It is confirmed that the LSAA 2020 Conference and Design Awards will be held in Melbourne at Swinburne from September 17-18 2020.
Theme: Re - NEW, Re - IMAGINE, Re - CREATE - click for more details.
See this link for a description of the Swinburne main campus at Hawthorn. Venue will be at the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.
It is anticipated that further details about the Conference Dates, Venue, Theme, Sponsorship Packages, Bookings and Keynote Speakers will become available or confirmed in October / November 2019.
We are also holding a pre-conference Workshop dealing with Membrane Structures on the day before the Conference. This workshop will be in conjuction with The Specialised Textiles Association (STA - see https://specialisedtextiles.com.au/ )
There is a separate page 2020 Conference on the website where more details of the event will be placed.
LSAA has a Facebook Page which you are encouraged to "like" and contribute posts about projects and other items of news for our industry. There is also a newish page on the LSAA website where links to posts, videos and articles are listed.
An updated Second edition of AS 4174:2018 "Knitted and woven shade fabrics" has been released.
It replaces the first edition published in 1994.
The main contents are:
Section 1 Scope and General
Section 2 Horticultural Shade Protection Fabrics
Section 3 Human Shade Protection Fabrics
Appendices - 6 Appendices
[Update August 2019: There has been an Amendment No 1 issued with some revised wording and typo corrections]
Following several major building fires around the world there has been a reaction in Australia to introduce restrictions into various regulations that will affect the fabric segment of our industry.
The LSAA is taking a lead role in the formation of a task force to address these changes.
Several of the changes brought on by perhaps ill-informed wording could have a serious impact on the use of fabric in structures.
A fact finding exercise is being planned for 2018-19 followed by steps to have our industry have a voice before future changes are introduced to the NCC.