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Birdair E-Newsletter Archives

Below is an archive of email newsletters that we have sent over the last few years. To subscribe to receive periodic email updates from Birdair, contact us.

October 6, 2016

If you tuned into the 2016 US Open, you might’ve noticed a new retractable roofing system at Arthur Ashe Stadium and a new cantilevered roof system at the new USTA Grandstand Stadium—each features PTFE membrane technology from Birdair.

View: PDF icon Birdair - Cover to Cover Q3 2016.pdf

May 23, 2016

Whether it’s a permanent durable structure that needs to last longer than 30 years, an insulated membrane system for thermal performance, or a roofing solution that provides outstanding light translucency, there are a variety of tensile membranes to choose from to meet specific performances for your next building project.

View: PDF icon Birdair - Cover to Cover Q2 2016.pdf

December 14, 2015

To improve its noise reduction and energy performance, Birdair has completed the installation of a new Tensotherm™ insulated translucent membrane roofing system at Mount St. Mary‘s University‘s John J. Dillon Field House.

View: PDF icon Birdair - Cover to Cover Q1 2016.pdf

September 3, 2015

Birdair has been selected as the specialty contractor for the roof pillow system and facade solution for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. The new state-of-the-art facility, set to open in 2017, will feature a retractable roof consisting of three layered ETFE roof pillows on eight petals that retract, similar to a camera lens. The stadium, once completed, will be home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta, and will host concerts, conventions and other marquee sports and entertainment events. Recently naming rights for the stadium have been granted to Mercedes-Benz.

View: PDF icon Birdair - Cover to Cover Q3 2015.pdf

May 5th, 2015

A recently completed renovation to an upscale mall in Austin, Texas, now features Birdair’s PTFE membrane. The unique and colorful “mandolin” shade structure was part of a major landscaping renovation to the Domain Mall’s common area. Birdair’s unique structure offers shade for customers and creates an area designed for live music performances, festivals, markets and holiday activities.

View: PDF icon Birdair - Cover to Cover Q2 2015.pdf

October 2, 2012

Before construction began on the South Terminal Redevelopment Project (STRP) at Denver International Airport, tension cables anchoring the Birdair-built "mountain range" membrane roof system needed to be moved to make room for the expansion. Birdair's project role involved designing and building two temporary shoring towers to carry the vertical and horizontal roof loads. The steel towers extend 30 feet below grade and rise 70 feet above ground. Once the shoring towers were erected, Birdair transferred the 215,000-pound roof load and removed eight roof anchors that comprise the south end roof "eyebrow," which is currently blocking excavation for new construction.

View: PDF icon Birdair E-newsletter September 2012.pdf

July 12, 2012

A Birdair constructed 11,000 square foot porte-cochere will soon welcome guests to the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway in Yonkers, New York. The material selected for the drop-off canopy is ETFE, or ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a transparent film that is lightweight, flexible and sustainable. ETFE will cover a steel lattice shell to create a dramatic sculptural entrance canopy.

View: PDF icon Birdair E-newsletter July 2012.pdf

March 1, 2012

University of Wisconsin athletes will soon train under a Birdair high-performance Tensotherm™ with aerogel roof at the McClain Athletic Facility. Birdair's project role consists of engineering, fabricating and installing an updated tensile membrane roof for the indoor athletic facility at the university's Madison campus. This summer, the facility's original Birdair non-insulated translucent tensile roof will be replaced with a new 41,920-square-foot Tensotherm roofing system. Existing structural support steel will be cleaned for reuse.

View: PDF icon Wisconsin Badgers to Reap Daylighting and Energy Saving Benefits from Tensotherm™.pdf

January 24, 2012

Birdair, Inc. kicks off the new year with four projects that demonstrate the versatility of project applications for tensile architecture. Brazil is preparing to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the construction of Fonte Nova Stadium in Salvador, Brazil. Birdair and its subsidiary Taiyo Birdair do Brasil (TBB), Ltda. of São Paulo, Brazil have been awarded a subcontract for the roof construction.

View: PDF icon Diverse Birdair Structures On The Boards In 2012.pdf

September 29, 2011

Birdair, Inc. offers an innovative tensile architecture material, ETFE, or ethylene tetrafluoroethylene. The transparent film is suitable for roofs and facades in large and medium scale architectural applications. ETFE offers unlimited design options due to the material's light weight, flexibility and transparency.

View: PDF icon Birdair Provides Next Generation Tensile Architecture Material.pdf

June 28, 2011

An updated Tensotherm™ with Lumira™ (formally known as Nanogel®) roofing system modernizes Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The new roof adds daylighting, insulation and sustainability to the full-service athletic facility.

View: PDF icon Talisman Centre Receives Tensotherm™ Roofing System from Birdair, Inc.pdf

June 21, 2011

With over 50 years of experience, Birdair is practiced and adept at working as a key member of the client's building team to design and build custom tensile structures of any size. Birdair specializes in transforming your vision into an iconic free formed structure by designing and engineering fabric membrane into a multitude of shapes and adding a signature look to any building envelope.

View: PDF icon Tensioned Fabric Membrane Roofs From Birdair Fit Projects of All Sizes.pdf

March 7, 2011

Birdair, Inc. has nearly completed the tensile roofing system for La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina, bringing functional benefits and visual appeal to the South American stadium. A frequent host to football and cultural events, the 53,000-seat capacity stadium is the first stadium in South America to feature a roof made from PTFE fiberglass membrane.

View: PDF icon Birdair Constructs South America's First Stadium Roof Made with PTFE Fiberglass Membrane.pdf

March 8, 2011

When selecting high-performance roofing materials, schools, colleges and universities face the challenge of incorporating materials that contribute to learning by promoting visual stimulation and ample daylighting.

View: PDF icon Tensotherm™ Roofing is Tops in Education.pdf

November 30, 2010

The 60,000-seat Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, India now reaps the functional and aesthetic benefits of tensile architecture with a roofing retrofit from Birdair, Inc.

View: PDF icon Asia's Largest Tensile Roof Supplied by Birdair, Inc.pdf

November 19, 2008

Birdair has begun construction on three of the four primary 2010 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup stadium projects in South Africa, including Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, Durban Stadium in Durban and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

View: PDF icon Birdair to Roof Three 2010 World Cup Stadiums.pdf

November 11, 2010

Architects of healthcare facilities are well aware of the potential impact their design and product selection can have on patient wellness. For example, studies demonstrating positive correlations between patient exposure to natural daylight and patient recovery have spurred architects to explore new opportunities for increased daylighting in healthcare facilities.

View: PDF icon Tensotherm™ Roofing Is Just What the Doctor Ordered.pdf

September 14, 2010

Birdair's second Tensotherm™ with Nanogel® installation is underway at the Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The roofing retrofit will provide many benefits for the full-service athletic facility, including ample natural daylight.

View: PDF icon Tensotherm(TM) with Nanogel(R) Improves Talisman Centre's Daylighting and Visual Comfort.pdf

September 8, 2010

Birdair, Inc. has been selected to provide the updated tensile roofing system for Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As the provider of Canada Place's original sail fabric, Birdair is proud to be a part of this project.

View: PDF icon Birdair, Inc.pdf

August 25, 2009

Serving as one of the roofing sub-contractors for the newly constructed Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Birdair supplied the fabric membrane roofing and clamping to help create the stadium's record-breaking retractable roof. At 120,000 square feet, it is the world's largest, longest and steepest retractable roof, and features photocatalytic TiO2 fabric membrane.

View: PDF icon Birdair an integral part of new, record-breaking stadium.pdf

June 22, 2010

Birdair's first Tensotherm™ with Nanogel® project provides thermal efficiency for a roofing retrofit at the Dedmon Athletic Center at Radford University, Radford, Va.

View: PDF icon Birdair's Tensotherm(TM) with Nanogel(R) Quadruples Thermal Efficiency at Dedmon Athletic Center, Maintains Translucency.pdf

April 22, 2010

Birdair has been awarded the design-build contract to supply a retractable fabric membrane canopy over the park's existing seating area, a steel and fabric membrane canopy for the park's new permanent stage and a canopy covering a new pavilion overlooking the Kanawha River.

View: PDF icon Low-maintenance TiO2-coated Canopies by Birdair to Shelter West Virginia Park's Stage, Seating and Pavilion.pdf

February 18, 2010

New Major League Soccer stadium Red Bull Arena now benefits from the sleek look and functionality of tensile architecture. As the athletic facility's specialty contractor, Birdair engineered, fabricated and installed the roof and cladding systems under a design-build contract, offering several tensioned membrane solutions to the architect and construction manager.

View: PDF icon Red Bull Arena Features Tensile Roof and Cladding Systems from Birdair, Inc.pdf

November 4, 2009

Don't miss Birdair at Greenbuild International Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center, November 11-13. Representatives will be on hand at Cabot Corporation's Booth #546 to discuss groundbreaking new Tensotherm™ with Nanogel® – the world's first and only translucent insulated composite membrane roofing system.

View: PDF icon Visit Birdair at Greenbuild, Booth #546.pdf

April 27, 2009

Don't miss Birdair at the AIA 2009 National Convention and Design Exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Representatives will be on hand at Birdair's Booth #4863 to discuss the variety of aesthetic, functional and sustainable benefits associated with tensile architecture.

View: PDF icon Visit Birdair at AIA Expo 2009, Booth #4863.pdf

March 3, 2009

The world's first permanent tensioned membrane roofing system – engineered, fabricated and installed by Birdair – remains in very good condition 35 years later at the University of La Verne Sports Science and Athletic Pavilion, La Verne, CA.

View: PDF icon Birdair Tensile Roofing Structure Remains Intact 35 Years Later.pdf

May 13, 2008

Birdair, Inc. introduces Tensotherm™, a next-generation composite roofing system that solves an important industry challenge – insulating fabric membrane. Prior to Tensotherm, insulating the roof of tensile structures made with a fabric membrane was a difficult task, if it was attempted at all.

View: PDF icon Birdair, Inc2.pdf

February 25, 2008

From the fabric membrane peaks that echo Kuwait's southern sand dunes to the saddle-shaped steel latticework that links the region to its nomadic past, the canopy design of Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium offers spectators an effective shade system with a touch of Middle Eastern flair.

View: PDF icon Q1 - Birdair Completes Work on Kuwait’s Largest Sports Venue in January.pdf