Facade Mesh | Tensile Structure Materials

Never rusts

Tensile façade fabrics are coated with PVDF and PTFE topcoats that perform exceptionally well in exterior environments and against UV.  Fabrics will never corrode like a metal wire mesh and have life expectancies from 20 to 40 years.

Economical

Turnkey tensile façade systems, on average, cost 50% less than metal wire mesh or perforated metal solutions.  With metallic fabric colors, the same look as metal can be achieved without the cost.

Open Garage Compliant

With fabrics ranging from 3% to 70% open, the tensile fabric façade will comply with open garage code standards and avoid the requirements of a mechanical ventilation system.  This will save on upfront costs as well as long term electric costs to run the fans.

Lightweight

Fabrics are approximately 1% of the weight of metal screens.  This reduces the reaction loads on the building and minimizes the structural support requirements.

Printable surface

Graphics can be printed on fabric for an economical solution for branding, custom designs, or even fulfilling public art requirements.

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Facade Projects

The Pavilion in Bend

The Pavilion in Bend

Victory Park

Victory Park

London Olympic Stadium

London Olympic Stadium

2010 Shanghai World Expo, Germany-Chinese House

2010 Shanghai World Expo, Germany-Chinese House

Oceanus Casino

Oceanus Casino

Mesa Arts Center

Mesa Arts Center

LA Farmers Market

LA Farmers Market

AIA continuing education unit course anatomy of a tension structure

Architects, Learn About Fabric Structures & Earn An AIA CEU Credit

Take our Anatomy of a Tension Structure AIA-approved Continuing Education course which will earn you 1.00 HW LU upon successful completion of a short quiz at the end. This presentation will inform you on the design, forms and uses, available materials, components and details, and the design/build process for tensile membrane/tension fabric structures.

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