We shape a better world
We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We shape a better world.
Founded in 1946 with an initial focus on structural engineering, Arup first came to the world’s attention with the structural design of the Sydney Opera House, followed by its work on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Arup has since grown into a truly multidisciplinary organisation. Most recently, its work for the Singapore Sports Hub has reaffirmed its reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs that reinvent the built environment.
Arup brings together broad-minded individuals from a wide range of disciplines and encourages them to look beyond the constraints of their own specialisms.
This unconventional approach to design springs in part from Arup’s ownership structure. The firm is owned in trust on behalf of its staff. The result is an independence of spirit that is reflected in the firm’s work, and in its dedicated pursuit of technical excellence.
Home page: http://www.arup.com/
Australian Website: http://www.arup.com/global_locations/australia
- Current Financial Company Members of LSAA can have their company profile listed on the LSAA website.
- Such members will enjoy the ability to submit news, awards and other articles for publication on the website.
- Discounted fees apply for Conferences, Seminars and Design Award Entries.
- Note that some members may provide a broad range of services.
- Members of the LSAA have a passion for realizing excellence in producing world class lightweight structures.
- Members are engaged in the design, fabrication, erection of lightweight structures.
- We are also well supported by a number of material suppliers of fabrics and hardware such as cables.
Welcome to our new members:
- Pattons, Create Ltd (NZ), Copelands & Pickers and Miami Stainless
- and welcome back ABC Products and Oasis Tension Structures
Members with complete service (Design, Engineering, Fabrication, Installation)
- MakMax Australia Fabricators
- Shade to Order Pty Ltd
- Pattons Specialist Textile Solutions
Members with predominantly Design, Fabrication and Installation service
- Structurflex N.Z. Ltd
- Baytex Manufacturing
- ABC Products
- Oasis Tension Structures
Members with predominantly Design and Engineering service
- Wade Design Engineers Pty Ltd
- Tensys Engineers
- Taylor Thomson Whitting Pty Ltd
- SEMF - Engineering
- Osborn Consulting Engineers
- Magryn & Associates
- Greenup Design International
- Create Ltd
Members with Software and Consulting Service
Members who are predominantly suppliers
- Aeronaut Automation
- Miami Stainless
- The Shann Group
- Serge Ferrari
- Ronstan Tensile Architecture
- Ricky Richards Sales
- Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd
- Innova International Pty Ltd
- HVG Fabrics
- Hiroaka (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Gale Pacific
- Nolan UDA Pty Ltd
ABC Products is an established industrial fabrics company offering first class service and superior quality products. Our reputation comes from satisfying our clients needs and providing solutions on time and within budget. We strive to be a partner with our clients aiming to be a 'one-stop-shop' for all their shadecloth, PVC, POLY and other fabric needs.
Founded in 1978 by George Formosa, we have extensive knowledge of every aspect of industrial fabrics & shadecloths. Our experience will save you money. With
products and services suitable to the average guy off the street to other manufacturers and tradespeople, you only need the one number.
ABC Products has it's central administrative office in Glendenning, Sydney NSW, with the ability to service locally and nationally.
We don't install, we just fabricate goods such as shade sails, PVC sails and clear blinds plus a renge of other products. Our focus is on supporting customers and installers in the industry with quality fabrication in the quickest timeframe.
All our products and services are warranted, not only material but workmanship too. We are registered members with the Chamber of Manufacture, ACASPA and LSAA Light Weight Structures Association Australia.
With our customer base ranging from home users to international corporations, a client is never too small, or too large and every one receives the same gold star service.
Company Website: abc-products.com
Miami Stainless is an Australian owned and operated importer and distributor of high quality stainless steel hardware for the shade structure and sail industries.
For over 14 years Miami Stainless has grown to supply over 2500 items including the quality Prorig wires in 316 and 304, shade sail wire fittings & wire up to 16mm in stock and up to 28mm for projects. Our in-house team can also provide swaging of wires up to 28mm.
We invest heavily in our people and product innovation and are committed to developing, producing and delivering high quality and industry leading products.
Our expert team are always ready to assist with your designs, provide technical support and suggestions on what products would best suit your application.
With a global network, Miami Stainless is one of the most recognised stainless steel hardware suppliers in Australia.
ABN 62 101 809 796
Unit 3/99 West Burleigh Road
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Telephone: +61 7 5576 1234
Facsimile: +61 7 5576 1233
Fabritecture is an internationally recognised leader in the tensile fabric structure industry, bringing over 70 years experience to every project. From simple architectural shade solutions, to major tensile fabric architecture structures, every Fabritecture custom fabric structure is designed and built to the strictest standards for safety and quality.
Specialising in a range of tensile fabrics, including PTFE, PVC, and ETFE foils, Fabritecture is set apart from competitors by constantly encouraging new and alternative technologies and more efficient methods of environmental sustainability.
With offices in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Fabritecture is committed to hiring the best and brightest in the industry, who share a passion for quality and customer satisfaction.
Fabritecture takes great pride in every aspect of a project; from the design, delivery, construction, after sales service and even the way we answer your call, to ensure the client’s dreams take shape.
Some Articles on the LSAA website:
- Cockburn Town Square
- ITE College West, Singapore
- Halo Nightclub
- Nerang State School Outdoor Amphitheatre
- Soul Surfers Paradise
- Marassi Beach Resort, Egypt
- Platypus Remediation
- Cabramatta Bowls Club
- Metricon Stadium - Carrara, Qld.
- Chepauk Stadium, Stage One - India
- Adelaide Oval Western Grandstand Redevelopment
Tensioned Fabric Design and General Structural Engineering
Wade Design Engineers has over 20 years experience in the design and detailing of tensioned fabric and cable net structures. Our Brisbane based team can assist to provide the technical design aspects of any size project and have completed over 1300 projects ranging from playground shades to airport terminal and stadium roofs. Capabilities include the following:-
- Concept Development
- Finite Element Analysis
- Fabric Steel and Concrete design and detailing
- Geometry Definition & Coordination
- 3D Modelling
- Engineering drawings
- Steel Workshop drawings
- Fabric cutting patterns
- Clamping hardware design
- Cable & Fitting Scheduling
- Site inspections
- Engineering Certification
- Structural Condition Reports
Some articles on this website:
- Engineering for Rio Tinto Stadium
- Pou Manawa, New Zealand
- Australian Wildlife Centre, Healseville
- Sydney Acquarium Dugongs
- Great Southern Oceans
- Dubai Outlet Mall
- Acquinas College Forum
- The Cloud, Auckland
- ITE College West, Singapore
- Brisbane State Tennis Outdoor Show Courts
- Arizona State University - Skysong
Tensys Engineers provide the full range of engineering and analysis services necessary for the design, fabrication, project management and installation of lightweight tensioned fabric, cable net and facade structures.
Our clients range from consulting structural engineers and architects during the initial design phase of a project to membrane contractors for the production of fabrication and installation information.
The design capability of the Tensys Engineers team is complemented by many years of practical contracting experience. Coupled with the long-established analytical expertise of Tensys Consultants (located in Bath, UK), this qualifies them uniquely to assist in all phases of the development of a project from concept to installation.
The particular tasks that we undertake include:
- Concept Form and Design
- Shape Finding
- Load Analysis
- Detail Design of Support Structure in Steel or other Materials
- Membrane Patterning Membrane and Steel Fabrication Drawings
- Tender Documentation for Fabric Structure
- Tender Assessment
- Project Management of Fabric Structure Contracts
- Supervision and Control of Fabric Structure Contracts on behalf of Client
- Inspection and Valuation Reports for New and Existing Structures
From offices in Melbourne, Australia, Tensys Engineers have wide experience of working in the Asian, Middle East and US region.
The range of design and contracting experience offered by Tensys Engineers as an independent consultancy is unique, and is now available for projects worldwide.
Tensys Engineers Pty Ltd
7/340 Gore Street
T: +61 (0) 3 9416 0066
F: +61 (0) 3 9416 3766
Some Articles on this website:
- Peter Lim wins ING-IABSE Award
- Tensys wins ASI Award
- Engineering for 60 Margaret St Project
- Contribution to Metricon Stadium - Carrara
- Engineering for roof of Skilled Stadium, Robina, Qld.
- Wintergarden Art Facade - LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
- Listen Out Festival - LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
- Glen Eira Aquatic Centre
- Atmosphere Facade
- Mildura Riverfront Performance Venue
- The Grand Pavilion, RAS Melbourne
technet GmbH provides software for lightweight structural design.
The generation of free forms, the statical analysis and the subsequent cutting pattern generation is guaranteed by our software.
EASY is a fully comprehensive suite of software modules for the complete design of lightweight structures. Our experienced support team is prepared to help in various ways to optimise your production with technet's software.
Since being founded in 1989 technet GmbH has developed into a worldwide operating company. In addition to the headquarter in Berlin we have satellite offices in Stuttgart and a representation in Shanghai.
See website: www.technet-gmbh.com
technet GmbH are a sponsor of the 2015 International Trade Fair in Frankfurt and the 20th International Workshop on Textile Roofs (See Other Events )
Taylor Thomson Whitting Pty Ltd
Taylor Thomson Whitting (TTW) is a wholly owned Australian company providing Consultancy Engineering Services to Australia and Asia, since 1958.
Our six offices provide clients with a wide range of specialised services in Structural, Civil, Facade and Traffic Engineering.
With over 150 staff our core philosophy is to provide service that is: Client oriented, Practical and economical, Innovative
Recently completed projects include:
Macquarie Bank, 50 Martin Place - Sydney 2015
Australian War Memorial, Anzac Hall – Canberra 2015
Chatswood Interchange, transport hub with high rise towers – Sydney 2014
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery – Hobart 2013
The Star, Star City Casino – Pyrmont 2013
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Structurflex NZ Pty Ltd
From humble beginnings over 70 years ago as a sail making company under the name of Sails and Covers Ltd, today Structurflex is an industry-leading fabric engineering and design firm with headquarters in New Zealand and offices in Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Dubai and Kansas City.
Extensive experience in the handling of specialised fabric materials, combined with the introduction of manufacturing techniques suited to fabric engineering, enabled the company to expand into other markets, and in 1981 Structurflex was formed.
Today Structurflex services the Transport, Architectural, Environmental and Promotional markets and has separate, specialised divisions for each.
With a commitment to investing into research and development, Structurflex remains at the forefront of emerging technologies and boasts a state of the art design and manufacturing facility. Combining the technology of tomorrow with the practical knowledge gained over more than 70 years has enabled Structurflex to deliver to clients an impressive range of high profile fabric engineering projects in New Zealand and around the world.
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The Shann Group
The Shann Group is a leading distributor and importer of high quality technical and industrial textiles designed specifically for use in blind and awning, digital print, architectural and commercial shade structures.
The Shann Group are the sole distributor for the world renown Mehler Texnologies range of tensile architecture materials and, with more than 15,000 square meters of warehouse space across eight locations in Australia and New Zealand, The Shann Group is supported by strong infrastructure and a dedicated service proposition in every branch office.
Backed by a full-service, high-energy sales and customer service team, The Shann Group manages and supplies a comprehensive range of products from leading suppliers to a diverse range of industries. The company’s commitment to excellence and superior product sees its staff constantly travelling to trade shows and visiting with suppliers to ensure continual product development and improvement. This commitment combinedwith the expertise, product knowledge and passion of the team gives Shann an enviable advantage.
Shade to Order Pty Ltd
We offer a full design service that can include:
- Fabric design
- Structural & finite element analysis
- Steelwork design & Workshop drawings
- DA drawings
- Computer generated rendered images
- Superimposed photographs
- Structural engineering design
- Scale models
Member Profile: Shade to Order has been manufacturing sails since 1979. We are 100% Australian owned and wherever possible, we use Australian made goods and services.
Our team of expert staff include design consultants, salespeople, draftspeople, fabric handling experts, project managers, purchasing staff, accounting officers and secretaries. Each is highly experienced and contributes to the smooth process of designing, manufacturing, and installing a tension membrane structure.
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Serge Ferrari is a manufacturer of flexible composite materials.
1960 - Ferrari family launches first inflatable structures in France.
1974 - Serge Ferrari sets up “Tissage et Enduction Serge Ferrari” unit.
Its purpose is to implement a unique patented technology, Précontraint®.
4 industrial sites in Europe (France - Switzerland - Italy),
commercial and logistical centres in Western & Eastern Europe, United States, Latin America, Pacific Asia and Middle East. Serge Ferrari products are distributed in over 80 countries.
1/ Formulation: Combination of plastics and synthesized products including PVC and acrylic resins, fluorinated polymers
2/ Weaving:Production of continuous high-tenacity polyester multifilaments
3/ Weaving: Assembly of threads into reinforcing support for coating
4/ Coating: Application of formulations to woven support based on Précontraint® technology
5/ Recycling:Texyloop® exclusive process.
The Serge Ferrari blanket brand now embraces Précontraint® Batyline® Soltis® Stamisol® Stamoid® Stamskin® Sign® it Decolit® product family names among others.
Products that meet transversely and complementarily the needs of multiple areas of application: outdoor textiles, furnishing fabrics, marine textiles, building textiles, tents and structures, etc.
A company wholly committed to sustainable development:
> Anticipated application of environmental standards and regulations.
> Industrialisation of Texyloop® composite textile recycling since 2008.
> 1% of turnover is dedicated to reducing the environmental footprint of the company and its products.
Serge Ferrari sas
BP 54 - 38352 La Tour du Pin Cedex - France
33 - 04 74 97 41 33 - 04 74 97 67 20
Serge Ferrari is a Platinum Sponsor for the LSAA 2016 Conference and Awards
SEMF Pty Ltd is a multi-disciplinary engineering, scientific and management company that provides consultancy and management skills for all facets of construction projects. We provide complete sustainable solutions – from initial planning, design, construction and facilities management by ensuring that we plan and act for the long-term good of our customers, our partners and our community.
We also strive to be sustainable in all that we do, by ensuring that we plan and act for the long-term good of our customers, our partners and our community.
SEMF's engineering consulting and design services are categorised as:
- Building Engineering
Automation and Control
Information Technology Engineering
Bulk Materials Handling
Process and Manufacturing Engineering
Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions
Risk Engineering and OH&S
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About Ronstan Tensile Architecture:
Ronstan Tensile Architecture provides the architectural/engineering community with end-to-end specialty contracting services, technical expertise and bold imagination that have resulted in some of the world’s most intriguing examples of tensile architecture. Ronstan maintains the unique capability to provide comprehensive services for small to midsize projects incorporating principles of tensile architecture, including concept development, design assistance, cable and fitting selection, structural analysis and installation.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Ronstan Tensile Architecture operates offices internationally.
For more information, visit www.RonstanTensileArch.com
Ronstan is a Silver Sponsor for the LSAA 2016 Conference and Awards
Projects on this website:
- Park Beach Plaza Car park Facade
- Pitt Street Mall Catenary Lighting System
- Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Enclosure - Sydney
- Ronstan Ribbons of Light
- Ronstan Cable Net Facade
- Taronga Zoo Chimpanzee Enclosure
- Whitten Oval
- Monash University Strip Facades
- The Clubhouse
- S3D Case Studies of Cable Supported Facades
- The RAS Grand Pavilion
Ricky Richards Sales
Ricky Richards is a dynamic, innovative company who since 1983, has been supplying customers with a wide variety of PVC, Canvas, Nylon, Polyethylene and Horticultural Fabrics.
We are committed to working with our customers in order to support their continual progress; achieving higher standards in print media, industrial and commercial textiles.
Technology has paved the way for the creation of superior products, and we are excited to distribute these products to our diverse range of customers.
By constantly researching the markets we serve, and analysing developments both in Australia and throughout the world, we ensure our customers are always kept in touch with all that is new in textiles.
We make sure our company values are as high as the standards of our products. Our service, reliability, integrity and commitment to total customer value, is the reason people remain loyal to us, creating wonderful relationships of mutual growth.
At Ricky Richards, to have satisfied customers is great.....to delight customers is our aim!
Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd
Pro-Knit Industries Pty Ltd are the leading manufacturer and supplier of 100% monofilament commercial grade knitted shade cloths. From our modern manufacturing facility situated in Brisbane, Queensland, we produce arguably the highest quality premium knitted shade cloth products available in the world today.
Our popular Monotec 370 Series of heavy duty commercial grade shade cloth leads the field in strength, longevity and durability. It is the only locally manufactured 90% UV rated shade cloth available in Australia.
Our range of Premium quality 100% monofilament shade cloth fabrics are available in a choice of 3.25m and 6.5m widths.
Combining the highest quality UV stabilized raw materials, the latest knitting machine technology and in excess of 80 years experience, we only produce the very best shade cloth fabrics to cover every situation and requirement.
Monotec shade cloth fabrics represent premium Australian quality when compared to alternative choices. And we can individually colour match and tailor our fabric to meet any requirement.
As one of the leading shadecloth manufacturers for sun shade sails and many other uses in the world, Polyfab, has sales operations in Australasia , the Middle East and the USA with distribution arrangements in Asia and Europe. Polyfab has one of the most extensive ranges of shadecloth fabrics in the world and is recognised as being at the forefront of shadecloth development especially for sun shade sails. Recent developments mean that they now have a range of shadecloth which ticks all the boxes. Excellent UVR block , heavy metal and phthalate free, A full range of FR products using non halogenated FR additives for long life and durability, and all with one of the greatest choice in colours and all products are 100% recyclable. These products are easily recognisable under the well known brand names of PolyFX , Comshade and Architec 400.
For over 18 years Polyfab Australia has been supplying quality shade cloth for architectural shade sails and shade structures into the commercial and domestic consumer market. In addition, we also supply polypropylene and polyethylene fabrics for the horticultural, agricultural and industrial fabric markets. Polyfab supplies canopy protection covers to protect table and wine grapes from rain damage, horticultural igloo covers to the flower and vegetable industry, as well as anti bird netting.
POLYFAB AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
ABN 54 069 432 846
63 Frankston Gardens Drive
Carrum Downs Victoria 3201 Australia
Telephone: +613 9770 8480
Facsimile: +613 9770 8483
We have maintained our interest in the technical challenges of structural engineering by developing specialist expertise in the following areas:
Fabric Structures: Osborn Consulting Engineers is one of the major players in this field in Australia. Our experience ranges from highly decorative and prestigeous teflon coated fibreglass structures, to acres of hail netting over orchards and cattle feed lots.
MakMax Australia & Taiyo Membrane Corporation
MakMax Australia is a world leading tensile membrane specialist in the design, fabrication and installation of fabric architecture. MakMax specialise in using PTFE and PVC tensile membranes, pneumatic ETFE foils, Tensotherm translucent membrane roofing and HDPE shade structures creating award winning fabric structures.
Internationally renowned for technical innovation, the investment in Research and Development of tensile membrane technology and possessing a worldwide reference list, MakMax personifies tensile membrane expertise, quality and style.
The MakMax range includes Architectural Membrane structures incorporating tensile and Tensotherm membrane roofing, shade structures and shade sails, Textile Façade, Textile Interiors, Architectural Car Park structures and Architectural Umbrellas including shade umbrellas.
Some Articles on this website:
- Trailfinders Australian Garden Flemings - Chelsea Flower Show
- Metricon Stadium, Carrara
- South Hedland Town Centre (WA) LSAA 2013 Design Awards High Commendation
- Souk Okaz Public Theatre LSAA 2013 Design Awards - Award of Excellence
- Yatala Tank Cover
- Flemington Racecourse
- Australian Wildlife Centre Healseville
- 60 Margaret Street Sydney
- RAIA Bar
- Cabramatta Bowls Club
- Panoli Gate - India
- Southern Plaza Bar
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium roof in Delhi
- Green Void
Magryn and Associates Pty. Ltd. is a small structural and civil engineering consultancy based in Adelaide, South Australia, and undertaking work throughout Australia. We offer design services and expertise in civil and structural engineering, with a specialty in the area of coastal engineering.
We have permanent professional engineers and technical officers/drafters on staff, and specialist engineers contracted as required.
We undertake a large number of designs for shade structures of differing shapes, sizes and configurations. These range from simple shades to large architectural designs, to specialized designs such as barrel vault shades. Shades may be in shadecloth or impermeable PVC membrane.
Generally clients like their shades to be as "free" and "unrestrained" as possible; however, all shades have the common problem that they develop very large internal forces. The balance and restraint of these internal forces requires careful consideration, and all of our shades are computer modelled in three dimensions to reflect their actual performance in the field.
Shade structures are generally designed and fully documented, ready for council certification and construction.
Innova International Pty Ltd
For over 21 years Innova International (Innova) has been a leader in delivering in delivering to the Australian market high quality and technically superior engineered textiles. With 17 years in partnership with Ferrari S.A. of France, Innova continues to bring into the Australian region leading edge tensile and architectural textiles.
Since the company’s inception Innova has sought out the most capable global manufacturers to develop and supply innovative and high quality textiles to a diverse range of industries and manufacturers.
Our experience in specifying technical textiles for a variety of applications has seen Innova forge a reputation as a knowledgeable and diligent organisation trusted by regional companies seeking a well thought out and innovative solution for their projects.
Innova has made and continues to make significant commitments to volume stock holdings, advanced logistical capabilities, information technology and ongoing staff training. This ensures that our customers have access to the right answers and the right materials at the time they need them.
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Mehler is a European manufacturer of high quality membrane and fabrics for textile architecture, roofing, sun protection and tents.
In the market for coated fabrics we are among the world's leading companies. Among the brands VALMEX®, POLYMAR® and AIRTEX®
Over 53 million square meters of material will be produced and distributed annually. Over 60 years of development and production experience are the basis of mature products. Ongoing research and development to improve existing composite materials and open up new application areas. A machinery that always corresponds to the latest technology, ensures high and consistent quality of our products.
The lively dialogue with planners, producers and processors from different sectors and industries testifies to a close and trusting cooperation.
A number of case studies including a facade for a shopping centre, a wedding tent, a large water amusement park, a sports complex, and toll plaza are shown in the following PDF document: Case Studies 2010a.pdf (1.4Mb)
Other case studies can be found HERE
For Australian Enquiries Ph 0416 256 219
HVG Fabrics is a specialist provider of performance fabrics for outside environments. Screening, shading and protection are key elements and we focus on solutions that offer unique products and services that work in the harsh Australian environment.
We look for differentiated product solutions that offer leading edge technical advantages. We partner with suppliers like Serge Ferrari, Sattler and Alnet who are global leaders in their field and we strive to offer distribution excellence through our national network with an emphasis on product and support ‘where you need it, when you want it’.
With a constant desire to innovate, push boundaries and develop product, HVG fabrics is an alliance partner with instinct you can trust.
Phone: 1300 854 811
Hiraoka Architectural Structure Fabrics are designed to provide outstanding performance and aesthetic beauty. These fabrics are the result of 30 years of innovation and technical leadership in the architectural structure market.
Hiraoka pioneered the development of PVDF surface coatings, anti-stain technology utilizing photocatalysts, flame resistant technology and weathering resistance to provide an outstanding service life.
Hiraoka Architectural Structure Fabrics are available in a range of fabric constructions to suit medium to large scale fabric structures. Highly translucent materials are also available.
Hiraoka are now located at 2/37 Rimfire Drive, Hallam, Victoria, 3803
Phone changed to: (03) 8795 7322. (November 2012)
Hiraoka is a Silver Sponsor for the LSAA 2016 Conference and Awards
Links to articles on this website:
- Material supplied for Project: 60 Margaret Street, Sydney
Greenup Design International, GDI, is a specialist Tension Membrane Engineering consultancy located on Australia’s Gold Coast. GDI was formed in 2010 by David Greenup who is the owner and CEO of GDI.
GDI utilizes the latest in specialist computer modeling and analysis software including “Membrane” (aka “NDN”) which is used for the shape finding, analysis and patterning of complex three dimensional fabric shapes, with the supporting structure fully 3D solid modeled in Autodesk’s “AutoCAD” or “Inventor”.
GDI offers a full range of services from concept design through to steel workshop drawings and fabric cutting patterns. GDI is committed to providing the complete package for their clients in every aspect of tension membrane design.
GDI provides clients with highest quality tension membrane designs and unparalleled service during engineering and construction of all structures.
We strive to be the leading consultancy in Tension Membrane design and construction in the Southern Hemisphere.
GDI is dedicated to training new graduate engineers in the art of tension membrane design and through cooperation with Griffith University we offer only the best and brightest student engineers an opportunity to complete a project with us as part of their degree. We are always looking for new student project ideas so if you have a research project that you think would benefit from some fresh young thinking please feel free to contact us.
Gale Pacific is the name in advanced polymer fabrics for high-end commercial and industrial applications. We invented knitted shadecloth in the early 1970s. After several years of testing and development, we launched our first range in 1976. We are now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shadecloth.
Our products are designed to:
- Protect people and outdoor living environments from the harmful effects of UV rays and adverse weather conditions.
- Improve the efficiency and competitiveness of agriculture through increased crop protection, improved water conservation and better plant yield.
- Enhance architectural designs and construction applications.
We lead in technology, research and development, and in the manufacture of technically advanced outdoor polymer fabrics. Our fabrics have a proven track record of performance in some of the world's harshest outdoor environments. Our continuing expansion into the industrial and commercial sectors is driven by our search for excellence and innovation.
We take claim to a portfolio of market-leading products that are considered benchmarks within the industry. Our brands include Commercial 95®, Landmark® and Canvacon®, among many others.
The Gale Pacific brand represents the combination of our unique product capabilities and the strategic integration of several highly regarded industrial fabrics companies. This is testament to the continuing commitment we have to strengthen and grow as a world leader in advanced polymer fabrics.
Gale Pacific is a Gold Sponsor for the LSAA 2016 Conference and Awards
All new purpose-built 2,500-sq. metre factory, fully equipped to handle a wide range of technical fabrics, from the lightest polyesters to the heaviest PVC's & Canvases.
Comprehensive range of modern sewing machinery.
Range of modern, powerful high-frequency welders.
State-of-the-art, wide-beam, multi-head plotter/cutter
Powerful 3D CAD system with form-finding and pattern-generating capability
Fully networked Macintosh computer system
38 full time staff including 20+ skilled production personnel.
Clipframe Tents & Marquees
Electron Pole Tents & Marquees
Corporate Tents and Canopies
Tensile Roofs and Structures
Shade Canopies and Awnings
Circus Marquees, Big Tops & Performance Tents
Aurecon (formerly Connell Wagner) is a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering engineering, scientific, management and advisory services to the private and public sector.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia we have over 4,000 staff with offices around Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia as well as the Middle East. With our strength, reach and expertise we are able to provide clients integrated services across all markets, including Advisory, Buildings, Defence, Energy, Industrial, Telecommunications, Transportation, Urban Development and Water & Environment.
Privately owned, the company has an annual turnover of approximately A$600 million, and is currently delivering projects in 50 countries around the world.
The company has received numerous awards for excellence from organisations both inside and outside the engineering industry and was voted "best large engineering firm" in the inaugural BRW-St.George Client Choice Awards.
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Manufacturer of Plotter Cutters for the Tension Membrane & Shade Industry
Aeronaut Automation manufactures automated plotter/cutters with CAD and nestling software to suit a variety of applications, from sail making, sail stringing machines, carbon fibre, rubber and canvas goods, and much more.
Member Profile: See website
Nolan.UDA is a diverse national supplier of commercial & industrial textiles and associated hardware. The company has seven branches strategically located in capital cities throughout Australia. Each branch housing an independent sales team with inventory to service their specific requirements. Nolan.UDA prides itself on our core business principals: integrity, innovation and value for money.
Over many years, Nolan.UDA has established a solid and reputable network of trading partners around the world. These suppliers provide the comprehensive portfolio of products currently available. Each product has been put through rigorous testing to ensure performance, longevity and customer satisfaction.
Having successfully completed the multi-million dollar Grand Pavilion for Major Projects Victoria and Multiplex, Oasis Tension Structures has the resources to undertake projects of any size and complexity.
Oasis is a multi-award winning business and is the current ACASPA 2011 Overall Winner. Oasis also holds the IFAI 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for tension structures less than 600sq.m. These, together with numerous other awards, are testament of Oasis's commitment to excellence over a journey lasting many years which continues today.
Interestingly, the history of Oasis can be traced back to its founder, Darryl Thomson, when more than thirty years ago as a young engineer he set out to develop the application and methodology for the use of shade fabric in tensile structures. He achieved great success developing an industry that spawned the everyday use of shade fabric with offshore processing and hardware store product lines that is part of the industry today.
But his heart lay elsewhere; his interests lay in applying his knowledge to producing unique designs to suit specific architectural, recreational and industrial applications. Oasis Tension Structures was founded in 1992 as one of five divisions within Gale Australia. Oasis commenced fabrication of shade sails in 1992 and has produced more than 10,000 since that time.
In 1995 Darryl purchased the division and along with business partner and fellow civil engineer, Peter Byrne, founded Oasis Tension Structures (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1996.
Since that time Oasis Tension Structures has continued its growth and has a developed a dedicated professional team of designers and managers who can assist with all aspects of tensile engineering from conceptual design through to construction and maintenance.
Oasis has undertaken work throughout Australia and has the flexibility and experience to work on international projects in locations including the United Kingdom, North America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
Tensile engineering is still a young and vibrant industry exploiting the advent of new materials, modern fabric technology and associated engineering techniques.
From its beginnings working with knitted shade fabrics, we have developed our experience and expertise and can now offer structures fabricated from fully coated woven materials such as PVC coated polyester weave and PTFE coated glass weave fabrics.
Oasis is dedicated to develop our ability to offer new forms, new materials and new solutions in tensile engineering. We have developed expertise to offer insulated roof structures incorporating insulation blankets and captured air pockets to provide tensile roofs with excellent thermal performance and we have developed our capacity with ETFE films to offer pillow structures.
Oasis specialise in the Design and Construction of tension membrane structures.
From tensile umbrellas to the largest free form structure in Australia, Oasis has the ability to offer a complete range of shade fabric structure solutions to the commercial market.
Our professional staff has the expertise and ability to offer service and advice through all stages of a project starting with concept development and continuing through to detailed design and documentation, procurement and fabrication and finally installation for shade projects of all sizes.
Our experience with a variety of materials means we can tailor solutions to suit your requirements and your budget.
CREATE is a specialist multi-disciplinary design practice, offering consultancy services to clients across New Zealand. Our core areas of specialist design covering Architecture and Engineering, include:
+ Energy Efficiency & Building Performance
+ Seismic Design
The company founders have significant experience in the design of sports and aquatic facilities across NZ, ranging from national awarding winning facilities such as Coastlands Aquatic Centre, Avanti-Velodrome and Alpine Aqualand.
As a multi-disciplinary practice we provide a high level of experience across the full spectrum of services, required for the success of these highly technical facilities. CREATE prides itself on its ability to provide a fully integrated approach to design across all disciplines.
Our policy and passion is to actively pursue sustainability and energy efficiency within all designs, appropriate to the context of any brief. Energy efficiency, reduction of wastage, maximizing recycling, and water conservation are considered wherever practical.
CREATE have established a good reputation particularly in the aquatic construction industry, and continue to take great pride in continuing to receive referrals and recommendations for work.
Our main office is in Hawkes Bay, and we have recently set up a second office in Christchurch in response to local demand and opportunities.
Company Website www.createltd.co.nz
Copelands & Pickers is an Australian owned company that specialises in manufacturing canvas and vinyl goods to satisfy the requirements and needs of individuals and organisations in Australia.Since manufacturing our first product in 1948, Copelands & Pickers now have control over every aspect of production, enabling us to create high quality products using state-of-the-art technology and materials. Copelands & Pickers products are known for their performance and durability, and our expertise and use of only quality materials reinforces our commitment to excellence.
Copelands & Pickers design and custom manufacture shade sails, waterproof PVC membranes and supply complete shade structures to suit both the domestic and commercial market. Our specialty also includes replacement shade sails and covers to suit existing structures and fixings.
We manufacture a wide range of Marquees to suite all budgets and with our experience and use of quality materials Copelands & Pickers marquees are known for their durability. Promotional sign writing to customise your marquee can be arranged.
We offer a range of commercial and heavy duty domestic umbrellas, a wide range of domestic and commercial awnings and sun blinds and have been manufacturing a range of products for Sporting Clubs across Australia for over 60 years.
Corporate branding is also a great way to promote your club or business and Copelands & Pickers can assist form design through to print.
Our very experienced staff coupled with our modern and state of the art design, plotting and cutting systems enable us to develop a product from concept through to full production and even installation if required.
(07) 3495 0020
+61 7 3495 0020
(07) 3893 1790
+61 7 3893 1790
Pattons - Specialist Textile Solutions
Pattons is a well recognized, accredited and award winning industrial fabrics firm focused on delivering innovative and creative structures and designs. Pattons was established in 1953 and has been delivering quality solutions for over 60 years. Pattons operates predominantly in the commercial and architectural sectors providing tailored structures for the construction and event industry.
Pattons focuses on pushing the boundaries of creativity when designing projects and upholds professional industry standards which is recognised by clients in their continued association with Pattons.
Pattons provide the full service from conceptual design through to engineering, fabrication and installation.
Pattons is located in Sydney and Canberra with projects extending nationwide and overseas.
9 Aylesbury Street, Botany, NSW Australia 2019.
P: +61 (0) 2 8033 7754 or 1300 799 980