Trevor Scott, Lightweight Structures Design Engineer
Hi, I'm Trevor Scott & I design lightweight tensile fabric bowling green covers. It's more than a job for me. It’s been my passion since 1992. I love the technology, the creative process & the engineering.
My skill set is unique. With a background in mechanical design, customised steel and hydraulic componentry I have a high degree of competency in all facets of design and engineering technologies.
With a Masters qualification in Engineering Lightweight Structures issued through the University of Vienna I’ve been exposed to architects and engineers that have worked through the evolution of the Tensile Membrane form from pen and paper beginnings to the technology-driven 21st Century.
I’ve studied with Frei Otto disciples, Horst Durr, Jurgen Hennicke, Vinzenz Sedlak, Rainer Blum and Robert Wehdron-Roithmayr.
To this knowledge I bring my own expertise with the development of a Fluid Structural Interface (FSI) a process to 'pressure map' from the CFD software to the FEA model.
Furthermore, in developing optimum design configurations for tensile structures I have created automated calculation sheets for the analysis of structural components. The sheets cover the Australian, American and British codes
My abilities are reflected in my portfolio of award winning structures including the Wide Span Fabric Structure, Qld, Australia for which I developed a wishbone steel support configuration to create a unique ridge and valley roof profile – IFAI outstanding achievement 2012 and YAS Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – LSAA Excellence Award 2011.
In addition to these projects my design team and myself have frequently been the design and engineering brand behind other Award winning tensile membrane projects.
At the 2012 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) convention and expo in Boston USA, Lightweight Structures won an “Outstanding Achievement Award” for the design and construction of the Wide Span Structure at the Club Mooloolaba.
At the 2013 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) convention and expo in Orlando USA, Lightweight Structures won an “Award of Excellence” for the design and construction of the Wide Span Structure at the East Cessnock Bowling Club.
At the 2013 Lightweight Structures Association Australasia convention in Auckland Lightweight Structures won an “High Commendation” for the design and construction of the Wide Span Structure at the Club Mooloolaba.
2015 Master Builders, Brisbane Housing and Construction Award 2015
Lightweight Structures won the 2015, "Master Builders, Brisbane Housing and Construction Award in July 2015 for Sporting Facilities up to $5 million, for the design and construction of the Wide Span Structure at the Manly Bowls Club.
2013 Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia
Further to the two international awards, The Mooloolaba Bowls Club project won a “High Commendation Award” at the Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia Inc (LSAA) convention in Auckland New Zealand Nov 2013.
2013 Specialised Textiles Association
Lightweight Structures won an “Award of Excellence” at the Specialised Textiles Association (STA) convention at the Gold Coast Qld in June 2013.
2011 LSAA convention in Sydney
Lightweight Structures won an “Award of Excellence” at the 2011 LSAA convention in Sydney for the shade sail project at Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Formula One Race Track, completed in 2009.
Queensland QBCC 105 4033
Victoria VBA CB-L-41780
South Australia BLD 276 873
Design specialisation CFD & FEA Lightweight Structural Products
Building Design — Medium Rise
Builder — Low Rise
Builder — Restricted to special structures (Shade sails)