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LSAA 2009 Conference Speakers

"Technology and Sustainability Applications in Lightweight Structures"

Our invited International Speaker is Prof Ian Liddell. Ian is a founder of the respected firm of Buro Happold in the UK. Amongst a raft of completed impressive lightweight structures around the world, perhaps the most well known that Ian designed is the Milleniumm Dome.

Ian Liddell CBE, one of thefounding partners of Buro Happold, retired in 2005 but continues to work for the practice as a consultant. He is a Royal Academy Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Cambridge University’s School of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Institution of British Architects.

During his 30 years with Buro Happold, Ian worked on an array of projects, mainly on lightweight structures. His innovative design for the cable net and flat fabric roof of theMillennium Domewas recognised in 1999 with the presentation of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the most prestigious prize for UK engineering.

Other major projects in which Ian has played a principal role include the Mannheim Gridshell, the Glasgow Science Centre Tower, the Globe Theatre in London, the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital atrium roof, the State Mosque of Sarawak and the British Embassy in Riyadh

We are also privileged to have two outstanding local Architects agree to give keynote presentations.

Daryl Jackson and Patrick Ness are well known to the Melbourne and Australian fraternity with a swag of completed projects and current work in the area of lightweight structures and stadia.