• TensiNet WG5 eurocode - meeting

    26 September 2019


  • 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



    8 October 2019


  • Nonwovens Innovation Academy 2019

    16 - 17 October 2019

    The Nonwovens Innovation Academy (NIA), hosted by the Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF), brings together an interdisciplinary mix of academics, students, scientists, engineers and industry experts, to encourage the development of technical understanding and research to support innovation and growth in the nonwovens and related industries.


  • International Conference on Advanced Building Skins

    28 - 29 October 2019

    The leading event on building envelopes in Europe is offering high-calibre presentations and productive networking in the building industry.

    The Japanese architect and Pritzker laureate Shigeru Ban will be our keynote speaker. In a total of 24 sessions over 170 speakers are giving presentations.

    The topics of this year’s conference include:

    Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication

    BIM - Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling

    Double Skin and Cavity Façades

    Dynamic Glazing for Sustainable Building Skins

    Integrating Solar Technologies into the Building Skin

    Thermal Energy from the Building Skin

    Biomimetics for the Building Envelope

    New Forms of Concrete for the Building Envelope



    28 - 29 November 2019

    The organizers of ADD-ITC are happy to once again invite you to an inspiring program, for the first time comprised of four parallel sections with a special focus on industrial topics and top-class national and international contributors from industry and research. Hence, we aim at further establishing this conference as most important meeting ground for exchange between executive management, experts & young professionals from industry and science.

    With this year‘s partner country Great Britain, we once more offer you a platform to explore opportunities for research co-operations and networks outside of Germany.

    The conference topics are:

    • Current developments and products & market strategies & trends
    • Best Practices: „Transfer – from idea to practice“
    • Technical textiles: protective & functional textiles and textile membranes
    • New markets: fiber-reinforced materials & composites
    • Innovative materials: polymer materials and functionalization

    The preliminary program is available: http://www.aachen-dresden-denkendorf.de/en/itc/programm/programm/