Fabric building offers cold-storage solution

June 28, 2016

Steel-framed, fabric-covered structure installed in two weeks at potash mine. The Mosaic Esterhazy K3 mine, part of Associated Mining Construction Inc. (AMC), is located approximately four kilometers east of the town of Esterhazy in Saskatchewan, Canada, and is an expansion of Mosaic’s potash mining operations at the Esterhazy site. The K3 mine is the largest …

Marlen Textiles adds two new distributors

Marlen Textiles, a manufacturer of outdoor textiles, announced that it has reached agreements with Covin Sales of Huntington Park, Calif., and Sailrite of Columbia City, Ind., to be full line distributors of the company’s products. Stock of most products in California (Covin) and Indiana (Sailrite) is available now, with the intention of all products and …

ETFE canopy to cover L.A. Rams stadium

Before Dallas, Texas-based HKS Architects developed a design proposal for a new 3.1 million-square-foot multipurpose venue and stadium in Los Angeles, the company did a California reconnoiter. “Homes and restaurants in the region have areas that flow from indoors to outdoors, with glass doors that open to patio spaces for outdoor living,” says Mark A. …

Sheltering safety standards with fabric

Fabric roofing structure—one of the largest in North America—allows a crash test facility to continue research year-round. Earlier this year, the National Safety Council estimated motor vehicle deaths to be 8 percent higher in 2015 than they were in 2014—the largest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years. While a multitude of factors contribute to vehicle …

U.S. coated fabric demand to reach 650 million square yards

Demand for coated fabrics in the U.S. is forecast to increase 2.1 percent per year to 650 million square yards in 2020. Coated fabric usage is highly dependent on two factors: the production of end products and the level of competition from alternative materials, such as leather, plastic and rubber sheeting, and uncoated fabrics. These …

Fabric architecture supports an industry

Fabric architecture creates a partnership with the architectural community and fabric manufacturers to develop what’s next for specific fabric projects and applications. The breadth of options in today’s architectural membranes is increasing every year. While cotton and polyester woven products were the norm for the last century, architectural fabrics now offer technical properties never before …

ICC Code hearing update

The International Code Council (ICC) held Committee Action Hearings (CAH) hearings on the Group B sections of the International Fire Code (IFC) in Louisville, Ky. April proposals had been entered for modifications to the IFC that would affect IFAI divisions Tent Rental Division (TRD), Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Fabric Structures Association (FSA). …

Deadline extended for PAMA Student Design Challenge

June 23, 2016

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) is holding a student design challenge for the 2016 academic year. The program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of fabric in design. Students are required to use fabric as a major component and …

Mobile shade

June 1, 2016

The People’s Canopy brings sun and weather protection to the people. Imagine a massive bright red, two-story canopy heading toward you on multiple bicycles. Sound like something out of the movies? Well, it’s no fantasy. Called the People’s Canopy, the structure was commissioned by the city of Preston in the United Kingdom, working with In …

Renson® sun shade louver and screen systems

Renson®, a European developer and manufacturer of sun shading and ventilation system solutions, introduces its external sun shading product line, which includes the Icarus®, Sunclips® and Loggia® louver/panel, and Renson ZipShade® screen systems, as well as Cilium® convertible sun protection systems. Notably reducing the cooling load of a building while maintaining maximum outdoor visibility for …