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For Engineers

Tensioned Membrane Structures are part of a developing technology which gives design, architects, engineers the ability to experiment with form and create exciting new solutions to conventional design problems.

These structures are not only visually exciting and unique but can be an economically viable alternative when it comes to a roofing, façade or skylight application. Here, engineers can access information on various associated code requirements for fabric structures, information on the energy use and lighting performance characteristics of PTFE fiberglass membrane, PVC membrane, ETFE film, PTFE High Translucency membrane and an insulated tensioned membrane system called Tensotherm™, access to a the latest tensile membrane structures specification, various examples of design details and fabric shapes, and links to our signature project gallery.

With more than 100 engineers worldwide to support your project needs, Birdair's team of specialty engineers and designers are highly skilled and experienced, working with the latest custom architectural membranes and steel cable structure systems in the industry. The use of special software packages, incorporating finite element analysis, provides detailed output for proposed tensile membrane designs. These software packages are found in-house with a specialty contractor such as Birdair.

Process of Designing a Fabric Structure

Please call us at 1-800-622-2246 or fill out our online contact form for help on your next tensile project.