As an acknowledged expert on large span portable structures, Rudi has, from time to time, been invited to speak at Universities, trade association conferences and international conventions.
In 1999 and 2012 he organised Seminars on 'Examining Large Temporary Structures' - see www.specialstructures.com/seminar
As a guest speaker he has been invited to speak on a number of occasions to University students of engineering and architecture in different countries, from his home city at the University Of Sheffield to Ankara and Bahrain.
He has authored papers for International Universities such as the Ryerson University Conference on Portable Architecture, 'Portable Environments' in 2004 entitled 'Movement of the Worlds Largest Portable Membrane Structures'. The proceedings were later published, see Transportable Environments 3: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Portable Architecture and Design, April 28-30, 2004 Toronto.
He provided another paper to Delft University in a similar vein. Proceedings of International Colloquium on Structural Morphology. Delft, The Netherlands, 2000. The International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures.
He has been quoted in National Newspapers on event safety. See 'The Independent' newspaper article.
He gave a keynote speech at the Association Of Independent Festivals Conference on event safety. See Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) Structural and Crowd Safety Conference
He was a panelist and gave a speech to the UK Festival Awards Conference on 15th November 2011 at the HMV Forum in London. See UK Festival Awards. In the photos, left to right: Rudi Enos (Special Structures Lab), Hedwig De Meyer (Stageco), Simon James (The Event Safety Shop), Andy Lenthall (The Production Services Association), John Probyn (Live Nation UK) and Mark Logan from Showsec.
In 1989 he was an invited speaker at the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Convention in Orlando, Florida on the subject of 'The Tent Rental Industry Around The World'. See www.IFAI.com. At this convention he was presented with the IFAI's coveted 'Outstanding Achievement Award'. See www.ifai.com/resources/iaa
In 1999 his groundbreaking structure, 'Tensile 1' - Valhalla was awarded a Guinness World Record for the 'Worlds Largest Portable Event Venue'. (Guinness World Records, (1999) Guinness Superlatives, London).
He was the UK representative on the European Standards - CEN TC 152 - Fairground and Amusement Park Machinery and Structures - Safety. See European Committee For Standardization.
He is the founder of the small and select 'Guild Of Tentmasters' where he has been the technical officer for 16 years. See www.tentmasters.org
He was a founder of the UK trade association TESA - The Event Services Association. See www.tesa.org.uk
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