"Innovate into the Future"
Thursday and Friday October 25-26 2018 at UTS Sydney
Note: Design Award Entries Close October 5, 2018
In the modern world, progress is fast. Exciting new opportunities and revolutions in buildings lie around every corner. New ideas in design and sustainability will shape us and our buildings as we go into the future.
Over two days in October, Innovate into the Future will explore the expanding frontiers of architecture and engineering in lightweight structures. It will both examine the changing ideas and concepts in the field over the years, whilst looking forward to what the future holds.
The conference will show off some of the innovations that will lie at the centre of tomorrow’s world. Cutting edge modern designs and concepts will be highlighted, illustrating design challenges and solutions. These will be combined with workshops that leave delegates with a hands-on perspective of these revolutionary ideas.
For the very first time, reflecting the increasing interdisciplinary world around us, expert knowledge from other disciplines will be brought into the forefront, showing how new innovations from outside the lightweight structures field can now be used to inform and shape the road ahead.
Set against the iconic backdrop of Jørn Utzon’s architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House, so ahead of its time that techniques needed to be invented to enable its construction, the conference aims to fulfil the same spirit of innovation and technological advancement. It promises to be an exciting, unmissable opportunity for delegates to discover what tomorrow’s world of lightweight structures will look like and to meet some of the key players shaping it.
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The LSAA Conference would not be possible without the collaboration with UTS and the generous support of our sponsors
Platinum: Serge Ferrari, Gold: Gale Pacific, Ronstan, Awards: Hiraoka, Silver Pro-Rig, Verseidag
Download Conference Flyer HERE for a summary of the program, keynote speakers and sponsors.
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Guthrie Theatre, Peter Johnson Building, Level 3, Building 6 (CB06), UTS City Campus, Harris Street, Ultimo 2007
Day 1 Thursday October 25 2018
Session 1 - Keynote Address
Conference Welcome [LSAA & UTS, Platinum Sponsor Serge Ferrari]
Keynote Speaker: Knut Stockhusen (MD of schlaich bergermann and partners)
Session 2 - Fire, Performance and Design Compliance
Session 3 - Focus on Projects
Gold Sponsor Welcome [Gale Pacific]
Session 4 - Public Lecture by Knut Stockhusen "Weaving Tomorrow"
Pre-dinner drinks & Design Awards Conference Dinner
Venue and Times in the Aerial UTS Function Centre (Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo) - 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Dinner Address by Professor Francesca Hughes (Head UTS School of Architecture)
Day 2 Friday October 26 2018 - Guthrie Theatre
Session 5 - Keynote Speaker: Chris Paterson (Senior Principal, Populus) "Stadium of Tomorrow"
Session 6 - Transformative Technologies and Challenges
Gold Sponsor Welcome [Ronstan]
Session 7 - Design Studio Workshops
Studio Design Workshop 1
Studio Design Workshop 2
Formfinding tension structure physical models
Conference Closure approx 16.40
Note: Separate Tickets will be available for the public and students to attend the Public Lecture only.
See the Evenbrite Registration - then scroll down to the $25 Public Lecture Ticket.
Note: The Dinner is included in a Full 2 day registration but separate tickets will be available for partners and additional guests to attend the Dinner.
International delegates, LSAA Committee, Keynote speakers and leading Fabric Engineers worked alongside students in teams for the 2016 Workshop.
Knut Stockhusen – Partner / Managing Director – sbp
Knut Stockhusen (born in 1974 in Waiblingen, Germany) is a structural engineer and partner / managing director at schlaich bergermann partner (sbp), an internationally renowned structural engineering and consulting firm based in Stuttgart, Germany.
Knut graduated from University of Stuttgart in 1999 and began working at sbp in 2000. As a project manager and team leader, he successfully supervised a great number of large scale, long span high rise and sport projects.
In 2008, Knut founded sbp Latin America in São Paulo, expanding the international sbp network. He was appointed partner and managing director of sbp in 2015.
Chris is a Director of the Populous Asia Pacific region. He is a Senior Principal with over 20 years’ experience in large scale highly specialised buildings that make their mark on a city, including high profile sports projects in Australia and New Zealand such as the award winning Suncorp Stadium, Eden Park Redevelopment, Metricon Stadium, Perth Major Stadium PDP and KL Sports City.
Chris is committed to strong project leadership, pro-active and responsive client relations, and the cultivation of dedicated project teams, all key to his reputation for driving the best possible project delivery. This commitment is framed by his ongoing dedication to thoughtful and inventive high quality design and his demonstrated passion for thought and personal leadership.
Chris has a keen interest in high quality design and environmentally sustainable design. He is also highly experienced in the project delivery process and is committed to providing the best outcomes for clients.
The Conference Venue will be in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (known as DAB) at the University of Technology, City Campus, Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney.
All lectures will be in the Guthrie Theatre, Peter Johnson Building (CB06), Level 3. Exhibitions and workshop will also be held in the same building.
Bookings for the Conference will be done through an external booking agent Eventbrite.
Actual Registrations and Payments for the following Ticket Types can be done HERE
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There will be a number of different "event ticket types". All attendees are required to register.
Note: Design Award Entries Close on October 5, 2018
General Requirements and Categories
The LSAA 2018 Design Awards are for completed projects since November 2016.
Projects, or significant portions of a structure, may be located around the globe but the Awards are primarily intended for projects that have a substantial local contribution - such as design, fabrication or construction.
LSAA Members and non-members may enter (different fees apply - $200 per entry for members, $300 per entry for non-financial members).
The Awards are also open to companies or individuals who may not have acted as the main designer, fabricator or installer. However only one entry per project will be considered.
The Awards will considered in the following categories:
Note: Design Award Entries Close on October 5, 2018
Judging is normally done using two independent persons with a third person in case of a deadlock.
Judging is based on the written responses to a number of questions as well as on suitable (reasonably) high resolution coloured digital images.
The images must include views of the completed structure, some views of detailing and other views taken during construction.
Video and overview drawings in PDF format may help.
Copyright on images used must permit the LSAA to reuse them for promotional reasons.
All entries must be submitted on the forms supplied, by the closing date along with the required entry fee.
For guidance the following structures were entered in the 2016 Design Awards.