14 - 17 May 2019

    Techtextil provides an overview of the latest developments in the industry. An extensive supporting programme provides additional technical inspiration and opportunities for discussions.


  • TensiNet Symposium 2019 “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovations in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures”

    3 - 5 June 2019

    The 6th International TensiNet Symposium “Softening the Habitats: Sustainable Innovations in Minimal Mass Structures and Lightweight Architectures” will take place from the 3th to the 5th of June 2019 at Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy.

    The 2019 TensiNet Symposium (TS19) is organized and hosted by the TensiNet Association and in particular by Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi) and Textile Hub, which is an interdepartmental research laboratory on textiles and polymers at PoliMi.

    The 2019 TensiNet edition will open a twofold reflection - by means of both the conference (TS19Conf) and exhibition (TS19Exhib)- on current innovations, trends and strategies in the field of lightweight membrane structures and mainly on the future of those technologies, which the TensiNet Association is interested in: tensile and pneumatic structures, textile architecture, membranes and foils, ultra-lightweight constructions and structural skins.

    The main topic are Soft Structures, Softening the Environment & Soft Skins.


  • ICSA2019 - The 4th International Conference on Structures and Architecture

    24 - 26 July 2019

    The aim of ICSA2019 is to present research and developments on the merging of architecture and structural engineering and is intended for an audience of researchers and practitioners world-wide with a background in architecture and in structural engineering.

    This is the world's leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture. The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields.

    The conference will facilitate the meeting of international participants interested in the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of designing and building infrastructures in which the structural and architectonic values are consciously combined and the contribution of each other is mutually enhanced.

    It includes architects, structural and construction engineers, builders and building consultants, construction industry persons, academics, researchers, students, product manufacturers, material suppliers, project managers and contract administrators, asset managers, government authorities of infrastructure development and others.



  • Form and Force 2019 - Joint International conference IASS Symposium 2019 & Structural Membranes 2019

    7 - 10 October 2019

    FORM and FORCE 2019 incorporates the IASS 60th Anniversary Symposium (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2019) and the 9th Int. Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2019)

    Theme and Topics: The theme of the 2019 Symposium will be Form and force. In this symposium we aim to connect academia, companies by organizing an exposition during the symposium. Academics and companies are invited to design, build and expose innovative structures. The challenge that the organizers set is to present step-changing new concepts that will lead to a better, innovative world and a better build environment. Special attention will be given to design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of shell and spatial structures as well as the potential impact that digital technology and BIM can have and has on the built environment and how we can improve our built environment with this technology.

    Previous Conferences: The IASS symposia has rotated around the world since the 1960s. Previous conference venues have been Brazil (2013), Seoul (2012), London (2011), Shanghai (2010), Hamburg2017 and Boston (2018). The structural membranes symposia were located in Barcelona, Stuttgart and Munich.

    Visitors Profile: Visitors come from all over the world from a variety of sectors: Art, Architecture, Engineering (Civil and Structural) and Construction. We have attendees from companies, government and academia. Our regular conference visitors include executive level management from large architecture, engineering and construction firms involved in key projects all over the world: stadia, tall and large buildings, bridges, infrastructure and other large projects. We pay special attention to a maximum synergy between companies and academics with a special focus to developers, building installations advisors and contractors, building owners, etc.

    Exposition and Design Contest: Before and during the symposium an exposition will be on display which will include the best entries of an international design contest. This exposition will feature objects from the domain of membrane, shell and spatial structures. The contest is open for everybody. This contest is organized by WG21 in close cooperation with the symposium organizers. More information can be found on the website of WG21: http://www.manufacturingmaterials.org