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- Discounted fees apply for Conferences, Seminars and Design Award Entries.
- We have a passion for realizing excellence in producing world class lightweight structures.
- Members are engaged in the design, fabrication, erection of lightweight structures and are well supported by material suppliers of fabrics, fittings and cables.
- Members adhere to our Code of Ethics
Members with complete service
Members with predominantly Design
Members with Software and Consulting Service
Members with predominantly Design,
Members who are predominantly suppliers
Our Member Profiles are listed below in random order.
Greenup Design International, GDI, is a specialist Tension Membrane Engineering consultancy located on Australia’s Gold Coast. GDI was formed in 2010 by David Greenup who is the owner and CEO of GDI.
GDI utilizes the latest in specialist computer modeling and analysis software including “Membrane” (aka “NDN”) which is used for the shape finding, analysis and patterning of complex three dimensional fabric shapes, with the supporting structure fully 3D solid modeled in Autodesk’s “AutoCAD” or “Inventor”.
GDI offers a full range of services from concept design through to steel workshop drawings and fabric cutting patterns. GDI is committed to providing the complete package for their clients in every aspect of tension membrane design.
Copelands & Pickers is an Australian owned company that specialises in manufacturing canvas and vinyl goods to satisfy the requirements and needs of individuals and organisations in Australia. Since manufacturing our first product in 1948, Copelands & Pickers now have control over every aspect of production, enabling us to create high quality products using state-of-the-art technology and materials. Copelands & Pickers products are known for their performance and durability, and our expertise and use of only quality materials reinforces our commitment to excellence.
Copelands & Pickers design and custom manufacture shade sails, waterproof PVC membranes and supply complete shade structures to suit both the domestic and commercial market. Our specialty also includes replacement shade sails and covers to suit existing structures and fixings.
The Shann Group
The Shann Group is a leading distributor and importer of high quality technical and industrial textiles designed specifically for use in blind and awning, digital print, architectural and commercial shade structures.
Withmore than 15,000 square meters of warehouse space across eight locations in Australia and New Zealand, The Shann Group is supported by strong infrastructure and a dedicated service proposition in every branch office.
Structurflex NZ Pty Ltd
From humble beginnings over 70 years ago as a sail making company under the name of Sails and Covers Ltd, today Structurflex is an industry-leading fabric engineering and design firm with headquarters in New Zealand and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Dubai and Kansas City.
Extensive experience in the handling of specialised fabric materials, combined with the introduction of manufacturing techniques suited to fabric engineering, enabled the company to expand into other markets, and in 1981 Structurflex was formed.
Sail Structures was formed in 1988 in conjunction with Port Douglas Sailmakers and initially manufactured high quality yacht sails. Using our Sailmaking experience we began to manufacture tensioned fabric membranes for architectural use when the industry was in its infancy.
Being one of only a handful of suppliers in the country with the skills to fabricate these speciality products in the early 90s we quickly gained a reputation within our industry for our ability to supply these first class structures in a quality second to none.
Ricky Richards is a dynamic, innovative company who since 1983, has been supplying customers with a wide variety of PVC, Canvas, Nylon, Polyethylene and Horticultural Fabrics.
We are committed to working with our customers in order to support their continual progress; achieving higher standards in print media, industrial and commercial textiles.
Technology has paved the way for the creation of superior products, and we are excited to distribute these products to our diverse range of customers.
By constantly researching the markets we serve, and analysing developments both in Australia and throughout the world, we ensure our customers are always kept in touch with all that is new in textiles.
HVG Fabrics is your specialist provider of decorative and technical fabrics for shading, screening and performance fabric applications.
We look for differentiated product solutions that offer leading edge technical advantages. We partner with suppliers like Mehler, Sattler and Alnet who are global leaders in their field and we strive to offer distribution excellence through our national network with an emphasis on product and support ‘where you need it, when you want it’.
Sioen is a world market leader in coated technical textiles and technical apparel.
We are a textile solution provider, offering tailor-made solutions to our customers. As a producer of yarns, woven and non-woven fabrics, technical textiles, fine chemicals and protective clothing, we offer our customers a completely vertically integrated solution to all their fabric needs. Sioen has the entire production process under one roof, from the yarn, raw fabric and pigment pastes, to the coating and production of technical apparel. As a leader in our industry we pride ourselves on our ability to find imaginative solutions to the challenges and ever-changing concerns and demands of our customers, the marketplace and all our stakeholders https://sioen.com/en
Sioen tensile architecture membranes are low wick, anti-bacteria treated, PVDF coated, flame retardant and are built from high tenacity technical yarns.
In 2015, Fabric Structure Systems and Structurflex merged their tensile architecture businesses to create Fabric Structures Ltd, combining over 60 years’ industry experience and knowledge.
Our highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team (based across two sites in Whangarei and West Auckland), provides expertise across every aspect of production, from a technical understanding of specialist textiles, best practice design/engineering processes, through to building consent applications and project delivery.
Innovation is at the heart of our culture, demonstrated through our award-winning bespoke local and international solutions, ranging from purpose-built architect-led solutions to design-led permanent structures.
At Fabric Structures, we collaborate with other industry-leading experts, including specialist tensile engineers, leading fabric suppliers, steel fabricators, local civil contractors and professional riggers.
Based in New Zealand, Fabric Structures Ltd specialises in the design and fabrication of bespoke architectural and event structures. We provide internal and external expertise on a wide range of materials including PVC, PVC Mesh, Metal Mesh, Lycra, PTFE and ETFE. We are also the local distributors for a range of architectural membrane products.
From cable tensioned structures to fixed frame canopies and inflatables, we deliver fabric solutions for commercial buildings, events and exhibitions, outdoor sport and recreation spaces and facades, across a range of sectors. Recent projects include; The Green School, Hagley Cricket Pavilion, Laneways Whangarei, The Cloud and various zoo aviary & enclosures at Auckland Zoo.
Fabric Structures is committed to developing the ‘architectural textile fabrication and design’ industry as a whole. We have a demonstrated record of innovation and excellence in service delivery.
Phone: +64 (0)9 303 4373
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technet GmbH provides software for lightweight structural design.
The generation of free forms, the statical analysis and the subsequent cutting pattern generation is guaranteed by our software.
EASY is a fully comprehensive suite of software modules for the complete design of lightweight structures. Our experienced support team is prepared to help in various ways to optimise your production with technet's software.
Fabritecture is a specialist contractor for bespoke fabric structures & tensile architecture. We provide project management for design, supply, fabrication and installation, including ETFE, PTFE & PVC membranes.
Often, we work with builders & architects who struggle to find contractors to complete the works for projects that combine steel & other forms of cladding.
Every Fabritecture structure is designed and built to the strictest standards for safety, quality, and sustainability. Our focus is on customer satisfaction, innovation of new and alternative technologies, and developing more efficient methods of environmental sustainability.
ProRig Hardware Pty Ltd (ProRig Hardware) is a specialist importer and wholesale supplier of quality stainless steel hardware and wire rope for the structural, shade, balustrade and marine industries.
ProRig Hardware’s core range of stainless steel hardware, wire balustrade systems and wire rope products are marketed and sold under the ProRig® brand name. ProRig Hardware also distributes its handrail products under the ProRail® brand name, and hand swaging tools under the Croc® brand name and a limited range of economy stainless steel products under the Econ brand name.
About Ronstan Tensile Architecture:
Ronstan Tensile Architecture provides the architectural/engineering community with end-to-end specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination that have resulted in some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Ronstan maintains the unique capability to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture, including concept development, design assistance, cable and fitting selection, structural analysis and installation.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan Tensile Architecture operates offices internationally.
Over a period of more than 30 years Osborn Consulting Engineers has ensured it employs professional and technical staff that provide clients with a service of high quality and standard. We endeavour to find professional solutions to engineering problems that can be practically implemented, achieving the desired outcome for our client. We specialise in residential, commercial, industrial and membrane engineering, documentation and certification.
Shade to Order Pty Ltd
We offer a full design service that can include:
- Fabric design
- Structural & finite element analysis
- Steelwork design & Workshop drawings
- DA drawings
- Computer generated rendered images
- Superimposed photographs
- Structural engineering design
- Scale models
Member Profile: Shade to Order has been manufacturing sails since 1979. We are 100% Australian owned and wherever possible, we use Australian made goods and services.
Maffeis Engineering is a multi-disciplined engineering firm, employing more than 130 professionals comprising architects, civil, mechanical, façade and structural engineers offering a broad range of professional design and engineering services.
In addition, our highly motivated team is supported by in-house software developers, draftsmen, and well-organized back-office staff.
Maffeis Engineering has expertise in the following areas: Stadia and Arenae, Façade Engineering, Bridges and Viaducts, Civil Works, Special Structures, Tensile Structures including ETFE Technology.
MakMax Australia & Taiyo Membrane Corporation
MakMax Australia is a world leading tensile membrane specialist in the design, fabrication and installation of fabric architecture. MakMax specialise in using PTFE and PVC tensile membranes, pneumatic ETFE foils, Tensotherm translucent membrane roofing and HDPE shade structures creating award winning fabric structures.
Internationally renowned for technical innovation, the investment in Research and Development of tensile membrane technology and possessing a worldwide reference list, MakMax personifies tensile membrane expertise, quality and style.
Quality shade sails and structures built properly at the best possible value
Stylish shade sails and waterproof fabric structures for commercial users. Built to last using materials proven in Australian conditions. Manufactured in house and guaranteed not to leak or sag for 10 years.
Alfresco Shade was started by Tom Westcott in 2000 with the vision of supplying beautifully designed and crafted shade systems at great value prices.
Quality products built to last, with proven materials and stylish clean lines. For the past 16 years we’ve helped transform restaurants, cafes, local councils, schools, and small businesses all over Sydney.
Creating comfortable and stylish outdoor spaces gets us out of bed every morning! We love to help commercial users unlock hidden value from their outdoor areas, and make the most of the space available.
Alfresco Shade is now established as the leading supplier to the Sydney hospitality industry, with over 80% of the dining structure market and hundreds of happy customers all over Sydney.
Website Homepage: https://www.alfrescoshade.com.au/
74 Wellington Street, Riverstone,
NSW 2765, Australia.
Articles on the LSAA website:
Nolan.UDA is a diverse national supplier of commercial & industrial textiles and associated hardware. The company has seven branches strategically located in capital cities throughout Australia. Each branch housing an independent sales team with inventory to service their specific requirements. Nolan.UDA prides itself on our core business principals: integrity, innovation and value for money.
Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd are the leading manufacturer and supplier of 100% monofilament commercial grade knitted shade cloths. From our modern manufacturing facility situated in Brisbane, Queensland, we produce arguably the highest quality premium knitted shade cloth products available in the world today.
Our popular Monotec 370 Series of heavy duty commercial grade shade cloth leads the field in strength, longevity and durability. It is the only locally manufactured 90% UV rated shade cloth available in Australia.
Our range of Premium quality 100% monofilament shade cloth fabrics are available in a choice of 3.25m and 6.5m widths.
Magryn and Associates Pty. Ltd. is a small structural and civil engineering consultancy based in Adelaide, South Australia, and undertaking work throughout Australia. We offer design services and expertise in civil and structural engineering, with a specialty in the area of coastal engineering.
We have permanent professional engineers and technical officers/drafters on staff, and specialist engineers contracted as required.
We undertake a large number of designs for shade structures of differing shapes, sizes and configurations. These range from simple shades to large architectural designs, to specialized designs such as barrel vault shades.
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