4th Annual Modular Construction Summit names sponsors

December 1, 2014

RedGuard, Mahaffey Fabric Structures, Sarens Group, UOP—A Honeywell Company, and Viewpoint Construction Software have come on board as sponsors at IQPC’s 4th Annual Modular Construction, Prefabrication & Logistics Summit at the Hilton Houston North, Dec. 8–10. The summit is gathering representatives from across the energy industry to discuss some of the most vital challenges that …

DIOLEN SAFE FR expands to new industry sectors

DIOLEN SAFE FR yarns, the flame-retardant yarns manufactured by FR Safety Yarns GmbH & Co. of Kunertstraße, Germany, are now available for applications from fine furniture fabrics in contract and residential to knitted structures and seating solutions for home and commercial use. They are also available for a variety of technical purposes due to consistent, …

New textile waste recycling methods

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing new methods for handling large quantities of textile waste material. The European Union Directive set in 1999 contains quantitative restrictions regarding biodegradable waste deposited at landfill sites, and the practice of taking textile waste to landfill sites must end when regulations take effect in Finland Jan. 1, …

New AIA course for awning professionals

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, has added a new course to its American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES) program. Titled “PAMA 102: Expanding Your Knowledge of Awnings, Canopies, and other Shade Structures,” the one-hour course qualifies as one health, safety and welfare (HSW) …

Fabric Graphics Day Conference

The Fabric Graphics Association, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, is presenting a one-day Fabric Graphics Conference, Jan. 29, at the Glen Raven Sunbrella Yarn Plant in Anderson, S.C. Learn how to increase sales conversions and expand product offerings through conference programming that includes: Digital Print Methods and Options, presented by Bill Shuford, …

Tensile fabric structure transforms Denver Union Station

Shade, weather and beauty solutions for the commuters of Denver’s urban core. By Jake Kulju Denver, Colorado’s Union Station is an integral part of the Mile-High City’s vibrant urban core. The centralized transportation platform opened for business in 1881 and has become a hub for the city’s travelers and commuters. It currently facilitates travel via …

The art and science of being flexible

Some of the most innovative new materials for architectural applications are found in flexible composites. By Bruce N. Wright, AIA Buildings are supposed to stand up strong and be both flexible and durable. Despite impressions to the contrary, even buildings made of steel and concrete must be flexible to resist cracking and falling apart. The …

Fabric solar house competes at Versailles

By Bruce N. Wright, AIA This summer, one of the most lavish residences in the world was home to some of the most unique and sustainable dwellings imaginable when the Palace of Versailles hosted the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe, a showcase of 20 solar-powered homes built by college students from around the globe. Among the …