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The Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia in conjunction with Engineers Australia

Invite you to attend a Technical Seminar

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Design of Tension Membrane and Shade cloth Shade Structures

 

Thursday October 21st 2010 from 10.00am – 5.00pm

Brisbane RiverView Hotel
Corner Kingsford Smith Drive & Hunt St, Hamilton QLD 4007 Australia

 

Cost:  $150 for LSAA / EA / ACASPA Members, $200 Non-members

Tensioned membrane structures have become an important structural form for both large span roof structures as well as for smaller covered areas which also serve as an architectural statement. This seminar is an opportunity to learn about the basic structural design parameters, material selection, fabrication and erection techniques.

A particular focus of the seminar will be design factors, fabrication details, shade prediction and maintenance of smaller shade structures made from knitted porous shade-cloth with applications to providing shade to schools, playgrounds, car parking and storage, nurseries and domestic environments.

Topics which will be presented

  • Brief history of tension membrane and shade cloth structures and modern architectural fabric materials
  • Understanding the engineering design process and the nature of structural supports, edge and attachment details
  • Fabrication, construction, installation and maintenance processes
  • Particular issues (fire, shade prediction, legal, costing, vandalism, access etc) pertaining to shade cloth structures.

Speakers: A number of speakers drawn from LSAA and industry leaders with extensive experience in shade structures.

A Certificate of Attendance and Seminar Proceedings will be available for attendees and should count towards the relevant Eng. Aust. CPD requirements.

Speakers include:          Dr Peter Kneen FIEAust, EO-LSAA
                                    Dr Kourosh Kayvani – Innovation Leader, Aurecon
                                    Joseph Dean – Managing Director Wade Design Engineers
                                    Plus other industry leaders

 

Sponsors and Supporters

The Seminar is supported by Engineers Australia and attendance counts towards CPD requirements.

supported by     ACASPA

LSAA also acknowledges the financial sponsorship from members

Preliminary Program

10.00

Registration, Coffee & Networking with Sponsors

10.30

Welcome and Introduction (scope of Symposium etc)

10.40

Brief History of Tension Fabric and Shade Structures in Australia

11.00

Solid Fabric and Shade Cloth Materials including threads – Engineering and Other Properties

11.30

Engineering Design Factors and Importance of the Support Structures, panel edge and corner attachment details

12.00

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Examples in Practice highlighting Structural Issues

12.45

Buffet Lunch in exhibition area & possible demonstration

13.45

Fabrication, Installation, Maintenance and other Issues of Shade cloth Structures

14.30

Two Case Studies – Solid PVC and Shade cloth solutions for a client brief. Elaboration of concept development and implementation

15.30

Afternoon Tea break

16.00

Draft Design Guidelines and Commentary on Specific Factors for Shade Cloth structures in Australia – in conjunction with a panel discussion.

16.50

Summary and Closure

 

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MSAA Conference or Seminar Proceedings
June 3, 1983
Melbourne
Membrane Structures in Sport and Recreation
43 pages Download PDF

Disclaimer and Notes:
This PDF document has been created in 2014 by scanning hard copy versions of available papers. Papers may not be available for all topics listed and typically no records are available for Panel discussions or member reports of completed projects. In some cases the quality of the scans is not good for example when print shows through from the other side of a printed page.
The Membrane Structures Association of Australasia (MSAA) was later renamed, and currently operates as the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA).
The paper contents are the views and opinions of the respective authors at the time of writing and the MSAA / LSAA takes no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of the enclosed material.

In some cases, predominantly from LSAA 2006, the material available may be in the form of PowerPoint Presentations with multiple slides per A4 sized sheets of paper. In these cases, more images may be present but text as “bullet points” that represent short summary of the delivered material.

 

Conference or Seminar Proceedings
September 3-5, 1981
The University of New South Wales
Membrane Structures: Design, Analysis and Construction
162 pages - Download PDF

Disclaimer and Notes:
This PDF document has been created in 2014 by scanning hard copy versions of available papers.
Papers may not be available for all topics listed and typically no records are available for Panel discussions or member reports of completed projects.

The Membrane Structures Association of Australasia (MSAA) was later renamed, and currently operates as the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA).

The paper contents are the views and opinions of the respective authors at the time of writing and the MSAA / LSAA takes no responsibility for any damages resulting from the use of the enclosed material.

In some cases, predominantly from LSAA 2006, the material available may be in the form of PowerPoint Presentations with multiple slides per A4 sized sheets of paper. In these cases, more images may be present but text as “bullet points” that represent short summary of the delivered content.