• 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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  • Interested to become a TensiNet Member?

    28 March 2008

    Interested in becoming a TensiNet member?

    Please look at the membership fees

    http://www.tensinet.com/files/General_information/TensiNet_Membership_Fees_2015-1.pdf

    You can register on-line. If you have questions please contact Evi Corne (evi.corne@vub.ac.be)

    New members receive a free copy of the "European Design Guide for Surface Tensile Structures".

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  • TensiNet Working Group "Specifications"

    27 December 2007
    The national or European standards specify which loads have to be applied and how they have to be applied for roofings.

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  • New TensiNet members receive the Design Guide for Free

    27 December 2007
    New TensiNet Members receive the European Design Guide for Tensile Surface Structures for free. To become a member please register here

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  • Members of tensinet

    27 December 2007

    There are different levels of engagement as well as benefits related to the type of membership. Quite a few of the current Partner Members and Associate Partner Members participated at the initial project of the EU-funded thematic network (2001-2004).

     

    Partner Member

       Architecture and engineering offices

       Manufacturer and fabricator

       Material producer, Coater and Weaver

       Software Companies and Products

     

    Associated Partner Member  (extra mentioned) uit de databank

    Matti Orpana 

    Alessandra Zanelli

    Juan Monjo-Carrió

    Markus Balz

    Peter Gosling

    Heidrun Bögner-Balz

    Rogier Houtman

    Marijke Mollaert

    John Chilton

    ....

     

    Firm Member

    Architecture and engineering offices

    Manufacturer and fabricator

    Material producer, Coater and Weaver

    Machinery

    Steelwork and Ropes

     

    School/University Member

    Academic institutions

     

    Individual Member

    Academic institutions

    Architecture and engineering offices

    Manufacturer and fabricator

    Material producer, Coater and Weaver

    Software Companies and Products

     

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  • Members of working groups

    27 December 2007

    TensiNet has launched several Working Groups. Each Working Group focuses on a specific topic and is responsible for its operation. 

    During the Management Board meeting (twice a year) each WG leader reports about objectives and progress.  

    A good collaboration exists between the TensiNet Working Groups and the corresponding Working Groups of the COST Action TU1303 Novel Structural Skins, see http://www.novelstructuralskins.eu/ (2014-2017). 

    The Working Groups welcome additional members. If interested to contribute please contact info@tensinet.com.

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  • National representatives

    27 December 2007

    To have a local or national contact National TensiNet Representatives have been designated in 2015. The current National TensiNet Representatives are:

     Belgium

     Evi Corne

     Vrije Universiteit Brussel

     Bulgaria

     Vatyu Tanev

     University of Architecture Civil
     
    Engineering and Geodesy

     Finland

     Matti Orpana

     Tensotech

     France

     Jean-Christophe
     Thomas

     Université de Nantes

     Germany

     Katja Bernert

     Low & Bonar group

     Italy

     Alessandra Zanelli

     POLIMI

     The Netherlands

     Rogier Houtman

     Tentech

     Norway

     Matti Orpana

     Tensotech

     Poland

     Romuald
     Tarczewski

     Univ Wroclaw – Faculty of Architecture

     Spain

     Josep llorens

     UPC

     Sweden

     Matti Orpana

     Tensotech

     Turkey

     Fevzi Dansik

     FabricArt / Mimar Sinan Fine-Art
     University

     UK

     Peter Gosling

     Newcastle University

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  • Mission

    26 October 2007

    Aim

    The aim of TensiNet is to enable its members to contribute more effectively, within the scope of their activities, to   

       • Provide information and advice in the field of tensile membrane buildings; 

       • Inform about research and other technical studies necessary to support such advice; 

       • Inform about the application of research findings; 

       • Improve the quality of tensile membrane buildings; 

       • Increase the range of architectural applications;

       • Get scientific results into practice and 

       • Stimulate research initiatives.  

    Members of TensiNet subscribe a code of Good Practice, encourage and facilitate exchange of information and joint working, in order to increase the quality of tensile architecture. 

     

    Objectives

    TensiNet is an association or platform for all parties interested in tensioned membrane structures. 

    TensiNet supports teaching and training activities in the field of tensioned membrane construction. TensiNet can support a workshop organised by one of its members (by announcement, programme, mailing) and provides information about events.

    TensiNet disseminates information about ongoing research.

    TensiNet publishes the TensiNews newsletter twice a year. TensiNet organises every three year the TensiNet Symposium

    The TensiNet partners are the editors of the European Design Guide for Tensile Surface Structures. TensiNet continues to publish reference documents, Working Group publications and the proceedings of the TensiNet symposium.  

    TensiNet has launched several Working Groups. Each Working Group focuses on a specific topic and is responsible for its operation. 

    TensiNet maintains the website www.tensinet.com, containing a projects database, reference documents, research reports etc.

     

    Organisation

    The Annual General Meeting is organised once a year in autumn.

    Partners may participate in the Management Board Meetings (twice a year) and decide on organisational and strategic issues. Associate Partners are elected by the Management Board Meetings (Universities, schools or working group leaders). 

    Partners and Associate Partners have equal voting rights.

    The Executive Secretary of Tensinet is currently held by the Marijke Mollaert and Evi Corne (Vrije Universteit Brussel).

    The Management Board is elected by the Board members (with a maximum of 35 voting Board members).

    TensiNet has national representatives. They are elected during the Annual General Meeting.

    TensiNet discusses specific issues and prepares state of the art documents in the appropriate Working Groups:

       • WG analysis & materials

       • WG ETFE

       • WG FOUNDATION

       • WG LCA

       • WG Pneumatic structures

       • WG Specifications & EUROCODE

       • WG Specifications GOOD PRACTICE

     

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