• TENSILE intense at IMS

    16 - 24 September 2017

    AIM of the program

    It is observed that there is a great demand for membrane and lightweight structures in its different forms since it can be used for covering huge open spaces with minimal intervention and minimal construction time. Especially in tropical and sun-drenched countries the market is growing rapidly. The technologies of textile building have been advanced and developed enough to be used as important building material in construction all over the world. But only a few experienced people and companies are able to finally implement these challenging projects.

    The Tensile intense program is created to impart a concentrated overview and universal understanding for the entire process of textile building, starting with the design, following the steps of analysis, detailing, dimensioning, calculating and ending with the erection of a membrane and lightweight structure.

    The certificate is an introductory part of the international certificate study program as well as the master program in Membrane Structures to which it can be extended at the Anhalt University.


  • pre-symposium activities IASS - Workshops & Master classes

    20 - 24 September 2017

    The IASS 2017 committee invites professionals, PhD-candidates and students to participate at Pre-Workshops and Master Classes taking place between September 20th-24th, 2017, at HCU Hamburg (three to five days before the IASS conference).

    Workshops and Master Classes will explore the role, design and critical reflection of computational design methods, design tool environments and fabrication techniques with special focus on simulation of complex geometries and structural systems. Master Classes (MC) address specialists and aim at the exchange of knowledge on an advanced level. In Workshops (WS) experience will be gained together and exchanged.

    Both formats – MC and WS – explore specific structural types, the interlinking of material systems, as well as fabrication methods. The means are hands-on knowledge and tool-sharing. The approach can be based on software or hardware, creating digital and | or physical design studies and | or prototypes.

    The results will be presented as part of a warm-up event on Sunday evening prior to the conference. We anticipate the Workshops will include 10 to 20 participants from industry, research as well as architectural and engineering study programs. Master Classes should include 8 to 15 participants from academia and industry.


  • International symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures IASS 2017: “INTERFACES: ARCHITECTURE . ENGINEERING . SCIENCE”

    25 - 28 September 2017


  • 12th International Conference on Building Envelopes of the Future

    2 - 3 October 2017

    The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers and the building industry to reduce energy consumption of buildings. The annual international conference attracts 600 participants from over fifty countries. The Conference will be held at the Congress Center Kursaal in Bern, Switzerland, 2-3 October 2017.

    The conference will be held in English and German languages.


  • VIII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures - STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2017

    9 - 11 October 2017

    VIII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures Structural Membranes 2017



  • Final COST-Action TU 1303 Novel Structural Skins meeting at VUB

    17 October 2017


  • Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2017

    30 November - 1 December 2017

    Aachen, Dresden and Denkendorf, together, are forming the 'textile triangle' of the future

    Boasting over 600 participants most recently, this conference counts as one of the most important textile conferences in Europe. Starting in 2016, the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research, Denkendorf (DITF) are now also a co-organizer. Thus, the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference will take place on a yearly alternating basis at one of the three sites. Parallel to the International Textile Conference, the organizers respectively launch the German Textile Colloquium as a national equivalent with changing special themes in the spring.


  • International workshop Textile Roofs 2018

    15 - 17 May 2018