17 - 19 May 2018


    It is the first IMS Symposium in the US and will take place from May 17 to May, 19, 2018 at the prestigious School of Architecture at the University of Miami.
    The Symposium is a didactic and academic event which, in the short period of just three days, will count on the experience of great professionals who will give master lectures on Tensile Architecture. At the same time, it will be a unique opportunity to interact and to meet a large number of professionals, students and craftsmen currently involved in the industry and the world of Membrane or Tensile Structures. Consequently, this offers a special chance to meet one another both on a personal and on a company level and this way improve our professional and commercial relationship within the industry.

    Topic: The planning, design, and increasingly frequent inclusion of high‐tech membrane structures within the modern architecture. Likewise, the rising importance and popularity of this global industry.


  • Textile Roofs 2018

    24 - 26 May 2018

    After many years of holding the event in Berlin, for the first time Textile Roofs will go to Russia. Between May 24th and 26th this year the 23rd edition of the “International Workshop on the Design and Practical Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures” will take place in Moscow, RUSSIA.

    The rising interest in membrane architecture in Russia, a developing market in this field, as well as future plans in modern city views, make Moscow be a desired destination for the next edition of Textile Roofs. Together with our partners we will welcome the international community of Membrane Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy). The event is hosted by Prof. Vladimir Ermolov (CEO & Founder of Verteco Co. Ltd.) and will have the same structure as in the previous years. Presentations in the mornings, followed by various workshop activities in the afternoons will guide you through the whole process of making architectural membrane structures real. Starting from the basic idea up to the final mantling, every single manufacturing step will be explained and discussed.


  • IASS 2018 _ Creativity in Structural Design

    16 - 20 July 2018

    In July 2018, the annual Symposium of the IASS – International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures – will take place in Boston, an American hub of academics and innovation. Hosted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the symposium aims to bring together leading designers and researchers working in the fields of structural engineering and architecture from around the world.

    The symposium theme, Creativity in Structural Design, celebrates work in the built environment that pushes beyond the status quo and synthesizes across disciplines to solve important problems of today and the future. Empowered by recent advances in computation, materials, and fabrication, creative structural design is expanding possibilities for shell and spatial structures.

    IASS 2018 Boston will take place from July 16 to July 20 on the campus of MIT, with the iconic shell structure of Kresge Auditorium as the principal venue.



    12 - 14 September 2018

    The Seventh Latin American Symposium of Tensile Structures will be held from 12th until 14th September 2018.



  • 3rd Georgian International Conference on "Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas"

    19 - 21 September 2018


  • International Conference on Advanced Building Skins

    1 - 2 October 2018

    International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry

    The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce the energy consumption of buildings. By fostering a lively exchange between these groups, this conference will shed light on the significance of the building skin, with a view to putting scientific know-how into practice.

    We are inviting you to present a paper on a topic falling within the scope of the conference, and to submit a proposal by 15 February, 2018. Below are the topics which will be covered in our Conference 2018.


  • Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2018 _ Turning Fibers into Value

    29 - 30 October 2018

    Aachen, Dresden and Denkendorf, together, are forming the 'textile triangle' of the future

    Boasting over 600 participants most recently, this conference counts as one of the most important textile conferences in Europe. Starting in 2016, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research, Denkendorf (DITF) are now also a co-organizer. Thus, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference will take place on a yearly alternating basis at one of the three sites. Parallel to the International Textile Conference, the organizers respectively launch the German Textile Colloquium as a national equivalent with changing special themes in the spring.