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John Chilton is a structural engineer and Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham.

John is the author of the seminal publications, Space Grid Structures (2000) and Heinz Isler (2000). The latter being the only English language book about the extraordinary thin-shell concrete structures of Heinz Isler.

Reflecting John's research interest in non-conventional structures, he has been an active member of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) since 1990. He is a member of the IASS Executive Council, former Chair of IASS WG12 - Timber Spatial Structures and member of WG 5 - Shell Structures and WG15 - Structural Morphology. He has chaired and co-chaired IASS Colloquia and was a member of the Organising and Scientific Committees for the joint IASS/IABSE/Space Structures conference held in London in September 2011.

John is Vice-Chair of the TensiNet, a multi-disciplinary association in the field of tensioned membrane and ETFE foil construction, which follows the initial objectives of the original EU-funded thematic network (2001-2004). He has contributed to the TensiNet publications European Design Guide for Tensile Surface Structures (2004) and Annex 5: Design Recommendations for ETFE Foil Structures (2013). He was also Scientific Committee Chair for the TensiNet - COST TU1303 Symposium 2016.

John is the co-author with Gabriel Tang of Timber Gridshells: Architecture, Structure & Craft (2016).

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