Our two Keynote Speakers - Knut Stockhusen from schlaich bergermann in Stuttgart and Chris Patterson from Populus - have prepared addresses that will provoke thought and inspiration along the lines of the LSAA 2018 Conference Theme - Innovate Into The Future
|Knut Stockhusen||Chris Paterson|
Read more for their backgrounds and abstracts for the presentations.
2018 Conference Theme - Innovate into the Future
In the modern world, progress is fast. Exciting new opportunities and revolutions in buildings lie around every corner. New ideas in design and sustainability will shape us and our buildings as we go into the future.
Over two days in October, Innovate into the Future will explore the expanding frontiers of architecture and engineering in lightweight structures. It will both examine the changing ideas and concepts in the field over the years, whilst looking forward to what the future holds.
The conference will show off some of the innovations that will lie at the centre of tomorrow’s world. Cutting edge modern designs and concepts will be highlighted, illustrating design challenges and solutions. These will be combined with workshops that leave delegates with a hands-on perspective of these revolutionary ideas.
Theme: "Design Beyond Boundaries"
The Intersection of Architects and Engineers
Note that only a limited number of PwerPoint Presentations are available.
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LSAA 2013 Conference and Design Awards
Theme “Touching the Earth Lightly”
Lightweight Structures have geometric forms that generally have large surfaces which are doubly curved. Many structures also use modern materials such as fabrics, foils and cables which can only carry loads by tensile forces – the most efficient load carrying action.
This conference will look at the most efficient use of materials & resources to have a marked effect on our planet, our lives and our future. We want to help get people thinking about building better, building for the environment and 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. Presentations will explore these features.
Link to Conference Flyer
2011 Technical Workshop
Design of Tensioned Shadecloth Structures
Venue: Novotel Sydney Olympic Park October 12 2011
Workshop Supported by
A PDF file from the PowerPoint Presentations are available from the LINKS in the program.
The Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia in conjunction with Engineers Australia
Invite you to attend a Technical Seminar
Design of Tension Membrane and Shade cloth Shade Structures
Thursday October 21st 2010 from 10.00am – 5.00pm
Brisbane RiverView Hotel
Corner Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt St, Hamilton QLD 4007 Australia
Cost: $150 for LSAA / EA / ACASPA Members, $200 Non-members
Tensioned membrane structures have become an important structural form for both large span roof structures as well as for smaller covered areas which also serve as an architectural statement. This seminar is an opportunity to learn about the basic structural design parameters, material selection, fabrication and erection techniques.
A particular focus of the seminar will be design factors, fabrication details, shade prediction and maintenance of smaller shade structures made from knitted porous shade-cloth with applications to providing shade to schools, playgrounds, car parking and storage, nurseries and domestic environments.
LSAA 2009 Conference and Design Awards
“Technology and Sustainability Applications in Lightweight Structures”
A two day Conference which highlights the advances and practical use of new technologies, materials and sustainability principles for Lightweight Structures.
Thursday/Friday October 29/30 2009 - Melbourne
LSAA 2009 is supported by Engineers Australia and our valued sponsors:
Refer to the Program below. Links are provided in order of written paper (in PDF), the presentations (in PDF, 6 slides per page) format.
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The Structural Branch of EA, Victoria Division in conjunction with the
Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia would like to invite you to a technical seminar
Engineering Principles of Tension Membrane Structures
Tuesday Afternoon October 28th 2008 at EA Auditorium, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne
Tensioned membrane structures have become an important structural form for both large span roof structures as well as for smaller covered areas which also serve as an architectural statement.
The design principles and fabric material properties needed to be understood for a successful realization of a project are not covered in University courses. This seminar is an opportunity to learn about the basic structural design parameters, material selection, fabrication and erection techniques.
Current LSAA Financial Members will have access to archived MSAA/LSAA Archived material such as presentations, pictures taken during the event and on organized site visits.
- 2013 Auckland Site Visit to Westlake Girls High School - see images
- 2013 Auckland Site Visit to The Cloud - see images
- 2013 Auckland Site Visit to Eden Park - see images
To be included in this area of the website will be past Conference Proceedings and Presentations.
These will be accessible to current LSAA Financial members who will need to log in.
An example list is shown below:
- 2007: LSAA Conference 25-26th October 2007, Gold Coast
"Stretching Out Boundaries Internationally"
- Download Complete Proceedings (PDF 10.859Mb)
- Download Design Awards PowerPoint Presentation (3.18Mb PDF)
- Download Design Awards A4 Brochure (2.772Mb PDF)
- View pictures from site visit to the Robina/Gold Coast Stadium
- 2006: LSAA Symposium 16th November 2006, IMAX Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney
"Life Begins at 25"
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