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The IASS regrets to report the death of Honorary Member Avelino Samartin Quiroga in early October. He was until his retirement in 2011 a distinguished professor of structural mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and was active in the IASS starting in 1979, serving on the Executive Council for many years. He was Treasurer of the Association from 1991 to 2006. A memorial statement will appear in a future issue of the Journal of the IASS.
For IASS members, access to the PDF of the full issue is through the Publications Gateway of this website. The issue will be available soon on the Ingenta website in the usual form.
The issue consists of 5 technical papers and an announcement of the new Working Group 22 on Architectural Geometry by the co-chairs.
Also included is a memorial statement for Narendra K. Srivastava (1937-2023), a distinguished professor of structures, former Vice President of the IASS and an IASS Honorary Member.
The Working Group 22 "Architectural Geometry" was approved during the IASS EC meeting held in Melbourne on July 9, 2023 and is being organized under the leadership of co-chairs Cyril DOUTHE (France), Toby MITCHELL (USA) and Eike SCHLING (Hong Kong). The working group pages have been set up on the IASS website and are under construction by the co-chairs. IASS members interested in joining WG 22 should contact the co-chairs or the Secretariat.
At the Awards Conferral Ceremony of the 2023 Annual Symposium, the 21st Hangai Prizes were conferred to the following winners, who all later presented their papers at the symposium:
In addition to their medals and other benefits,each of the winners will receive one dues-free year of IASS membership. (This award of one-year dues-free membership accrues also to each of the non-winning entrants into the Hangai Prize competition who presented their papers at the 2023 Annual Symposium.)
At the Awards Conferral Ceremony of the 2023 Annual Symposium, the 2022 Tsuboi Awards were conferred to the following winners:
For the best Journal paper of 2022, Gabriele MIRRA, Alberto PUGNALE, “Exploring a Design Space Of Shell and Tensile Structures Generated by AI from Historical Precedents,” Journal of the IASS, Vol. 63 (2022) No. 3 September n. 213, pp. 172-188.
For the best Proceedings paper for 2022: Lasse W. RAHBEK, Carsten R. TERP, Umberto ALIBRANDI, Poul H. KIRKEGAARD, “Stock optimization of naturally curved wood logs on freeform truss structures,” Proceedings of the 2022 IASS Symposium, Beijing, China, Paper 143, Session S03.
The best Proceedings paper will be published in the December 2023 issue of the Journal of the IASS.
At the IASS Annual Symposium held in Melbourne, Australia, the following distinguished honors were formally conferred:
The last is the first award of the recently established IASS Isler Prize described at https://iass-structures.org/Isler-Prize/.
At the annual meeting of the IASS Executive Council held on 9 July 2023, the following honor was approved and announced for conferral at the 2024 Annual Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland:
IASS Honorary Membership for David M. CAMPBELL (USA)
The annual Executive Council meeting was held on Sunday, July 9, one day before the start of the 2023 Annual Symposium in Melbourne.
The Executive Council approved the results of the annual election by the membership for renewal of one third of the IASS Executive Council and seated the following for 3-year terms:
And the following former EC members were elected to the Advisory Board:
This is a special issue prepared by IASS Working Group 8: Metal Spatial Structures with guest editors Toru Takeuchi, Su-Duo Xue and Shiro Kato and consisting of a preface and 12 technical papers.
Also included is a memorial statement for Horst Berger (1928-2019), a pioneering designer of fabric tension structures and an IASS Torroja Medalist.
The IASS regrets to report the death of IASS Honorary Member N.K. Srivastava on April 21. He was an IASS member since the early 1970s, was a long-time member of the Executive Council 1990-2012, was Vice President 2003-2012, and was conferred Honorary Membership in 2014. His significant service to the Association included membership of the Editorial Committee since 1983, Scientific Chair and Organizer of the 1992 IASS Symposium in Toronto, Chair of TAC 1993-2003, and Chair of Honors & Awards 2006-2012. He was also IASS representative to SEWC and Vice President of the SEWC Board for many years.
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