IMS students winning IFAI Awards 2017

We are very proud to announce that two of our current students participating in the 2017 Sudent Design Challenge have been awarded the first prices in their category:

We congratulate:

Ahmed Nouraldeen, Lebanon

winning FIRST PLACE in the 2017 Fabric Structures Student Design Challenge with your project titled Tenso Refugee Shelter


Gabriel Galeano, Nicaragua

winning FIRST PLACE in the 2017 Awning and Canopy Student Design Challenge with your project titled Eternal Sailboot



TENSILE intense - 16.-23.09.2017 - certificate program in Tensile Archineering ®

IMS has created a new program starting 16.-23.09.2017 for the first time:


TENSILE intense

- One week overview in membrane and lightweight structures
- Concentrated certificate program in Tensile Archineering ®

- Extensible to M.Eng. Membrane Structures

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 provide 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.



Master Program Membrane Structures renewed accreditation until 2021

Just right in time, next to the start of the 10th master program Membrane Strucutures and besides the International Membrane Symposium, Prof. Dr. Robert Off and his IMS team had to manage another very exciting and important event. Together with the Anhalt University IMS e.V. received the committee of experts in order to renew the accreditation of the Master Program Membrane Structures. 

After two years of preparation the visit of the committee was the final act before decision in realation to the request of re-accreditation. Therefore lecturers, students and staff have been asked questions about the study program. Facilities and lecture rooms of the university were inspected by the members of the commission.

Finally, IMS is able to announce that the Master Program Membrane Structures has got re-accreditation until 2021. We are very happy and proud.



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