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Recent Birdair Press Releases

Birdair, Inc. is active in providing the latest up-to-date news and information related to our products, projects and services to the market. You may read the most recent news releases below.

November 07, 2012

Birdair Ranked on ENR's Top 600 Specialty Contractors List

Company Named A Top Roofing Contractor

Birdair, Inc. has once again been named to Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual Top 600 Specialty Contractors list and has been ranked 9th among roofing contractors. Birdair is the only specialty contractor of tensile structures to receive both of these honors.

October 23, 2012

University of Wisconsin Boasts New Innovative Insulated Roof from Birdair

Roof Retrofit at McClain Athletic Facility Improves Daylighting, Insulation and Energy Efficiency

Student athletes at the University of Wisconsin now practice under a Tensotherm™ insulated translucent membrane roof at the McClain Athletic Facility in Madison, WI. As part of the university’s new $76.8 million “Athletic Village” development, the roof at the training facility was upgraded from non-insulated PTFE constructed by Birdair in 1988 to a new 41,920-squarefoot Tensotherm™ roof.

October 04, 2012

Amber Interactive Center Features Distinctive "Brain-Inspired" Tensile Structure From Birdair, Inc.

Drug Education Facility Features Mexico's First TiO2-coated PTFE Structure

Designed by renowned Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and his firm ICH, Birdair, Inc. recently completed the fabrication and installation of a 34,800 square foot TiO2-coated PTFE fiberglass membrane roof for the Amber Interactive Center in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. This iconic structure was inspired by the human brain and serves as a drug awareness, prevention and educational center for the youth of Mexico.

September 27, 2012

La Plata Stadium Receives IABSE Outstanding Structure Award

Argentinian Venue Features Fabric Roofing System From Birdair, Inc.

La Plata Stadium in La Plata, Argentina, which features a tensile roofing system from Birdair, Inc., has received an Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE). The award recognizes “remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures” and was presented to Buenos Aires Province, the stadium’s owner, at the 22nd Jornadas Argentinas de Ingeniería Estructural (Congress of Argentinean Structural Engineers) on September 5, 2012.

September 18, 2012

Birdair, Inc. Enlisted for Denver International Airport Roof Support Project

Two Temporary Shoring Towers to Carry "Mountain Range" PTFE Fabric Roof Load During Airport Construction

Construction is underway at Denver International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States, and the 11th most frequented in the world. The South Terminal Redevelopment Project (STRP) aims to reinvent the way DIA connects to the city by providing travelers easier access to downtown Denver. The STRP, a program targeted at developing major hospitality and transportation amenities, will require two temporary shoring towers to support Birdair's iconic fabric membrane tent roof.

September 18, 2012

Birdair Structure with PTFE and Photovoltaic Panels Provides Shade and Power for Staten Island Children’s Museum

Visitors to the Staten Island Children’s Museum in Staten Island, NY will learn about renewable energy from a new 2,200 square-foot Birdair freestanding tensile structure featuring a translucent, photovoltaic fabric roof that collects solar energy to power low-voltage lighting.

September 18, 2012

Birdair to Crown Two Brazil World Cup and Olympic Host Venues with PTFE

Estádio Mineirão and Estádio Nacional to Renovate Facilities with Birdair Tensile Roofs

Construction is underway in Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Birdair through its subsidiary Taiyo Birdair do Brasil (TBB), Ltda. of São Paulo, Brazil has been awarded contracts to assist with the modernization of two event venues, and the construction of a brand new venue.

September 18, 2012

Birdair, Inc. to Exhibit at NACDA Convention

Visit Booth #140 to Learn About Tensile Architecture for Collegiate Sports Facilities

Birdair, Inc., the leading specialty contractor for custom tensile membrane structures throughout the world, will exhibit at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention, June 25–26, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Birdair will be on-hand to showcase the variety of benefits that tensile architecture can provide to collegiate sports facilities, including enhanced aesthetics, functionality, versatility and reduced maintenance requirements.

September 18, 2012

Mexico City Shopping Center Signs Contract for Birdair Tensile Structures

PTFE to Add Aesthetic and Functional Benefits to Coyoacan Oasis

A shopping center in Mexico's capital city will soon have enhanced daylighting, durability and visual appeal thanks to Birdair. The company will serve as roofing subcontractor for Coyoacan Oasis shopping center in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.

Birdair was awarded the design-build contract for the new retail destination in the Coyoacan section of Mexico City. The facility will receive five custom tensile structures comprised of 162,247 square feet of PTFE, a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass membrane.

September 12, 2012

Plaza Las Américas Welcomes Shoppers with Tensile Roofing From Birdair, Inc.

PTFE Lends Distinct Look and Functionality to Mexico Shopping Center

Plaza Las Américas, a shopping mall in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, now features a custom tensile membrane structure. Birdair, Inc. fabricated the membrane as well as provided technical supervision during the installation. This true tension PTFE fiberglass membrane structure features a cable-supported “flying sails” design with supporting steel masts.