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LSAA Members Contribute to SPECTEX24 Business Sessions

Business Sessions Topics presented by industry experts

Peter Lim LSAA President
Peter Lim is a Director of Tensys and working in the field of lightweight structures and space frames for the past 25 years. His expertise and experience is not only in design but also project management, execution and delivery of these unique complex geometric structures internationally.

Tom Westcott Company Founder of Alfresco Shade
Topic: Use software to make your business grow
How essential is it in today’s competitive market to use software to make your business grow? Tom will share how Alfresco Shade’s use of Cloud Based Software which evolved during the pandemic, and has allowed to grow and communicate.

Martin Eddleston, Director of Sales at MakMax Australia
Topic: Effective Shading
Martin is a design leader whose specialist knowledge in manufacturing and installation ensures MakMax's architectural solutions are designed with buildability at their core. He will be speaking to us about using HTL, Opaque, shade factors comparison, fabric UV factors, and shade coverage.

Rafael Guedez, Group Design Manager at Fabritecture
Topic: Project case study – Tensile Architecture
Rafael's remarkable design management skills shine through in successfully delivering key projects. He will present to us a completely cost transparent project to emphasise the small cost comparison of the fabric component to promote quality fabric over price motivations.

Aldo Hengevela and Jorge Idrobo Cuaran, both from D&R Group
Topic: Fabrication efficiency
They will share with us their key tips to utilising fabric width and reducing waste, as well as understanding acceptable fabric faults, increasing roll yield and much more.

Fiona McDonald, Product Technologist at AWTA Product Testing
Topic: Accelerated Weathering
Fiona is a senior textile technologist with over 30 years’ experience in textile and product material testing. She is a NATA technical auditor and is a member of Standards Australia Technical Committees in the textile field. Fiona will present an introduction to laboratory based accelerated weathering techniques on textiles and hardware for the Australian climate

Panel Discussion: Andrew Nasarczyk - Gale Pacific, Greg Goldblat - Serge Ferrari,  Dwayne Rickard - Mehler Texnologies, Damien Digbey - TexBack.
Topic: Sustainability - Environmental management for fabric manufacturing. Initiatives taking place by fabric manufacturers.
Panel discussion focusing on advancements in the production process of sustainable products.

This Business session is supported by LSAA
LSAA only 180w