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Vulume is a cloud-based application for sharing ideas and inspiration.
The competition seeks to encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale.
cdpACCESS is a cloud-based tool built exclusively for ICC’s code development process.
The Eco Dam is a temporary, removable, reusable and recyclable flood defense product.
News on this 10-year limited warranty for Recacril awning and marine acrylic fabric.
The commercial awning project took home an International Achievement Award.
The ABI continues to accelerate, as it reached its second highest level of the year.
The concept was developed as a thesis project on “temporary architecture” solutions.
The arena is replacing its original membrane roof, which has come to the end of its lifespan.
Building skins that can be “controlled” by the environment and user preferences.
Architects, engineers and contractors are rushing to take the exams before May 31, 2014.
Hearings to finalize the 2015 IECC wrapped up in Atlantic City.
Keyston Bros. designed a one-of-a-kind linen line of WeatherMax FR fabric.
The webinar will cover best practices for designing facades for multi-story parking garages.
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.