• TECHTEXTIL STUDENT COMPETITION 2015

    7 May 2015

    Techtextil student competition 2015

    The 13th student competition “Textile Structures for New Building 2015” took place this year. The event, which is held every two years, was organised within the framework of Techtextil 2015 by the trade fair and sponsored by the international association TensiNet. This competition, which has become established and popular in professional circles, received many entries both from countries inside and also outside the EU.

     

    Special Grant for the 13th Student Competition “Textile Structures for New Building” 2015

    http://www.tensinet.com/files/Techtextil_Competitions/TechTextil_competition_2015_EN.pdf

     

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  • NEW CALL ROUND ROBIN III

    22 April 2015

    ROUND ROBIN EXERCISE 3:

    COLLATING WIND TUNNEL DATA FOR THE BASIC

    SHAPES OF TENSIONED SURFACE STRUCTURES

    http://www.tensinet.com/files/General_information/NEW_CALL_ROUND_ROBIN_III-1.pdf

    The third Round Robin Exercise is launched by the TensiNet Working Group Specifications and WG5

    of the COST Action TU1303 Novel Structural skins and aims at collating wind tunnel data for the

    basic shapes of tensioned surface structures.

    Return your results by by emailing to jimmy.colliers@vub.ac.be.

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  • Vacancy at The Nomad Concept

  • TensiNewsflash December 2014

  • Vacancy at Buro Happold for a Specialist Engineer

  • Order the TensiNet Publications: Design recommendations for ETFE foils / proceeding

    24 July 2013

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  • CALL for Participants for TensiNet Working Group on Life Cycle Assessment

    23 April 2012


    Following an initiative of Prof. Jan Cremers from Hightex, a new working group has been founded which will focus on the subject of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The aim of this group is to review the current status on materials and typical membrane structures with regard to LCA issues. As building certification becomes more and more standard this subject will also touch our part of the building sector. The status reached so far is very heterogeneous and inconsistent for the typical materials we use. On the level of structure types, there is hardly any information available so far. The LCA Working Group will identify and describe steps that could be taken within the TensiNet association to achieve a coherent data base to work with. It should also be as open and transparent as possible to gain a maximum of credibility. The idea is to present a kind of road map how to proceed at the next meeting.

    During the setup in Barcelona (November 2011) and afterwards, there was great interest to cooperate in this working group from different sides. But of course we invite still others to join in. If you are interested, please send an email to Jan Cremers from Hightex: jan.cremers@hightexworld.com.

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  • CALL for Participants for TensiNet Working Group on Pneumatic Structures

    23 August 2011

    Pneumatic Structures are increasingly being considered for a variety of applications in the built environment, from stadium roofs to bridges, and from permanent structures to deployable enclosures. The design, analysis and specification of these structures is often treated differently by different consultants in different countries, with occasional reliance upon qualitative and empirical experience, or applications from other industries.

     

    TensiNet is launching a working group on Pneumatic Structures to consolidate the current best practise in this specialist field. It is envisaged that this working group will focus on analysis techniques, design processes, applicable standards and technical references, materiality options, and construction practicalities. Reference will be made to the existing working groups on ETFE and Analysis & Materials without duplicating their findings, of course.

     

    The aims, scope and membership of the working group will be discussed at the start-up meeting to follow after the Annual General Meeting of TensiNet in Barcelona on 4th October 2011. Any interested parties who would like to participate should contact the leader of the working group, Matthew Birchall, at matthew.birchall@burohappold.com

     

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  • Spanish edition European Design Guide for Tensile Surface Structures

    24 November 2009

     

    Arquitectura Textil

    Guía Europea de Diseño de las Estructuras Superficiales Tensadas

    http://www.tensinet.com/files/Reviewed_books/20091113_Arquitectura_Textil.pdf

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  • Interview Javier Tejera BAT SPAIN on TV

    3 April 2008
    It is important that we all promote tensile architecture and light weight construction, also on TV.

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