The Annual International Symposium on Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS 2015) takes place in Amsterdam this week. Mick Eekhout will give four lectures and is one of the keynote speakers.2015_08_17 IASS 2015 2

The IASS (International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures)  has as its goal the achievement of further progress through an interchange of ideas among all those interested in lightweight structural systems such as lattice, tension, membrane, and shell structures.

The theme of the symposium is ‘Future Visions’ and the organisers are looking to connect academic, companies and government to discuss visions for the future, future visions and novel concepts and ideas. The challenge that the organisers set is to present step-changing new concepts that will lead to a better world and a better built environment. Special attention will be given to design, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of shell and spatial structures as well as the potential impact that digital technology can have and has on the built environment and how we can improve our built environment with this technology.

The symposium is organized by the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and the Royal Netherlands Society for Engineers (KIVI) and takes place on the waterfront of the IJ River at ‘Het Muziekgebouw’ from the 17th until the 20th of August.