Our publications

The following publications were (co-)authored by us at Summum Engineering or at previous institutes and companies. These include several books, book chapters and articles in popular and professional press, as well as peer-reviewed, academic papers, presented at conferences or published in scientific journals.

Topics include form finding, fabric formworks, concrete shells and bending-active membranes and gridshells.

Books

The Fabric Formwork Book – Methods for Building New Architectural and Structural Forms in Concrete

West, M., Taylor & Francis – Routledge, London, 2016.

Chapter 2. A History of Fabric Formwork

Veenendaal, D. pp. 17-38.

Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization

Adriaenssens, S., Block, P., Veenendaal, D. and Williams, C., Taylor & Francis – Routledge, London, 2014.

Chapter 9. Particle-spring systems – Design of a cantilevering concrete canopy

Bhooshan, S., Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. pp. 103-113.

Chapter 10. Comparison of form-finding methods

Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. pp. 115-129.

Chapter 12. Nonlinear force density method – Constraints on force and geometry

Linkwitz, K. and Veenendaal, D. pp. 143-155.

Theses

Design and form finding of flexibly formed shell structures

Veenendaal D. ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture, Zurich, 2017. Doctoral thesis. (updated version, 22.12.2017: )

Evolutionary optimization of fabric formed structural elements. Bridging the gap between computational optimization and manufacturability
Veenendaal, D. TU Delft, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft, 2008. Master thesis

Journal papers

Investigating lightweight construction and adaptive energy systems: the NEST HiLo building 

Block, P., Schlueter, A., Veenendaal, D., Bakker, J., Begle, M., Hofer, J., Jayathissa, P., Maxwell, I., Mendez Echenagucia, T., Nagy, Z., Pigram, D., Svetozarevic, B., Torsing, R., Verbeek, J., Willmann, A. and Lydon, G.P. In: Journal of Building Engineering2017.

Structural design of the flexibly formed, mesh-reinforced concrete sandwich shell roof of NEST Hilo 
Veenendaal, D., Bakker, J. and Block, P. In: Journal of the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures, 58(1): 23-382017 (March).

 

Flexible formwork technologies: A state of the art review 
Hawkins, W.J., Herrmann, H., Ibell, T.J., Kromoser, B., Michaelski, A., Orr, J.J., Pedreschi, R., Pronk, A., Schipper, R., Shepherd, P., Veenendaal, D., Wansdronk, R. and West, M. In: Structural Concrete17(6)2016 (December).
Design process for a prototype concrete shells using a hybrid cable-net and fabric formwork  
Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. Engineering Structures, 75: 39-502014.
Shaping tension structures by actively bent linear elements 
Van Mele, T., De Laet, L., Veenendaal, D., Mollaert, M. and Block, P. In: International Journal of Space Structures28(3): 127-1352013.
An overview and comparison of structural form finding methods for general networks 
Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. In: International Journal of Solids and Structures49(26): 3741-37532012.
Design and optimization of fabric formed beams and trusses: evolutionary algorithms and form finding
Veenendaal, D., Coenders, J.L., Vamberský, J.N.J.A. and West, M. In: Structural Concrete – Journal of the fib12(4): 241-2542011.
History and overview of fabric formwork: using fabrics for concrete casting 
Veenendaal, D., West, M. and Block, P. In: Structural Concrete – Journal of the fib12(3): 164-1772011.

Conference papers

 Magnolia: a glass-fibre reinforced polymer gridshell with a novel pattern and deployment concept
Veenendaal, D., Augustynowicz, E. and Tang, G. In: Proceedings of the IASS Symposium, Hamburg, Germany, 2017.

 

Design process of prestressed membrane formworks for thin-shell structures 
Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) SymposiumAmsterdam, 2015.
Structural design of the cable-net and fabric formed, ferrocement sandwich shell roof of NEST HiLo 
Veenendaal, D., Bakker, J. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) SymposiumAmsterdam, 2015.
Controlling the geometry and forces of hybrid cable-net and fabric formworks 
Veenendaal, D., Bezbradica, M., Novak, D. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 SymposiumBrasilia, Brazil, 2014.
Prototype of an ultra-thin, concrete vaulted floor system 
López López, D., Veenendaal, D., Akbarzadeh, M. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the IASS-SLTE 2014 SymposiumBrasilia, Brazil, 2014.
Bending incorporated: designing tension structures by integrating bending-active elements 
De Laet, L., Veenendaal, D., Van Mele, T., Mollaert, M. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of Tensinet Symposium 2013Istanbul, Turkey, 2013.
Computational form finding for fabric formworks: an overview and discussion 
Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on flexible formwork (ICFF), 368-378Bath, UK, 2012.
Large-scale designs for mixed fabric and cable-net formed structures 
Torsing, R., Bakker, J., Jansma, R. and Veenendaal, D. In: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on flexible formwork (ICFF), Bath, UK, 2012.
A framework for comparing form finding methods 
Veenendaal, D. and Block, P. In: Proceedings of the IABSE-IASS Symposium 2011London, UK, 2011.
Fabric formwork: The state-of-the-art and future endeavors 
Veenendaal, D. In: Proceedings of PRECAST2010: Assembling freeform buildings in precast concrete, Delft, Netherlands, 2010.
Evolutionary optimisation of fabric formed structural elements 
Veenendaal, D. and Coenders J.L. In: Proceedings of Structural Membranes 2009, IV International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Stuttgart, Germany, 2009.