The CTBUH 2017 Tall Buildings Conference to be held in Sydney from October 30 to November 3 2017 is expected to attract over 1000 delegates from about 45 countries.

Conference Theme: Connecting the City: People, Density & Infrastructure

The age of the tall building as a single iconic piece of sculpture, standing in isolation from its surroundings, must now come to an end. We have a responsibility to ensure that these permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time: unprecedented population growth; mass urbanization; climate change; environmental degradation; social, political and economic change; and the rapid advance of myriad technical innovations.1

Next February and March the ABCB will be conducting informative seminars in a capital city near you.

The seminars will provide an opportunity for you to hear about some changes to the NCC that could impact your work. In addition, there’ll be a presentation and discussion on due process for the development of Performance Solutions.

Here’s what’s on the seminar program -

  • NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1, which relates to fire safety requirements.
  • NCC 2019 public comment draft.
  • The improved CodeMark Australia scheme.
  • A practical development and assessment of Performance Solutions.

Venue and registration information

To find out where seminars will be held, check out our recent 'Save the date' Latest update.

With registrations will opening soon be sure to keep watch of our Latest update section for the release of this information.

The LSAA has agreed to co-sponsor ICSA2019 and has pleasure in listing the following information.


For more details, please visit their site directly at http://www.icsa2019.com/

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: https://textileconference.com.au/