The intention to nominate Rowan Murray as a Life Member was announced by Dr Kourosh Kayvani at the LSAA Conference in New Zealand. I am pleased to report that this was ratified at the 2013 AGM.

Rowan has acted tirelessly over an extended period of time in his role as Secretary of the LSAA and without his dedication, cheerfulness and follow up skills many of the meetings may not have happened. Minutes and other notices were always kept up to date. Well done and well deserved Rowan!

LSAA  CODE OF ETHICS

  1. The responsibility of members for the welfare, health and safety of the community shall at all times come before their responsibility to the Industry and their Profession, to sectional or private interests, or to other members.
  2. Members shall act so as to uphold and enhance the honour, integrity and dignity of the Industry and their Profession.
  3. Members shall perform work only in their areas of competence.
  4. Members shall build their reputation on merit and strive to achieve the highest standards in all endeavours, and shall not compete unfairly.
  5. Members believe that the highest standards of the Industry cannot be maintained where adequate reward is lacking. Therefore Member's remuneration for endeavours are to be based on the true costs plus a fair and reasonable reward.
  6. Members shall apply their skill and knowledge in the best interests of their clients.
  7. Members shall give evidence, express opinions, make statements or promote their services in an objective and truthful manner and on the basis of adequate knowledge.
  8. Members shall continue their technical development and shall actively assist and encourage Members under their direction and other Members to advance their knowledge and experience. 

The Technical Sub committee of LSAA met for a half day workshop in Brisbane on November 15 2012.

The meeting worked on the two technical documents that are being developed for the Industry.

LSAA Design Guidelines

This document has been issued for public comment and its aim is to document what is considered to be industry best practice.

It recognises that the field of tensioned fabric structures is a specialized area and the guidelines elaborate that these structures should be designed by close collaboration between competent and experienced persons.

LSAA Design Handbook

The Handbook is more in its early stages of development. The intention is to develop a definitive "Code" or "Standard" for the design and construction of tensioned membrane structures.

LSAA PRIVACY STATEMENT 

1.     About this Privacy Statement

The Lightweight Structures Association of Australiasia Inc. (LSAA) is bound by the National  Privacy principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth) in relation to the handling of personal information.  This statement sets out its commitment to privacy.

2.    Personal information collected

Constitution of the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia Inc.  

PART 1  PRELIMINARY

A.     STATEMENT OF NAME, AIM AND OBJECTS

NAME

(1)     The association shall be named the “Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia Incorporated”, hereafter called the ‘association’.