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.

13th Asian Textile Conference

Geelong, Australia, 3 to 6 November 2015

ATC is one of the world-leading conferences in the textile and fibre field and takes place biannually at Asian countries in turn.

For more information visit their website: Asian Textile Conference

ATC are extremely fortunate to be able to bring together highly respected members of the global textile and fibre research community to enrich the knowledge exchange at this important conference.  Keynote speakers for the 13th Asian Textile Conference include: 


Professor David HINKS

Interim Dean, College of Textiles

Cone Mills Professor of Textile Chemistry

Director, Forensic Sciences Institute

North Carolina State University, USA


Associate Professor of Fiber Science

Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design

Cornell University, USA

Professor Jinlian HU

Institute of Textiles and Clothing

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Professor Takeshi KIKUTANI

Manager, Environmental Design Education Service

Dept. of Organic and Polymeric Materials
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Professor Ronald POSTLE
Emeritus Professor of Textile Physics
School of Chemistry
University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Shaun SMITH
Research Group Leader for the Advanced Fibre Innovation Manufacturing Flagship
CSIRO, Australia

Brendan SWIFTE
Managing Director of Geofabrics, Australasia

Update- April 2016) Post Conference Details and Proceedings may be found at the TTNA website HERE