The LSAA 2020 Conference and Design Awards were to be held in Melbourne at Swinburne from September 17-18 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Probable time is in October 2021.

Theme: Re-VIEW, Re-IMAGINE, Re-CREATE See Conference Website

The LSAA website is being revamped with more images of the exciting structures our members have been involved with.

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have postponed our planned 2020 Conference and Design Awards until some time in 2021 - yet to be determined (July 2020)

The Design Awards enable members and non-members to enter projects that have been completed since the last Awards (October 2018).

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LSAA 2009 Conference and Design Awards

“Technology and Sustainability Applications in Lightweight Structures”

A two day Conference which highlights the advances and practical use of new technologies, materials and sustainability principles for Lightweight Structures.

Thursday/Friday October 29/30 2009 - Melbourne

LSAA 2009 is supported by:

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Links to Conference Sessions

Session 1- Welcome, Opening, Keynote

Session 2- Sustainability Issues

Session 3- New Material Developments and Applications

Session 4- Public Keynote Lecture

Session 5- Keynote Addresses

Session 6- New Projects

Session 7- Technology Tools and Standards

Session 8- Member Projects & Panel Discussion

Refer to the Program below. Links are provided in order of written paper (in PDF), the presentations (in PDF, 6 slides per page) format.

LSAA 2009 Design Awards Booklet Awards\LSAA_2009_USB.pdf

Sponsored by Mehler (Gold) Mehler_logo_small
and Ronstan (Silver)Ronstan Logo_400

 
 

 

SESSIONS 1 & 2 – Thursday October 29 2009
Major Sponsor  Ferrari

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 Start

 End

Paper

Session:  Theme, Activity – Presentation Title

Author / Chair

8.30

9.00

 

Registrations

 

 

S1 Conference Welcome, Opening, Keynote

Peter Lim

9.00

9.10

Conference Welcome & Opening

Kourosh Kayvani LSAA

9.10

10.00

S1A

Keynote Address:  Lightweight Structures – Catching the Next Wave

Papers\S1A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S1A_presentation.pdf

Jackson9

Daryl Jackson

SESSION 2 – Thursday October 29 2009
Major Sponsor  Ferrari

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S2 Sustainability Issues

Chair - Joseph Dean

10.25

10.50

S2A

LEED Benchmarking for Lightweight Structures.

Papers\S2A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S2A_presentation.pdf

MBarr1

Malcolm Barr Arup

10.50

11.15

S2B

Sustainable Lightweight Facade Systems

Papers\S2B_paper.pdf

Presentations\S2B_presentation.pdf

Dowdle1

Beres Dowdle Aurecon

11.15

11.40

S2C

PVC Composites: Life Cycle Analysis & Recycling including an Australian Case Study.

Papers\S2C_paper.pdf

Presentations\S2C_presentation.pdf

Francoise1

Francoise Fournier - Ferrari S.A,

Knox1

Ian Knox – Innova International

11.40

12.05

S2D

The industry commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability for textile architecture materials

Papers\S2D_paper.pdf

Presentations\S2D_presentation.pdf

Paolo1

P. Giugliano
Mehler Texnologies

12.05

12.15

S2E

Recycling Overview for Textiles

Presentations\S2E_presentation.pdf

KCaulfield1

Kerryn Caulfield TTNA

SESSION 3 – Thursday October 29 2009
Major Sponsor  Ferrari

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S3 New Material Development & Applications

Chair - Ian Knox

13.00

13.25

S3A

Innovative Fabrics for Architectural Structures

Papers\S3A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S3A_presentation.pdf

Cahill1

Bob Cahill - Hiraoka

13.25

13.50

S3B

Case study of duraskin® Glass/PTFE fabrics for permanent façade application

Papers\S3B_paper.pdf

Presentations\S3B_presentation.pdf

Murat1

Murat Devecioglu Verseidag - Indutex

13.50

14.15

S3C

Thermal Performance – Low E Membranes – Evaluation and Simulation.

Papers\S3C_paper.pdf

Presentations\S3C_presentation.pdf

Francoise2

Francoise Fournier - Ferrari S.A

14.15

14.40

S3D

Adelaide BMW Redevelopment – Cable Net Glass Facade

Papers\S3D_paper.pdf

Presentations\S3D_presentation.pdf

Niko1

N Tsoukalas – Aurecon Adelaide

14.40

15.00

S3E

"The Farm" - Anish Kapoor

(Tension Membrane Scultpure)

Papers\S3E_paper.pdf

HarryKleyn4

Harry Kleyn – Structurflex

15.00

15.25

S3F

Interior Architecture -
Taking Tensile Textiles into New Spaces

Papers\S3F_paper.pdf

Presentations\S3F_presentation.pdf

Arkell1

Chris Arkell - Innova Int.

SESSION 4 – Thursday October 29 2009
Major Sponsor  Ferrari

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S4 Public Lectures: Lightweight Structures

Chair Kourosh Kayvani

16.15

16.30

S4A

Update on LSAA Activities 2007-2009

Papers\S4A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S4A_presentation.pdf

Kourosh1

Kourosh Kayvani

16.30

17.30

S4B

Keynote Presentation:
Lightweight Structures Past, Present and Future

Papers\S4B_paper.pdf

Presentations\S4B_presentation.pdf

Liddell2

Prof Ian Liddell

 

 

 

Pre Dinner Drinks & Design Awards

 

19.00

19.30

 

Pre Dinner Drinks (Full & Dinner registrations only)

 

19.30

23.00

S4C

Conference Dinner and Design Awards

SESSIONS 5 & 6 PROGRAM - Friday October 30 2009
Major Sponsor  Hiraoka

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S5 Friday Keynote Session

Kourosh Kayvani

9.00

9.45

S5A

Keynote Address

Structures and Sustainability

Papers\S5A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S5A_presentation.pdf

PNess1

Patrick Ness – Cox & Partneers

9.45

10.10

S5B

Singapore Sports Hub

PBowtell3

Peter Bowtell - Arup

10.10

10.40

Morning Tea / Networking

 

 

S6 New Projects

Brian O’Flaherty

10.40

11.00

S6A

ANU’s New 500 m² Paraboloidal Dish Solar Concentrator

Papers\S6A_paper.pdf

Presentations\S6A_presentation.pdf

GBurgess3

Greg Burgess- ANU

11.00

11.20

S6B

Mildura Performance Venue -
Concept to Opening

Papers\S6B_paper.pdf

Presentations\S6B_presentation.pdf

JMarr1

James Marr - Tensys

11.20

11.40

S6C

Lighter than Air Structures

Papers\S6C_paper.pdf

Presentations\S6C_presentation.pdf

PLim1

Peter Lim - Tensys

11.40

12.00

S6D

The Amazon Waterlily Pavilion,
Botanic Gardens Adelaide

Papers\S6D_paper.pdf

Presentations\S6D_presentation.pdf

Niko2

Niko Tsoukalas - Aurecon

12.00

12.15

S6E

Tensile Facades –

Realizing the Living Machine

Papers\S6E_paper.pdf

Presentations\S6E_presentation.pdf

RMurray1

Rowan Murray – Ronstan Tensile Architecture

SESSION 7  PROGRAM - Friday October 30 2009
Major Sponsor  Hiraoka

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Start

End

Paper

Session:  Theme, Activity – Presentation Title

Author / Chair

 

S7 Technology Tools and Standards

Peter Kneen

13.15

13.40

S7A

Towards Minimum Design Standards
for Fabric Structures

Presentations\S7A_presentation.pdf

JDean1

Joseph Dean

13.40

14.00

S7B

Fabric Structures in Australia –
Growing our Industry through Technology

Papers\S7B_paper.pdf

Presentations\S7B_presentation.pdf

AStewart1

Alan Stewart & Steve Huppert – Structureflex Pacific

14.00

14.20

S7C

Mehler Tensile Draw Package

Papers\S7C_paper.pdf

Presentations\S7C_presentation.pdf

Paolo6

Palo Giugliano

14.20

14.35

S7D

Optimizing Tensile Membrane Design
utilizing CFD

Papers\S7D_paper.pdf

Presentations\S7D_presentation.pdf

TScott1

Trevor Scott - LWSAS

14.35

14.50

S7E

Resources for Developing Effective Shade

Papers\S7E_paper.pdf

Presentations\S7E_presentation.pdf

DGannon1

Dimity Gannon - Cancer Council Vic

SESSION 8  PROGRAM - Friday October 30 2009
Major Sponsor  Hiraoka

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S8 LSAA Member Project Reports

Chair - Peter Kneen

15.20

16.15

S8A

LSAA Member Project Reports

Buried Treasure

Presentations\S8A_presentation.pdf

SkyShades – USA Projects

Presentations\S8B_presentation.pdf

MakMax – The Green Void

Presentations\S8C_presentation.pdf

Corpus Christi Barrel Arch Structure

Presentations\S8D_presentation.pdf
Folded Umbrellas

Papers\S8E_paper.pdf

Presentations\S8E_presentation.pdf

Various

M. Coates

Malcolm Ridley

Daniel Cook

Steve Huppert

Vinzenz Sedlak

16.15

17.00

S8B

Panel: Industry Issues – Standards, Recycling

Various

Closure

Kourosh Kayvani

Congratulations to India for winning the first test of the 2018 summer season. Next is to start later this week in the brand new 60,000 seat Optus Stadium in Perth. Best wishes to both teams. The Optus stadium roof structure had considerable input from two of our LSAA Members - Arups and MakMax.

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More details of this project can be found HERE

A great Conference Dinner and Design Awards Function was held.

Results will be published shortly but many of the entries can be seen under the Awards menu

Congratulations to New Zealand for the terrific result in winning back the America Cup.

The boats truly represent a pinnacle in terms of Lightweight Structures:

  • superlight and stiff fabrics used for sails
  • elaboarte cutting patterns to achieve the desired three dimensional shapes in the sails
  • orientation of the fabric to resist stresses and maintain the profiles to generate maximum driving forces
  • like many fabric structures, the wind loadings are the dominant load case
  • very flexible supporting systems from high tech materials
  • minimal weights and reliance on moving ballast etc.

In 2013 the LSAA had their Conference in Auckland and we were fortunate to have a presentation about the 2013 NZ efforts.

Well done guys.