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.

 

Amphitheaters

FabriTec Structures designs and builds amphitheaters, or amphitheaters, which are open-air venues for musical and stage performances. The amphitheaters we build range from relatively simple local bandshells in public parks, all the way to monumental acoustically tuned performance spaces with covered seating.

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Awnings

FabriTec Structures designs and builds tensile membrane awnings. Inspired by the 19th century awnings that lined Main Street USA’s storefronts, hotels, and restaurants, our awning structures are the next step in the evolution of the form. FabriTec’s 21st century awnings feature progressive design concepts and advanced materials like PTFE. Our unique designs blur the lines between traditional awnings and contemporary tensile membrane structures.

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Canopies

FabriTec Structures designs and builds canopies which are overhead roof structures that provide shade or shelter from weather conditions such as sun, hail, snow, and rain. Our tensile membrane canopy structures are often utilized in city parks, outdoor eating areas, and other public spaces.

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Covered Entryways

FabriTec Structures designs and builds tensile membrane covered entryways. Our covered entryway structures are modern interpretations of time-honored classical architecture. We produce building entries that range from portico-style structures that cover the entrance of a building to porte-cochere structures that cover a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or exiting a vehicle. At just 1/100th the weight of glass the advanced membrane materials we craft our structures from require minimal structural support which allows us to create amazing, fanciful tensile membrane structures previously unimagined.

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Covered Walkways

FabriTec Structures designs and builds tensile membrane covered walkways. Our tensile membrane structures are the perfect building solution for covered walkways. The lightweight, durable membrane material we use for our structures require minimal structural support which allows us to create amazing, fanciful tensile membrane structures previously unimagined.

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Pavilions

FabriTec Structures designs and builds tensile membrane covered pavilions. Our tensile membrane pavilion structures are a perfect addition to any campus, city park,  recreation/entertainment center, or any other public gathering area. Pavillions can come in a variety of forms and sizes, from resembling a circus tent to being an extravagant community landmark, depending on the location’s function.

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Stadiums

FabriTec Structures designs and builds tensile membrane canopy and roof structures for stadiums. We work with industry leading architects, developers, and general contractors to produce some of the most iconic stadiums around the world. The scalability of our structures allows us to work efficiently on buildings from the public school level to professional sports and Olympic stadiums.

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

Take our Anatomy of a Tension Structure an AIA-approved Continuing Education course which will earn you 1.00 HW LU and a certificate of completion following successful completion of a 9-question quiz at its 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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