EA LSAA

LSAA 2011 Conference and Design Awards
Collaborative Design of Lightweight Structures

A two day Conference which will highlight the benefits of close collaboration between designers, fabricators, installers and clients to ensure the best outcome for a lightweight structure project.

Sydney, October 13 and 14 2011 (Thursday, Friday)

 

Venue - Novotel Hotel
Sydney Olympic Park
Phone: (02) 8762 1111  Web: www.novotelsydneyolympicpark.com.au

In conjunction with a Technical Workshop at the same venue on the

Design of Tensioned Shadecloth Structures
Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, Wednesday October 12 2011

LSAA 2011 is supported by Engineers Australia with CPD Credits

Websites: www.LSAA.org 

 

LSAA2011 img2

Conference Details – Keynote Speakers

Our invited International Speaker is Professor Mike Schlaich.

LSAA2011 Mike

Mike is Professor for Structural Engineering chairing the Department of Conceptual and Structural Design at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). He is also the Managing Director of Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, Consulting Structural Engineers, Germany.  He studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart and ETH Zurich, and received PhD in civil engineering from ETH Zurich in 1989. 

Mike worked in Spain as a structural engineer before joining in the firm of Schlaich Bergermann and Partner in Stuttgart which specializes in lightweight and long-span structures. He became Managing Director of the firm in 2002, which has been active in the field of renewable energies for more than 20 years. Systems for solar thermal energy production including dish-stirling concentrators, trough collectors and the solar updraft tower were successfully developed by the office.

We are also privileged to have a keynote speaker from Populous (Architects).

Populous have played a lead role in a number of high profile sports projects in Australia and New Zealand.

Daryl Maguire is an Associate Principal with Populous and has over 20 years experience in commercial, retail, civic, residential and interiors projects, with excellent management and communication capabilities. He is committed to creating co-operative relationships that guarantee successful partnerships with clients and project teams.

Daryl joined Populous in February 2008, and has worked predominantly on the Eden Park Redevelopment. His role on the project included masterplanning, and looking at the required temporary facilities for the stadium to host matches of the 2011 RWC. He was also involved in the concept design and feasibility study for Western Springs Cricket and the Mount Smart Masterplan, and the design competition for the Auckland Convention Centre. 

LSAA2011 img3

The Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA) is a not for profit Association for members with a passion for designing, fabricating, constructing and supplying materials and components for a range of lightweight structures. Projects cover tensioned membranes, cablenets, cable supported roofs, steel arches, high tech glazing wall facades and roofs. Typically they are large clear spans over public spaces and require a deep understanding of structural behaviour and form to create exciting 3D curved spaces where often the structure is the main load supporting system as well as the environmental barrier.

The unique characteristics of such applications – stadia, transport hubs, exhibition spaces, clear span environmental protection – requires an added degree of collaborative design input to be successful.  It is also a feature of these structures that the design details are exposed, very variable in 3D geometry and visible which in turn demands an extra level of design input. There is normally specialized expertise needed for the erection or assembly of such delicate but graceful structures.

Iconic Lightweight Structures will only be deemed successful if there is a truly collaborative design team that includes the end client, project managers, architects, engineers (structural and for services in particular), specialized suppliers of high tech fabrics, cables, anchorages, glazing and other components.

Many solutions – particularly those involving architectural fabrics and cable supporting systems – will be prestressed and as such skilled installers are needed and their input is critical early in the design process.

More and more, these team members will need to communicate and build up a 3D virtual structure from which all members can both visualize the details, determine stresses and erection sequencing as well as provide costings and assurances that there are no clashes when constructed. This requires the different software systems to adhere to interoperability standards to reduce errors. The current Building Information Model software concepts and various related standards for information storage are seen to be central to the efficient working of the design team and the final realization of the project. This virtual model should be capable of simulating erection and be available for ongoing asset management of the facility.

LSAA2011 img4

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – DAY 1, Thursday October 13 2011

GOLD SPONSOR – DAY 1
LSAA2011 Mehler

Mehler Texnologies – Engineered Fabrics

Start

End

Paper

Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair

  8.30  

  9.00  

 

Registrations

 

  S1

S1 Welcome, Opening, Keynote

Peter Lim

9.00

9.10

Conference Welcome

Kourosh Kayvani LSAA

9.10

10.00

S1A

Keynote Address
Conceptual design of light-weight structures

Link to Paper

LSAA2011 Mike
Mike Schlaich

10.00

10.30

 

Morning Tea / Networking

 

S2

S2 Collaborative Design

 

10.30

10.50

S2A

Building Physics

Link to Paper
Link to Presentation

LSAA201 Haico
Haico Schepers - Arups

10.55

11.15

S2B

Lighting Design Collaboration – A Case Study

Link to Paper
Link to Presentation

LSAA2011 PaulBeale
Paul Beale - Electrolight

11.20

11.40

S2C

Acoustics and Lightweight Roof Structures –
Hyatt Regency Perth Case Study
Link to Paper
Link to Presentation

Alastair Bavage
Marshall Day

11.45

12.05

S2D

Wind loading on lightweight structures
Link to Paper
Link to Presentation

Graeme S. Wood
Cermak Peterka Petersen

12.05

13.00

 

Lunch / Networking

 

 

S3 Collaborative Design

 

13.00

13.20

S3A

Costa's Surface at the Australian Wildlife Health Centre

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Paul Minifie
Minifie van Schaik Architects

13.25

13.45

S3B

Tensile engineering

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Peter Lim
Tensys

13.50

14.10

S3C

Collaboration in transparent enclosures

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Damian Murphy
Aurecon

14.15

14.35

S3D

Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand Redevelopment

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 Garth
Garth Rowland
Aurecon

14.40

15.00

S3E

Erection of the Moses Mabhida Stadium Roof – Durban

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 Thomas
Thomas Hermeking
Pfeifer

 

Afternoon Tea / Registration

 

S4

S4 Public Lectures: Lightweight Structures

 

16.15

16.30

S4A

LSAA Introduction

Dr Kourosh Kayvani LSAA

16.30

17.30

S4B

Public Lecture:
Lightweight Structures including Footbridges


Mike Schlaich

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – DAY 1, Thursday October 13 2011

GOLD SPONSOR – LSAA Design Awards and Conference Dinner

Hiroaka – Advanced Fabrics
LSAA2011 Hiraoka

Some 25 Projects have been entered for the 2011 Design Awards
Link to Presentation of Awards

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – DAY 2, Friday October 14 2011

GOLD SPONSOR – LSAA Design Awards and Conference Dinner

Serge Ferarri – Architectural Fabrics
LSAA2011 Serge Ferrari

Start

End

Paper

Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair

 

S5 Keynote

 

9.00

10.00

S5A

Keynote Address – Daryl Maguire (Populous NZ)

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 Daryl
Daryl Maguire
Populous

10.00

10.30

 

Morning Tea / Networking

 

 

S6 New Projects/ Material

 

10.30

10.50

S6A

Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Enclosure Cable net grid application in aviaries

Link  to Presentation

Ronstan

10.55

11.15

S6B

Insulated Tension Membrane
(Architectural Membrane and Aerogel)
Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Mike Lester
Birdair Inc, Australia

11.20

11.40

S6C

Glen Eira Aquatic Centre tensile canopy – a case study of insulated tension structure
Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

James Marr
Tensys Engineers

11.45

12.05

S6D

Sustainable Development Projects with Precontraint Material
Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Francoise Fournier
Ferrari

12.05

13.00

 

Lunch / Networking

 

 

S7 Technology & Tools

 

13.00

13.20

S7A

BIM – Adding Value by Assisting Collaboration

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 Jennifer
Jennifer MacDonald
UTS

13.25

13.45

S7B

Engaging Generative BIM Workflows

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 Jonathan
Jonathan  Mirtschin
Geometry Gym

13.50

14.10

S7C

Preparing for Building Information Modelling

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

P Cocciardi
Managing Director – Cocciardi Pty Ltd

14.15

14.35

S7D

BIM – where to next?

Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

LSAA2011 JohnMitchell

John Mitchell
buildingSMART Australasia

14.40

15.00

S7E

Digital Technology and IPD - a case study.
The Crystals Mall- Las  Vegas
Link to Paper
Link  to Presentation

Kerry Lindeman, BDS VirCon

15.00

15.30

 

Afternoon Tea / Networking

 

 

S8 LSAA Member Project Reports

 

15.30

16.15

S8A

LSAA Member Project Reports

16.15

17.00

S8B

Panel: Industry Issues;
Link to Handbook
Link to Design Guidelines
Closure

 

Conference Exhibition Sponsors

LSAA2011 Conf Exhibitors