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We were partners in the FP7-funded COST Action TU1303 (Novel structural skins: Improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designs). The urban built environment is being transformed by building skins derived from textile architecture. Working from a basis of tensioned membranes, these efficient structural forms are being integrated with multi-disciplinary technologies to form new multi-functional systems. This COST Action put together a coalition of researchers, academics, architects, engineers, contractors, asset owners, and policy makers, to create a platform to promote innovation in materials, analysis tools and design concepts. 

SIMTECH Lab was interested in the impact of the envisaged new structures on the thermal balance of the human body. Partners from 21 European countries participated in this Action.


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