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The International Conference on Structures and Architecture is the world's leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture.

The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields. 

Although Architecture and Structural Engineering have both their own historical development, their interaction has led to many fascinating and delightful structures. To bring this interaction to a next level there is a need to stimulate the inventive and creative design of architectural structures to persuade architects and structural engineers to further collaborate in this process, exploiting together new concepts, applications and challenges.

The conference is intended foran audience of researchers and practitioners world-wide with a background in architecture and in structural engineering. 

It includes architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, construction industry persons, academics, researchers, students, product manufacturers, material suppliers, project managers and contract administrators, asset managers, government authorities of infrastructure development and others.

Key Dates are:

Abstract submissions Feb 15 2018
Preliminary Abstract Acceptance May 15 2018
Full Paper Submission November 15 2018
Final Paper Acceptance Feb 15 2019

IFAI Expo 2017 is organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, September 26–29. IFAI is thrilled to offer you the premier industrial fabrics expo in North America. This is the place to see new and innovative products, learn from the experts, meet influential industry leaders and more.

  • Connecting thousands of attendees with more than 400 exhibitors
  • Global connections and networking through events, education and meetings
  • Comprehensive programming to generate ideas, provide solutions and promote business growth
  • Numerous experiences showcasing the breadth and innovation of the industry

Drawing on more than 100 years of trade show experience, IFAI Expo has been the foundation of providing the specialty fabrics industry a forum for commerce, networking, and knowledge. With the addition of advanced textiles and an all-new shade area, the show continues to feature all aspects of the industry.

The IFAI Expo is being held in Charlotte, NC USA

Date: October 18-21 2016

IFAI Expo is a dynamic event experience combining textile industry experts, manufacturers, members and attendees to deliver innovative, industry-shaping solutions. Whether your business is specialty fabrics, advanced textiles or shade and weather protection, IFAI Expo can take you to the next level.

For more details see IFAIEXPO.COM

The inaugural Fire Resistant Textiles & Fibre Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia in November 2016.

2016 Fire Resistant Textiles & Fibre Conference will be an open forum presenting the latest science, technology, design and manufacturing techniques for fire resistant fibres, textiles, coatings and finishes for the protection of people, property and the environment.Testing, management and compliance of fire resistant characteristics in fibres and textile to reduce risk to the greatest extent possible will also be explored.

It is a one day Conference on Tuesday 29 November 2016
Venue Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

For more details see the website:

India is the 2nd fastest growing major economy in the world and inspite of the global economic scenario, the Building Construction & Infrastructure industry in India continues to boom.

Pre-engineered Buildings/Factories, Airport modernization / new airports projects, Metro Rail, New Hotel / Resorts, IT Parks, Retail Malls, Hypermarkets, Multiplexes, Integrated Townships etc are still buzzwords today in India's booming Building Construction & Infrastructure industry.

The Roof India Exhibition is Asia's largest Roofing & Allied Products Event andprovides the ideal platform for the building construction and infrastructure industry fraternity to converge, network and strike lucrative business deals and establish business partnerships & joint ventures.

The 15th edition - ROOF INDIA 2016 will be held during 7 – 9 April 2016 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India.

Whilst more traditional roofing and facade solutions will be present, there is also the mention of tensile fabric architecture:

Roofing Systems, Architectural Cladding, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Metal Building Systems, Tensile Membranes / Tensile Architecture, Green Roofs / Roof Landscaping Technology, Waterproofing, Roof Insulation, Roofing Machinery, Roof Fastening Systems.

For more information see


AcaMem - Academy of Architectural Membrane Structures


The 21st International Workshop on the Design and

Practical Realisation of Architectural Membrane Structures

Textile Roofs 2016

May 2nd - 4th 2016

Archenhold Observatory Berlin, Germany

We would like to invite you to Textile Roofs 2016Workshop in Berlin. The 21st edition of Textile Roofs aims at bringing together international expert knowledge and facilitating the dialogue on emerging topics in the field of Architectural Membrane Structures.

The main objectives of this workshop are to provide fundamental information, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in textile roof engineering. Above all, the workshop aims to provide practical answers to real-world questions.

Among others the following subjects will be addressed

  Introducing Lightweight Structures
  Computational and Physical Modelling
  The Textile Roofs Market
  Detailing, Connection Design and Fabrication
  Economic Factors
  Materials for Textile Structures
  Environmental Aspects
  Project Case Studies

The workshop offers an interdisciplinary forum in the fields of architecture, civil engineering, geodesy and technologies related to membrane structures.  We sincerely welcome you to take part of this activity in sharing with us your expertise and passion about Textile Roofs in 2016.

Textile Roofs 2016 is scientifically directed by Ms. Prof. Rosemarie Wagner (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and is an event of AcaMem - operated by academus GmbH as promoter for educational events in the field of Membrane Architecture. Following last year's success the workshop is organized at the Archenhold Observatory, Berlin and is supported by our partner TensiNet.

In addition to a comprehensive programme of lectures presented in English by key figures from the membrane structure industry and academia, opportunity for the study and hands-on development of practical case-studies in an informal tutorial environment is provided.

During the afternoons we offer a joint participant project with guided design and  development of an erectable structure. Experiments at this hands-on workshop ran with opportunities for both physical and computational modeling under one common topic. Each participant will work with advanced and High-End Software products and is guided by the workshop organizers through the different strands:

  Physical Modelling
  Computational Modelling
  Preparation and Erection of the Structure

In parallel to the regular workshop programme a Textile Roofs 2016 Student's Workshop is organized. The results of this workshop will be discussed with the participants in the afternoons.

Textile Roofs 2016 closes on May 4th with a parting drink.

Next to the social events (sightseeing tour, workshop banquet and parting drink) a special guest lecture will be presented.

The registration for Textile Roofs 2016 is now open and is to be done with the Conference Management Tool.


Early Registration

(till April, 10th)

Late Registration

(starting from April, 11st)

Regular 800 EURO (952,00 incl. VAT) 850 EURO (1011,50 incl. VAT)
TensiNet Member 720 EURO (856,80 incl. VAT) 765 EURO (910,35 incl. VAT)


(of in-service study programmes)

400 EURO (476,00 incl. VAT) 450 EURO (535,50 incl. VAT)

Accompanying Per.

(for tourboat trip, evening dinner, and other social gatherings)

200 EURO (238,00 incl. VAT) 250 EURO (297,50 incl. VAT)

All fees are given VAT-exempt. The current VAT rate (19%) has to be added and will be explicitly displayed on the invoice. The total transfer amount is given in brackets.