"Construction completed for Kumamoto Medical Association Vierendeel beams have been used to create a large span on the irregular trapezoid plane. Kumamoto continues to suffer from the aftermath of the earthquake last year. Thus, we have created two giant spaces made of steel through the installation of seismic resistant panels that minimize the damage from large earthquakes."
Tosaka gave a keynote presentation on the "Effectiveness of Inverse Analysis in Engineering and its Future Development", in which he introduced "creative analysis", a concept derived from the existing "inverse analysis". The accolades he received from the audience included an appreciation for the distinction between science and engineering, and a renewed awareness of inverse analysis as the quintessence of engineering.
Traditional and modern techniques were merged to complete the timber structure of Shorinji, a holy temple in Komagome, Tokyo. The traditional Kango joint technique of fitting two beams into one column was simplified to streamline the assembling process and reduce the construction period.
Discussion and talks at the 22nd annual meeting on computational engineering were facilitated by Tosaka
At the session of "Inverse Problem Analysis and Practical Application", Tosaka facilitated a discussion on the latest results presented in 9 research papers. He also delivered a presentation on "Tensor and its Expression" and "Cauchy's Stress Theorem" under the theme of "Fostering Engineers and Computational Engineering", in which he exposited essential logic in order to understand continuum mechanics, the basic theory of computational engineering.
Construction complated on Immanual General Mission Funabashi Church
The modern-looking protestant church with bare concrete walls was built in Funabashi, Chiba. The challenge of the structure design was to install openings at the top and eaves that allow ample natural light to flow into the chapel, and also a cross shape slit on the corner of its sacred wall. Given that a rigid structure would not have been suitable for this design, this dynamic design stands unobstructed by joist and columns through the TWFS (thick wall and floor structure) method invented by TIS. Please come and visit and enjoy this holy space where fantastical light effects overlap with the echoing of hymns..
Nori Imagawa's lecture on the new concept "Material Speaks Design" was held in Hanoi, Vietnam
The lecture on "Material Speaks Design", the fruition of 2500 projects over the course of 40 years, was attended by young professionals and motivated students in Hanoi who expressed great praise and admiration for Nori Imagawa and his unprecedented concept. . He was invited to participate in ongoing projects in Hanoi, and is excited about sharing his skills and experiences in South East Asia.
TIS & Partners to be reorganized as Material Speaks
We are delighted to announce that our organization has been newly reformed as "Material speaks". Currently consisting now of four corporations, TIS & Partners, ISGW, iCO2 Lab, N.S. Harmony, and two independant divisions, TWFS and iT Lab, each company will retain their original names, however "Material speaks" will be used to represent the whole of the organization as of April 5, 2017.
Initiation ceremony at Tokyo head office
A joint celebration was held to welcome our newest employee who graduated from the Kanazawa Institute of Technology, and to honor the 70th birthday of our C.E.O., Nori Imagawa!
Final lecture by Nori Imagawa held at Tokyou Denki University
Nori Imagawa delivered his final lecture "Material speaks" in front of an audience of 240 at Tokyo Denki University. The lecture featured his structural design projects that for the past 40 years have focused on the power of materials, the development of original materials, as well as the new RC structure system, which is currently in the process of approval by the Architectural Institue of Japan.
Nori Imagawa keynote lecture on seismic engineering given at Dacca, Bangladesh Nori Imagawa has served as keynote speaker at the seismic seminar "JAPANESE QUALITY × EARTH QUAKE RESISTANCE" for an audience of 750 local developers and reserchers in Dacca, Bangladesh. His speech was broadcast on the local news.