• POSTPONED _ IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020 - Inspiring the next generation

    24 - 28 August 2020

    The conference, originally scheduled for 2020, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Inspiring the next generation incorporates:

    the IASS Annual Symposium (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2020/21) and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures (SPATIAL STRUCTURES 2020/21)  will be organised at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on 23-27 August 2021.


  • CANCELLED _ 5. Essener Membranbau Symposium

    25 September 2020

    Edition 2020 has been cancelled. The next Essener Membranbau Symposium will be held in 2022.


    Thematic booklet on membrane construction Due to a cooperation with the Ernst & Sohn Verlag, some of the planned symposium contributions will be published in Stahlbau, issue 8/2020, in the form of a thematic booklet on membrane construction. This issue will soon be published on the publisher's website www.ernst-und-sohn.de/stahlbau. The issue will be freely available online.




    30 September - 2 October 2020

    Due to the current situation that the world is experiencing and at this moment in particular Argentina, where the president of the nation has decreed a preventive and compulsory social isolation, uncertainties arise regarding the development of the VIII Latin American Tenstructures Symposium on the established date.
    Anyway for now, we have decided to postpone the deadlines set, both for the student contest, the presentation of papers, and registration.
    We recall that on our website you can find the rules of the contest, the guidelines for abstracts and papers and the inscriptions.
    In the coming weeks we will be communicating more news.


    The VIII Latin American Symposium of tensile structures aims to cover topics related to the design, project, environmental aspects, calculation, engineering, manufacture and specific assembly of the technology we are involved.

    Will be presented:

    • Main conferences by leading actors of this technology in the world, both professional and educational Presentations open to researchers, professionals, teachers and students
    • Introduction speeches from providers and developers of supplies and technology
    • Students contest to stimulate the teaching development
    • Workshops of design, calculation and manufacture's softwares
    • Meeting of the Latinamerican network of tensile structures

    Other activities, such as visits to building site and construction, will also be organized!


  • Textile Roofs 2020

    8 - 10 October 2020

    This 25th Anniversary Edition of Textile Roofs again aims to facilitate an intense dialogue on emerging topics in the field of textile architecture and gather an international expert community, who is able to drive the progress: politicians, businessmen, scientists and industrial representatives.

    25 years of Textile Roofs seems to be more than a reason to celebrate together the worldwidely longest lasting series of events, that was initiated by our friend and visionary Prof. Lothar Gründig in 1995.

    We will make this edition a very special one, with a lot of funny stories, memories, with meeting the outstanding minds of the TR history, with amazing new developements and a lot of special aganda items.

    More info on www.textile-roofs.com


  • International Conference on Advanced Building Skins

    26 - 27 October 2020

    The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to achieve a multi-disciplinary, integrated planning approach with architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers and the building industry to reduce energy consumption of buildings.



    4 - 7 May 2021