The aim of the WG18 is to support the development of assessment methodologies, design strategies, and construction techniques to reduce the environmental footprint of shell and spatial structures. Three directions of development are identified.
BackgroundThe IASS Working Group 18 on Life-Cycle Design and Assessment of Shell and Spatial Structures was formed in 1999 with the initial name Environmentally Compatible Structures (ECS). The initial task of the Working Group was to develop a systematic approach to the methods and theory that would assist in the design, execution and operation of environmentally compatible structures (ECS) as well as in their understanding. Under the impetus of Prof. Ludevit Végh, the Working Group organized seven international seminars with published Proceedings on problems of ECS between 1999 and 2009. A second phase of activities pushed by Dr. Petr Végh led to three other seminars as well as the publication of a monograph (Fundamentals of the Theory of ECS, by L.Végh, LAP Lambert, 2010) and a textbook (Concept of the Theory of ECS, edited by L.Végh and P.Végh, 2011). In 2018, the working group suggested to change its name to Life-Cycle Design and Assessment of Shell and Spatial Structures, in an effort to update its mission towards rising environmental challenges.
Preparation of the joint IASS WG 18 + Tensinet WG Sustainability and Comfort session, named Softening the environment, in the 6th Tensinet Symposium organized by Tensinet Association and helped at Polytechnic of Milan, as host Institution.
The Working Group welcomes new members who have an interest in the mission and objectives of the group; those IASS members interested should please contact one of the Chairs of the Working Group (Find e-mail addresses in the IASS Directory by logging in):
The full list of current members of the WG may be found in the members-only part of the webpage, link below.