[ Full Symposium Programme ]

The TensiNet - COST Action TU1303 Symposium 2016 was hosted by Newcastle University and was organised by the TensiNet association COST Action TU1303 Novel Structural Skins and Newcastle University, chaired by Professor Peter Gosling and organised by the Professional Development Unit (School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences).

The Symposium was hosted on the University's city centre campus at the Great North Museum: Hancock. Delegates also had an opportunity to visit the University's new building on the Science Central site, The Key, the University's new fabric structure working space.

There were half day sessions for each of the main topics, with an open event afternoon and evening on Built Projects. Each session had keynote speakers and the presentation of papers relating to the session topic:

New applications of structural skins and new concepts

  • Jan Knippers: Institut für Tragkonstruktionen und Konstruktives Entwerfen, University of Stuttgart
    • Fibres Rethought - Towards Novel Constructional Articulation [abstract]

Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis of structural skins

Building physics and energy performance of structural skins

Materials and analysis

From material to structure and limit states: codes and standardization

Built Projects: Open Session