Base Structures and Remaster to offer tensile fabric structures

May 1, 2014

Base Structures, a UK headquartered tensile fabric specialist, is partnering with Brazilian specialist sub contractor, Remaster BR and its Columbian counterpart to offer complex, architectural membrane structures to the South American market. The alliance will see Base Structures’ services offered initially in Colombia and Brazil to include design, manufacture and installation of tensile fabric structures. …

Green Building Initiative recruiting members to assess new protocol

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is seeking applicants to serve as members of its consensus body, which is being formed to formally update its new construction assessment protocol-ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The standard was originally completed in 2010 and must be updated every five years according to procedures established by …

Phifer expands SunTex 95 line

Ahead of the impending summer heat wave, Phifer Inc. added two hues to its new SunTex 95 exterior sun control product line. Chestnut and Sand will complement the current six neutral color options in this fabric collection designed for exterior roller shade applications. Made from vinyl-coated polyester, the basket weave SunTex 95 is thinner and …

Architecture scholarships available

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation awards 10 scholarships that cover tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics industry or are otherwise associated with the industry. There is one Architecture Student Scholarship available that is funded by a donation from the Fabric Structures Association, …

Education program for architects

The Fabric Structures Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, is offering a presentation that its members can offer to architects in their area for Continuing Education System (CES) credits. The presentation, titled Fabric Structures: Where to begin, is accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). To view the learning objectives and …

New resources from the Fabric Structures Association

The Fabric Structures Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, recently published two informative white papers for the fabric structures industry. Please feel free to share these documents with architects, engineers, code officials and others related to the industry. These documents are: Frame Supported Fabric Structure Designation— talks about how FSA has established …

Covering cricket in eye-catching style

The five-cone tensile structure was installed in just 48 hours. By Katherine Carlson Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owner of the 200–year–old Lords Cricket Ground in London, England, is the world’s oldest cricket club, arbiter of the laws of cricket and keeper of historical artifacts from the sport’s storied past. Lord Byron swung the bat in …

Threshold of discovery

Students design five-module, double-curved tensegrity structure using new thinking and technologies at Pratt Institute. By Marion Hammon Most architectural projects begin with a design problem, but Mark Parsons, visual artist and director of production technologies for the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., took a different approach with the 10 students in …

Wood makes this poolside canopy good

The carefully engineered use of timber in this fabric tensile structure system leads to a unique and warm result. By Frank Edgerton Martin It’s hard to imagine going to the Greek islands and not wanting to stay outside. The Ostraco Hotel in Mykonos recently added a tensile structure to shade its poolside bar area that …