Save the Date! - 1 & 2 September 2016

Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA)

LSAA 2016 Conference and Design Awards
'Design Beyond the Boundaries of Architects or Engineers'

LSAA is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a two day conference, to be held in Melbourne, Victoria from Thursday 1 to Friday 2 September 2016.

The theme for this conference is ‘Design Beyond the Boundaries of Architects or Engineers'  incorporating a Design Awards competition with the presentation of the awards being included in the Conference Dinner.  

LSAA will be reflecting on the inspiration and contributions of Frei Otto who perhaps more than anyone did challenge the design boundaries of what is possible. He is regarded as the father of lightweight structures and many regarded him as both a brilliant engineer and architect. READ MORE

Where: Australia

Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne is the chosen city for the conference, as it offers plenty for those wishing to extend their stay - AFL, shopping, theatre shows and plenty more on offer.

Melbourne, with a population of more than three million, is Australia's second largest city. It is regarded as the cultural and fashion capital of Australia and renowned for its fine restaurants. It is a true multicultural city with more than one quarter of Melbourne's inhabitants born overseas. The city is extremely racially tolerant and very easy to work and live in. Visitors can enjoy a warm and friendly reception. READ MORE

Location: Melbourne

Monash University 
Caulfield Campus
Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) Faculty - see MAP HERE
Building G
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East, Victoria, 3145

Getting here:

Melbourne Airport:
Melbourne Airport is serviced by 27 international airlines and offers direct flights from all capital cities in Australia. The airport is approximately 22 kilometres from the city and a further 13 kilometres to Monash University, Caulfield.

Public Transport:
Getting to and from Caulfield East
From the airport
By Rail, Tram, Bus 

Registration type:

LSAA Members - Full registration $750.00
Non-Members - Full registration $850.00
Students - Full registration $ discounted rate (tba)

Other registration types: One day registration, Conference Dinner and Design Awards, student competition - more details will be available soon, please register your interest below.

Registration Entitlements

Full registration entitles delegates to the following:
- Entry to all sessions (includes the workshop)
- Complimentary registration to the Awards Dinner 
- Access to the exhibition
- All official documentation
- Daily catering as per the program
- Satchel and included materials
   and much more...


The Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia (LSAA) is a not for profit Association for members with a passion for designing, fabricating, constructing and supplying materials and components for a range of lightweight structures.

LSAA 2016 is an International conference and is part of a series of bi-annual conferences, which commenced with the international conference on lightweight structures LSA86 and again as LSAA98, held in Sydney. Preceeding and recent events have been very successful at attracting the cream of architects, engineers, contractors and material suppliers involved in lightweight structures across Australia, New Zealand and Overseas.

Want to know more about LSAA, please click HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Platinum Conference Sponsor $7,500
One package available

Gold Conference Sponsor $5,000 each

Silver Conference Sponsor $3,000 each

Exhibitors - Conference $1,500 each
Eight packages available

Conference Dinner and Design Awards Sponsor $5,000
One package available

Please note: It is planned that 15% of Platinum, Gold and Silver Sponsorships will go towards a Student Prize to the value of $4,000 to be awarded by LSAA on behalf of the industry. These sponsors will be acknowledged with this prize.

For more information and to apply for a Sponsorship Opportunity, please click on the link HERE


Design Awards:

The held over Design Awards are a major feature of the Conference Dinner. For the first time the new "International Category" (for LSAA members and non-members)  plus, a section for "Personal Lifetime Achievement Awards" for financial LSAA members. Please click here for the Rules and Categories for 2016.

Program:

The Program Committee are working hard to provide you with a professional and exciting two day conference in 2016. The program will be available on the website in the coming weeks, and we will let you know when it is there.

Call for Papers and Presentations:

The call for Papers and Presentations is now open.

The 2016 Theme allows us to consider a wider range of contributions. These range from a major Keynote paper and presentation, through paper/presentations on major projects to short project summaries and contributions to be part of a number of selected panels. For example, we plan to have a panel that will reflect on and compare the impact of Frei Otto on their thinking and work.

Please click here for guidelines and information

Conference enquiries:

For all conference enquiries including; sponsorship and exhibition sales, registration and membership information, please contact:

Peter Kneen
Part Time EO LSAA
Mob: (Australia) 0428 414 093 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you interested in becoming an LSAA Member?

Membership of the Association consists of interested parties involved in the field of lightweight structures, and are to be divided into the following main categories; Company, Individual or Student. See Details HERE. and for more details HERE

The LSAA expects to be re-introducing a Newsletter in late 2015 to feature the activities of its financial members as well as any relevant news from the wider industry.

Current financial members are encouraged to contribute articles and images (jpegs of about 1-2Mb size) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Completed newsletters will be listed here.

  • eNewsletter 2016 Volume 1 No 2 April "Save the Date" (PDF) or a summary HERE
  • eNewsletter - 2016 Volume 1 No 1 February (PDF download)
  • eNewsletter - Issue 1 December 2015 (PDF without links)

 Archived Newsletters - Membrane Structures Association "Warp and Weft"

Lightweight Structures Association "Lightweight Talk"