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Tensile Membrane Structures

Tensile Membrane Structures

Architects are finding more and more instances where tensile membrane structures are the perfect solution for their project needs. Whether the tensile structure is the primary structure itself, or an ideal piece to finish off a building, our tensile structures satisfy several different needs. Here are several of the basic functions that our tension fabric structures serve.

 

Structure type:

Pavilions

Awnings: Awnings provide shade for windows, UV protection for storefront displays, act as a wind break, provide protection from rain or snow, and reduce thermal heat transfer. Lab tests show that awnings can reduce the temperature as much as 20 degrees in their coverage area. Our advanced awnings are low maintenance, provide abundant amounts of filtered daylight, and are sustainable.

Building Envelopes: While we sometimes utilize PTFE and PVC materials for building envelopes, the most common material request we receive is for ETFE membranes. ETFE is employed either in a single layer membrane or as a pressurized multi-layer cushion.

Canopy Structures: Built in half the time and at around half the cost of a conventional building, our precision crafted tensile membrane structures give architects, city planners, and developers a great alternative to conventional construction. There are shapes, forms, and surfaces we can create with lightweight fabric architecture that cannot be replicated with any other method of construction. Fabric structures are low maintenance, provide abundant natural light, and are sustainable.

Covered Entryways: Covered entryways provide visitors protection from the elements while entering or exiting a building, helps to reduce water infiltration at entrances, and decreases the risk of slips or falls from rain, snow, or ice. Our covered entryway structures are low maintenance, can be designed to allow filtered daylight, and are sustainably built.

Covered Walkways: Covered walkways allow designers a cost-effective solution to provide pedestrians shade from the sun, protection from snow and rain, and while reducing the risk of slips and falls from rain, snow, or ice. Lab tests show that tensile structures can reduce the temperature as much as 20 degrees in their coverage area. Our advanced covered walkways are low maintenance, provide abundant amounts of filtered daylight, and are sustainable.

Grandstand Structures: Built in half the time and at around half the cost of a conventional building, our precision crafted tensile membrane structures give architects, city planners, and developers a great alternative to conventional construction. There are shapes, forms, and surfaces we can create with a lightweight fabric architecture that cannot be replicated with any other method of construction. Fabric structures are low maintenance, provide abundant natural light, and are sustainable.

 

 

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