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LSAA 2013 Conference Wrap Up

LSAA 2013 Conference Wrap Up

The theme of the conference was "Touching the Earth Lightly"

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.


To get the participants into the theme, the LSAA was very fortunate to be able to have a special "pre-conference" visit to Gibbs Farm at Kaipara Harbour NZ.

See PDF article about our visit  HERE

The excellent keynote addresses and other presentations explored these features and highlighted how tensioned fabric and other lightweight structures are both providing an improved experience whilst saving costs and energy over the long term.

The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel, Auckland from 13-15 November 2013.

For details of the program see HERE

The 2013 Design Awards were also conducted.
Some 20 high class entries were received and 9 High Commendations and Awards of Excellence were awarded.

For details of the entries see HERE

For details of the winners see HERE