lightweight structures are shown below:
The Lightweight Structures Association is a Not for Profit, autonomous, inter-disciplinary group of interested parties involved in the field of lightweight structures. Operating primarily in Australia and New Zealand our basic aim is to promote the proper application of lightweight structures, their design, fabrication, construction and materials and to encourage the development of these and other aspects essential to lightweight structures.
The LSAA is developing a set of Design Guidelines for parties involved in the Design, Fabrication and Installation of Tensioned Membrane Structures.
This document intends to cover both "solid" membranes as well as "shadecloth" structures.
The document has been marginally reformatted in October 2012. Closing time for public comment is extended until October 31st 2012 after which time it will be printed and released to industry.