Wolfgang Warisch Ingenieurbüro für Membranbau und Tragwerksplanung

IMS Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies

The IMS - Institute for Membrane and Shell Technologies, was founded in1999 in Bobingen, near Augsburg, Germany by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off and Prof. Alexander Furche.
The aim of the institute was as it is still today to establish an independent research institute, where research and development, teaching new construction methods, especially related to membrane and net constructions, shell technologies, as well as energy-saving building, is the focal point. Numerous members like professors, students, teachers and physicist, craftsmen and computer scientists from all over the world were the basis for the creation of a forum for exchanging experiences and knowledge in the field of membrane technology.

Today the institute is led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Off and Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Warisch.

With the nomination of Prof. Off to the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in 2003, the foundation for the cooperation between the Anhalt University and the IMS has been laid and the vision of an international study course "membrane structures” became a reality.

More information about the IMS and the Master course on "Membrane Structures” can be found in the following websites: