The most elegant of shade sails and tension membrane structures require careful design of all components to ensure that safety, durability and aesthetic appeal are of highest priority.
Our team design and document tension membrane structures from concept design to full fabrication. Our engineers use the latest finite element analysis software for structural design and membrane patterning, combining it with building information modeling (BIM) to showcase the finished product for approval and construction in 3D images and flythroughs.
We have more than 50 years of combined experience in all facets of the Tension Membrane Industry. Our global expertise covers working with all types of membrane materials ranging from mesh and lycra fabrics to coated membranes including PVC, PTFE and also ETFE.
Critical to our approach is our consideration of cost, appearance, ease of fabrication and installation of steelwork and membrane. These skills were paramount to being selected for major projects such as the London Olympics Shooting Centre and Warner Brothers Movie World in Queensland.
Our tension membrane team works on projects internationally, with services including:
- Concept design and material specification
- Project Management
- Innovative/cost effective design
- Steel sizing and connection design
- Approval and Engineering drawings
- Steel workshop drawings
- Membrane hardware documentation and scheduling
- Membrane Patterning
- Membrane Pattern Processing and nesting
- Completed structure approvals.