Construction to exceed expectations

September 25, 2014

William A. (Bill) Turner, PE, LEED AP®, Sr. VP of The H L Turner Group Inc. and president/CEO of Turner Building Science & Design LLC predicts that the pace of growth in Zero Energy Building (ZEB) construction will grow even faster than recent estimates done by Navigant Research, which indicates the market growing to $1.4 …

Phifer partners with World Vision

Phifer Inc. a manufacturer of energy-saving sun control fabrics, insect screen, drawn wire, engineered meshes and indoor/outdoor performance furniture fabrics, continues its partnership with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities in need. Phifer donated a significant amount of fabrics to the World Vision organization during its 10-year …

Leister Technologies acquires Seamtek Inc.

Swiss-based Leister Technologies, a worldwide leader in plastic welding and hot-air equipment, has acquired Seamtek Inc. of Sandpoint, Idaho. Seamtek has been manufacturing hot-air welding and seaming equipment for the technical textile industry since 1996. The strategic move will enable Leister to provide best-in-class manufacturing facilities, a worldwide network of service centers and an enhanced …

Decade of performance

When Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., launched WeatherMAX ten years ago, it introduced a new category of outdoor fabrics designed to be highly water resistant yet breathable and mildew resistant. Today, the fabric is distributed in more than 18 countries and has been used in an estimated 300,000 installations worldwide. Safety Components is …

New website for Herculite® Products Inc.

Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., launches a new company website. Herculite.com was designed to be an information hub for the markets the company serves and features comprehensive blog articles and download opportunities for informational product documents and white paper compositions. Herculite is an innovator of PVC based textile composites for the awning, marine, digital media, …

Fabric Structures Association to present education

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14–16, 2014, for IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. The Fabric Structures Association will present education sessions designed specifically for architects. Partnering with Architects, Panel Discussion Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1-2 p.m. Learn how to increase your outreach to architects and build partnerships for increased exposure …

Counting down to IFAI Expo

Join IFAI at the Minneapolis Convention Center, October 14-16, 2014,for IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo. This three-day event will focus on connecting people, promoting products and advancing ideas with: The broadest marketplace connecting thousands of attendees with more than 350 exhibitors Global connections and networking through events, education and meetings Comprehensive programing …

Outdoor pavilion with indoor feel

All weather, climate-controlled convertible event space for leading golf resort. By Jake Kulju In addition to being a PGA Tour tournament site and 36-hole Palm Springs golf resort ranked in the Top 20 “Best Courses You Can Play” in California by Golfweek magazine, Indian Wells Golf Resort is a hosting facility for corporate events, group …

Frame-supported fabric structures: codes and loads defined

It is always prudent to research and develop a thorough understanding of the design and code criteria of any project. Produced by the Fabric Structures Association The origins of frame-supported fabric structures predate historical records. They are arguably among the oldest of man-made structures and provide many benefits, including low cost, ease and speed of …

Dome on the move

A 50-meter dome for a mobile anniversary celebration. When a company celebrating its 150th year in business desired a custom, relocatable temporary structure to host anniversary events in 2013–2014, the client approached HTS/Höcker Clearspan Structures, Kefenrod, Germany, to design, manufacturer and install a fabric structure that met unique requirements. The result was a 50-meter clearspan …