icff 2012

second international conference on flexible formwork


Session Videos - Organised by Conference Session

Each presentation given at icff2012 was recorded for viewing on this website.  The video links for each available presentation can be found in the table below.

Parallel sessions were captured using ‘Panopto’ and these open in a new viewer.  Keynote and Plenary sessions were recorded with Video Cameras only and open as a video file hosted on YouTube.

Due to a technical problem recordings made on video cameras were not captured at the desired quality.  Apologies for any audio problems you may have with the videos.

Keynote Presentations

Keynote i - How flexible? Professor Mark West

Keynote ii - Smart processes, fabric formwork as a disruptive technology Professor Remo Pedreschi

Plenary Session 1

Paper 8: Form-finding and fabric forming in the work of Heinz Isler.  Professor John Chilton

Paper 35: Computational form finding for fabric formworks. Mr Diederik Veenendaal

Paper 26: Eighty-five ways to make a membrane mould. Professor Arno Pronk

Rediscovering curved concrete. Professor Mike Otlet

Paper 16: Crushedwall, Heartlands. Mr Walter Jack

Parallel Session 3.1 - Computational Methods

Paper 4: Intuitive interactive form finding of optimised fabric-cast concrete.  Dr Paul Shepherd

Paper 5: Digital Formfinding.  Professor Stephen Belton

Paper 38: Meshfree peridynamic computer modelling of concrete in three dimensions using randomly positioned particles. Dr Chris Williams

Paper 6: Sub-division surfaces in Architectural form-finding and fabric-forming.  Mr Shajay Bhooshan

Paper 15: Generative Pattern through Material Behaviour: fabric as flexible form-work.  Ms Saiqa Iqbal

Parallel Session 3.2 - Flexible Formwork Systems

Paper 27: Reconfigurable double-curved mould. Mr Christian Raun

Paper 24: Zero Waste Free Form Formwork. Mr Silvan Oesterle

Paper 17: The building of ice and concrete shells by employing pneumatic formwork. Mr Benjamin Kromoser

Paper 9: Wobbly Structures: Exploring the potentials of flexible frames and fabric formed ice structures. Professor Lancelot Coar

Paper 14: Structural Morphology of VACUUMATICS 3D Formwork Systems: Constructing Thin Concrete Shells with ‘Nothing’. Mr Frank Huijben

Parallel Session 4.1 - Durability and Reinforcement Systems

Paper 13: Fabric Formwork Systems used in Marine Construction. Mr Martin Hawkswood

Paper 34: Flexible reinforcement systems for spatially curved concrete structures. Dr Tine Tysmans

Paper 36: Structural stay-in-place formwork in textile reinforced cement composites for very slender concrete columns. Ms Evy Verwimp

Paper 18: Advanced Composite Reinforcement for Fabric Formed Structural Elements. Ms Kaloyana Kostova

Paper 1: Effect Of Fabric Form Types on the Compressive Strength of Concrete. Professor Hakim Abdelgader

Parallel Session 4.2 - Case Studies

Paper 3: Flat sheet fabric moulds for double curvature precast concrete elements. Mr Ronnie Araya (provided as audio only)

Paper 11: Adaptable formwork for concrete: practical experience in forms and textures. Professor Eliana Cortes

Paper 19: Case Study – Fabric Formed Stair. Mr Sandy Lawton

Paper 31: Deployable Gridshells and their application as temporary, reusable and flexible Concrete Formwork.  Mr Gabriel Tang

Paper 28: Flexible formwork applied on furniture. Mr Tejo Remy (provided as audio only)

Thursday 28th June

Friday 29th June

Parallel Session 5.1 - Theory and Application of Flexible Formwork

Paper 2: Building Matters: An investigation into the use of permanent formwork. Ms Allison Adderley

Paper 22: Formwork Tectonics – Rhetorical and Instrumental Roles in Fabric Formwork for Concrete. Ms Anne-Mette Manelius

Paper 23: Fabric in concrete form and surface. Professor Ruth Morrow

Paper 30: Flexible Formwork and the Displacement City: A Technology of Extreme Accommodation. Professor Marcus Shaffer

Paper 32: The Rise and Fall of The Thin Concrete Shell – Form Active structures and their relationship to formwork. Mr Gabriel Tang

Parallel Session 5.2 - Structural Behaviour

Paper 10: James Waller’s contribution to the advancement of shell roof construction and fabric formed concrete. Mr Ciaran Conlon

Paper 12: Deliberate deformation of concrete after casting. Mr Roel Schipper

Paper 29: Fabric-formed Concrete Member Design. Mr Robert Schmitz

Paper 25: Optimisation and Durability in fabric cast ‘Double T’ beams. Mr John Orr

Plenary Session 6

Paper 7: A new vernacular. Dr Alan Chandler

Paper 20: Casting Operations: Wall One, Chelsea Panels and the Description of Process. Dr Katie Lloyd Thomas

Paper 21: Stereogeneous Construction – fabric-formed concrete as material and process. Ms Anne-Mette Manelius

Paper 33: Large-scale designs for mixed fabric and cable net formed structures. Mr Rob Torsing

Paper 37: Recent Fabric Formwork Construction Projects: Tilt-Up Walls (Korea) – Precast Columns and Slabs (Canada). Professor Mark West