- Current Financial Company Members of LSAA have their company profile listed on the LSAA website and can submit news, awards and other articles for publication on the website.
- Discounted fees apply for Conferences, Seminars and Design Award Entries.
- We have a passion for realizing excellence in producing world class lightweight structures.
- Members are engaged in the design, fabrication, erection of lightweight structures and are well supported by material suppliers of fabrics, fittings and cables.
Members with complete service
Members with predominantly Design
Members with Software and Consulting Service
Members with predominantly Design,
Members who are predominantly suppliers
Our Member Profiles are listed below in random order and here are a few examples of the work our members do:
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.
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 )
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
- Bondi Pavillion (2018)
- Hyper Coaster Queueing Canopies (2018)
- Marrara Tennis Centre (2018)
- Playford Bowls Club Triple Bowls Green Cover (2018)
- Inglis Selling Centre Warwick Farm Racecourse (2018)
- RNA Brisbane Large Animal Pavillion (2018)
- Perth Stadium Tensile Membrane Roof (2018)
- D'Arenberg Winnery Cube Umbrellas (2018)
- Perth Stadium Arbour Walk (2018)
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 2018 Conference and Awards
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 Lightweight Structures Association Australasia.
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
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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Innova International Pty Ltd
For nearly 3 decades Innova International (Innova) has led the Australian market in the specification and delivery of high quality and technically superior engineered textiles.
Innova has now expanded upon this proud history by bringing to the Australian region leading-edge tensile and architectural textiles from Verseidag Gmbh.
Since our inception we have 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 partner, highly trusted by regional customers seeking a well thought out and innovative solution for their projects.
Innova 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.
Innova / Verseidag is a Silver Sponsor for the LSAA 2018 Conference and Design Awards
Sail Structures was formed in 1988 in conjunction with Port Douglas Sailmakers and initially manufactured high quality yacht sails. Using our Sailmaking experience we began to manufacture tensioned fabric membranes for architectural use when the industry was in its infancy.
Being one of only a handful of suppliers in the country with the skills to fabricate these speciality products in the early 90s we quickly gained a reputation within our industry for our ability to supply these first class structures in a quality second to none.
As the industry rapidly expanded over the next 20 years we lead the way by constantly researching and developing our products. Using the latest technology available such as CAD Software specialised high quality fabrics and hardware, modern patenting systems and outstanding staff we now specialise solely in the high end architectural membrane market.
The results speak for themselves – we are recognised as the market leader in North Queensland supplying basically every high profile project in the region. Many of these have gone on to be judged award winners in State, National and International Awards. We are recognised as the only award winner to manufacture and install shade sails in Cairns. We are also the only fully qualified sailmakers that manufacture and install shade sails in Cairns.
We manufacture all our tensioned membranes and shade sails using the latest cutting edge technology from a modern purpose built sail loft and now service clients through Queensland as well as interstate and overseas.
Mob: 0419 595 134
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.
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
Articles / Projects on this website:
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.
Articles on this website:
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 Tensile Architecture is a Gold Sponsor for the LSAA 2018 Conference and Design 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
- Ryde Shopping Centre Travelator Canopy (2018)
- Sumartran Tiger Adventure (2018)
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.
Expertise: 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.
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
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
- Monash University Library Shade House (2018)
- Somewhere Other – Venice Biennale Structure (2018)
- Federation Square Stage Canopy (2018)
- Jakarta Velodrome Façade (2018)
- Ryde Shopping Centre Travelator Canopy (2018)
- Sumartran Tiger Adventure (2018)
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 the LSAA 2018 Design Awards / Dinner Sponsor
Links to articles on this website:
- Material supplied for Project: 60 Margaret Street, Sydney
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
- Carousel Shade Structures (2018)
- Yeppooon Shade Structures (2018)
- Scarborough Foreshore Structures (2018)
- Macquarie University Campus Common (2018)
- Home of the Arts Outdoor Stage (2018)
- Westfield Chermside Redevelopment (2018)
- Oran Park Library (2018)