Lightweight Structures

Architects are finding more and more instances where lightweight 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 lightweight structures serve.

Structure Types

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Building Envelopes

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Cable Structures

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Canopy Structures

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Covered Entryways

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Covered Walkways

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Grandstand Structures

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Kinetic Structures

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Porte-Cochère Structures

Structural Glazing

Structure Uses

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Bus Stations

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Cable-Stayed Bridges

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Pedestrian Bridges

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Suspension Bridges

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Tied Arch Bridges

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Train Stations

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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