Textile Roofs 20233 - 5 May 2023
TheTextile Roofs workshops are concerned with the design of architectural membrane roof structures. For most people such roofs are typified by world famous sports stadia and temporary exposition structures. Although prestigious buildings of this type continue to utilise tensile roofing systems, the scope of application has widened considerably over the past decade. Today tensile roofs are routinely used in shopping centres, corporate headquarters, leisure centres, zoos, schools and even factories. With a combination of visually dramatic curvilinear form, and economic efficiency, such architectural solutions represent an attractive option for many situations.
The textile roof industry continues to grow world-wide. In order to encourage this development, workshops on the Design and Realisation of Textile Roofs have been held in for more than 20 years. Due to their practical emphasis and unique format, these events have proven increasingly popular.
The participants of the previous events have come from a wide range of backgrounds ranging from established experts to novice students. This rich-mix appears to form part of the popularity of the workshops.
The main objectives of this workshop are to provide fundamental information, as well as presenting the state-of-the-art in textile roof engineering. Above all, the workshop aims to provide practical answers to real-world questions.
Scientific Supervision: Prof Rosemarie Wagner (KIT)
TensiNet Symposium 2023 at Nantes Université7 - 9 June 2023
The TensiNet Symposium 2023 "Membrane architecture: the seventh established building material. Designing reliable and sustainable structures for the urban environment" will be held at Nantes Université (France) from 7th till 9th June 2023.The 3 main topics are:
Structural membrane: contemporary, innovative, adaptive daring and impactful solutions In Jules Verne's hometown, with its focus on innovation and futuristic issues, membrane architecture can provide answers to current problems, especially for ever denser cities and for a world that is always on the move.
Tensioned membrane structures: the seventh building material Recent advances in the design of membrane structures, development of a Eurocode dedicated to structural membranes: the word membrane must now be part of the daily vocabulary of architects, designers and decision-makers, and the specificities of membrane design must be part of the knowledge of all structural engineers.
Structural membrane: an answer to issues of the 21st century Lightweight design, well-being, environmental impact, energy and acoustic performance, life cycle of materials and structures, end of life of membrane structures: these keywords are part of the current and future construction challenges and are an important message for the younger generations.
ITMA 20238 - 14 June 2023
Transforming the World of Textiles
Owned by CEMATEX, ITMA is the place where the industry converges every four years to showcase the latest textile and garment processing technologies, machinery and materials, promote collaborations and forge partnerships.
STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 20232 - 4 October 2023
The XI edition of the conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2023) will be organised on 02-04 October 2023 in Valencia. The previous conferences of these series were held in Barcelona (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019, in conjunction with the conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the International Association for Shell and Space Structures (IASS)), Stuttgart (2005, 2009) and Munich (2013, 2017). The last edition of the Structural Membranes conference as virtual event on September 13-14, 2021.
The objectives of Structural Membranes 2023 are to collect and disseminate state-of-the-art research and technology for design, analysis, construction and maintenance of textile and inflatable structures. The conference will address both the theoretical bases for structural analysis and the numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust computer implementation. A significant part of the conference will be devoted to discuss advances in new textile composites for applications in membrane and inflatable structures in the building and construction sectors, as well as in innovative design, construction and maintenance procedures.
Structural Membranes 2023 aims to be a forum for discussing recent progress and identifying future research directions in the field of textile composites and inflatable structures.