Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA, and Thomas Luebke, FAIA, to receive the 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.
The seventh international conference on Structural Membranes 2015 TextileComposites and Inflatable Structures.
The European Commission announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
Manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings opened satellite office in Santiago.
Fabric represents three proven technologies: time-tested performance, low stretch and superior tear resistance.
Named finalist in the "Innovation Gateway," an international search for new ways of reducing energy, water and waste.
To host the annual Excellence Awards program and photo contest.
14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award.
New southern region sales representative based in Greensboro area of North Carolina.
The name BondCote Corp. will remain and the company will now be part of the Heytex Group.
Plans to revitalize its image and scope.
To present the latest developments, pioneering projects and experiments relating to current and future façades.
Featuring two new test methods, 10 significantly revised methods and nine editorially revised methods.
U.S. fabrics markets overview, awnings and canopies, industry outlook and more.
Kelley joins Trivantage after 21 years with Highland Industries Inc.
Whether your designs include awnings, canopies or fabric structures, you’ve no doubt noticed that the building code environment has become more complex in recent years. Pulling a permit can be a bureaucratic nightmare, but the hard fact is, either you’re dealing with building code issues now, or you will be in the near future. There are no easy answers when it comes to building codes and fabric architecture, but here are some strategies that might make it easier:
- The IBC is the most relevant code in the United States to fabric structures and commercial awnings and canopies. But familiarizing yourself with the state and local code specifics is equally important.
- When installing, make sure that no corners are cut and that all subs are following code. In the long run it will be worth it.
- Know the product: It’s essential to know the structural capabilities of the fabrics and elements involved in your design. Have all materials tested by an engineer familiar with fabric work.
- Keep code officials close: Have a person in your office whose focus is to know the area codes, the officials and their requirements vis-à-vis fabric use.
- NFPA 701 is one of the most commonly cited U.S. flammability standards in the specialty fabrics industry.
- CSFM is revising its textile flammability requirements. Contact them directly to determine what is current.