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Stuctural Membranes 2017, Munich

The conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures will take place from October 9 -11, 2017. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 AMA organizes an informal meeting open to all members and interested parties.

the meeting will take place shortly after the TensiNet Partner meeting around 8 pm.

published September 14, 2017

AMA Members Meeting in Fulda, Germany

This year's Members Meeting will take place in Fulda on September 12th, 2017, 11:00 am. All members are invited. This event is open to all interested parties and we cordially invite them to get a deeper insight into our activities. For further information please contact us.

published May 20th, 2017

Hiraoka joins AMA

HIRAOKA & CO. LTD. is the leading Japanese manufacturer of polymer coated fabrics.  Established in 1902 Hiraoka has a 112 year history of producing high quality materials with specialty coatings such as Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyurethane and Polyethylene.

We warmly welcome Hiraoka and look forward to a lively exchange and a good cooperation!

published April 5th, 2017

Tensile intense at IMS in Dessau 

The training course on membrane structures "Tensile intense" will take place in Dessau from September 16th, 2017  to September 24th, 2017. More information below.

TENSILE intense at IMS

From Saturday 16 September 2017 -  08:00am
To Sunday 24 September 2017 - 05:00pm

AIM of the program

It is observed that there is a great demand for membrane and lightweight structures in its different forms since it can be used for covering huge open spaces with minimal intervention and minimal construction time. Especially in tropical and sun-drenched countries the market is growing rapidly. The technologies of textile building have been advanced and developed enough to be used as important building material in construction all over the world. But only a few experienced people and companies are able to finally implement these challenging projects.

The Tensile intense program is created to impart a concentrated overview and universal understanding for the entire process of textile building, starting with the design, following the steps of analysis, detailing, dimensioning, calculating and ending with the erection of a membrane and lightweight structure.

The certificate is an introductory part of the international certificate study program as well as the master program in Membrane Structures to which it can be extended at the Anhalt University.

Location IMS e.V. Archineer® Institutes Dessau-Rosslau, Germany


Contact heike.kleine@ims-institute.org

published June 28th, 2017




News Archive

New AMA Logo

The winner of the design competition for the AMA Logo was choosen by all members: It is the design created by Mr. Christof Löning, Hoch Zwei Gmbh, Rosenheim, Germany. We would like to thank Christof Löning for his fantastic work and are glad to have received such a distinctive and strong signet for our association.

December 1st, 2016

Temme Obermeier joins AMA

Temme Obermeier GmbH, located in the Rosenheim area in Germany, is expert for tensile and membrane architecture with over 20 years of experience encompassing building facades, roofs, trade fair stands and stadia.

We are pleased to welcome Temme Obermeier as a new AMA member and look forward to a successful and happy cooperation.

published September 30th, 2016

First AMA Member Meeting in Dessau 

The first Member Meeting will take place in Dessau, Germany at the University of Applied Science, Seminarplatz 2a. All AMA Members as well as all interested parties are invited to join the event.

September 20st, 2016


Velabran GmbH, located in Munich, Germany, offer a wide range of know-how in the field of textile building constructions, ETFE foil cushions and pneumatic assisted constructions. Velabran is an owner-managed company established 2005.

We are pleased to welcome VELABRAN as a new AMA member and look forward to a successful and happy cooperation.

September 1st, 2016

AMA registered

Architectural Membrane Association e.V. has officially been registered by the local court Stendal, Germany with the number VR 4548

June 2nd, 2016

AMA founded in Dessau

The Architectural Membrane Association (AMA) was founded on 15th of March 2016 in Dessau by the following seven companies:


Carpatec, Spain
Carpro, Belgium
CENO Membrane Technology GmbH, Germany
Low and Bonar GmbH, Germany
PFEIFER Seil- und Hebetechnik GmbH, Germany
Taiyo Europe GmbH, Germany
VALMIERA GLASS UK Ltd., United Kingdom
VELABRAN GmbH, Germany

March 15th, 2016