"Innovate into the Future"
Thursday and Friday October 25-26 2018 at UTS Sydney
A great Conference, Dinner and Design Awards Function was held at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at UTS.
Results of our LSAA Design Awards and details of the many entries can be seen under the Awards menu
More information may be found under the Events -->LSAA Events menu
Theme: In the modern world, progress is fast. Exciting new opportunities and revolutions in buildings lie around every corner. New ideas in design and sustainability will shape us and our buildings as we go into the future. Download Conference Flyers here: Summary or Full Prog (5Mb PDF)
"Innovate into the Future" explored the expanding frontiers of architecture and engineering in lightweight structures. It examined the changing ideas and concepts in the field over the years, whilst looking forward to what the future holds.
The conference showed off some of the innovations that lie at the centre of tomorrow’s world. Cutting edge modern designs and concepts were highlighted, illustrating design challenges and solutions.
The LSAA Conference was not possible without the collaboration with UTS and the generous support of our sponsors
Platinum: Serge Ferrari, Gold: Gale Pacific, Ronstan, Awards: Hiraoka, Silver Pro-Rig, Verseidag
Download Conference Flyer HERE for a complete description of the program, keynote speakers and sponsors.
The following gallery of images represents the projects entered into the 2018 LSAA Design Awards. Individual projects will be featured on the home page for periods.
Small Structures (Click on Award to see Article)
Glazing and Facades
Design and Construction Collaboration
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
To Provide weather protection for patrons of the golf club with a lightweight, nautical architectural feel but engineered strong enough to handle the extreme coastal weather conditions.
RGC - The site is a Golf club that has been looking for ways to increase revenue for more financial security. The club was looking for help to modernise the look of the club to increase patron numbers and hire capabilities. They were looking for a creative and unique design to draw patrons to the outside dining area of the venue that had amazing views. They also wanted a structure that would not get damaged by flying golf balls and draw the eye out to the view. A tension membrane structure was the perfect solution for this application.
APPLICATION OF PROJECT:
Innovative architectural alternative to Safety Hoarding for the construction industry
The Dual-Skin Safety Netting Structure made from tensioned fabric is changing the way the construction Industry looks at traditional hoarding and safety nets.
Using architectural fabrics and tension membrane engineering outside the square to provide aesthetic cost saving safety control measures.
By providing a safety net structure that could protect the public from the works above saved the client almost 1 million in overtime costs when they would usually be working a night. This solution provided the client the ability to work during the day without closing down the area with the exclusion zones. Prior to the solution, the client could only do these works at nighttime as this project is in one of the largest high-rise buildings in the Sydney CBD.