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

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
Optional Pre-Conference Day, Wednesday 13th November 2013

11 am – 5.30 pm Pre-Conference Visit to Alan Gibbs Farm

6.30 – 9 pm Pre-Conference Registration and Reception in the Exhibition Area

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – FIRST DAY, Thursday 14th November 2013

 Start   

Session: Activity, Presentation

  Author / Chair

8.30

Registrations

 

 

S1 Welcome, Opening, Keynote

Dr Kourosh Kayvani
LSAA President

9.00

Conference Welcome

Dr Kourosh Kayvani

9.10

S1A Keynote Address
Design Matters - Creating The Bliss Point
in Architecture and Engineering

Link to Paper Keynote Address

Alastair Richardson

Director, Cox Architecture

10.00

Morning Tea / Networking

 

 

S2 Recent International Projects

Murray Higgs

Structurflex – Gold sponsor

10.25

S2A Three Stadiums for Brazil 2014
Link to Paper

Mike Lester - Makmax

10.45

S2B Retractable Roof
over Margaret Court Tennis Arena
Link to Paper

Peter Murenu - Aurecon

11.05

S2C London Olympics –
Review of use of PVC fabrics in tensile architecture -
what has changed in the decade?
Link to Paper

Farid Sahnoune
Serge Ferrari

11.25

S2D Te Waka O Maori Re-locatable Pavilion
Link to Presentation

Nick Dalton Toa Architects

Ren Blair - Evitan

11.45

S2E Westlake Girls Netball Centre
Link to Presentation

Harry Street - Creative Spaces

12.05

S2F Questions to Session Authors

12.05

Lunch / Networking

 

 

S3 Title  Facades, Sustainability, 
Energy Saving Projects

Brian O’Flaherty
Mehler – Platinum sponsor

13.00

S3 Platinium Sponsor Welcome

Paolo Giugliano - Mehler

13.10

S3A The Feature ETFE and Timber Diagrid Roof -
Coastland Aquatic Centre
Link to Presentation

Toby Mason - CREATE

13.30

S3B Design Elements of the World’s Largest
Free Spanning Dome, Singapore
Link to Presentation

Scott Rathie - Arup

13.50

S3C Lightweight Facades Systems
Link to Paper
Link to Presentation

James Marr - Tensys

14.10

S3D Case studies of cable supported
façade structures
Link to Paper

Rowan Murray - Ronstan

14.30

S3E Parametric Infrastructure Design
Link to Presentation

Dean Mackenzie

Warren & Mahoney

14.50

S3F Questions for Session Authors

 

  Start  

Session: Activity, Presentation

Author / Chair / Status

15.00

Afternoon Tea / Networking
Public Lecture Registrations

S4 Public Session: Earthquake Engineering
Designs and the Greater Christchurch Recovery

Dr Kourosh Kayvani
LSAA President

15.20

S4A Welcome to Public and brief introduction to LSAA

Dr Kourosh Kayvani

15.25

S4C-1 Overview of Recovery:
Progress, milestones, challenges
Link to Presentation

Don Miskell - CERA

S4C-2 Opportunities for Re-building
Christchurch in Wood
Link to Presentation

Prof Andy Buchanan
University of Cantebury

S4C-3 Post Earthquake – Impact on Structural Design
Link to Presentation

Stephen Hogg
Aurecon, Christchurch

S4C-4 What will the New Architecture be like and Why?
Link to Presentation

Daryl Maguire
Warren and Mahoney

17.25

S4D Questions for the Session Authors

 

Pre-dinner drinks & Design Awards Conference Dinner
Dress Code: Jacket and tie suggested

Hilton Auckland - 7.00pm for 7.30pm

Link to Design Awards Presentation

CONFERENCE PROGRAM – SECOND DAY, Friday 15th November 2013

   Start   

Session: Activity, Presentation

 Author / Chair

 

S6 Keynote

Peter Lim LSAA VP

09.00

S6A Keynote Address Touching the Earth Lightly:     
A Responsive Architecture
Link to Presentation

Alex Matovic

Grimshaw Architects

10.00

Morning Tea / Networking

 

 

S7 Recent Projects / LSAA News

Bob Cahill - Hiraoka
Gold sponsor

10.30

S7A Waitomo Caves Visitors Centre
Link to Presentation

Chris Kelly

Architecture Workshop

10.50

S7B The Cloud
Link to Presentation

Joseph Dean

Wade Design Engineers

11.10

S7C Innovating the Process -
Adelaide Oval Roof Structures
Link to Presentation

Joachim Clauss
Cox Architecture

11.30

S7D Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha Qatar
Link to Presentation

Peter Lim
Tensys

11.50

S7D Questions for the Session Authors

12.00

S7E Summary of LSAA Activities

Design Guidelines & Shadecloth issues

Details for Site visits. Conference Close

Dr Kourosh Kayvani &

Murray Higgs

12.10

Lunch / Networking / Pack up

 

 

S8 Title – Site Visits (Optional)

Murray Higgs
Structurflex – Gold Sponsor

12.45

S8A The Cloud, Queens Wharf

Westlake Girls Sports Centre

Eden Park Stadium

Travel by Bus from Hilton.
Potential drop off at airport
after Westlake Girls visit.