Hybrid fabric building

November 1st, 2014

Farmers by day, musicians by night. When the Central New York Regional Market Authority commissioned a year-round farmers’ market building in Syracuse, N.Y., members expected the hybrid fabric and steel structure to multi-task. Little did they know how rapidly the popular shopping spot for fruits and veggies would become an exciting concert venue, known as […]

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The architectural membrane market in China

November 1st, 2014

High-performance fabrics and increasing demand are driving new growth in fabric structures. By Jason Kong and Xi Jiang With the increasing construction of fabric structures, architectural membranes are gaining increasing prominence in China due to the combination of positive qualities such as heat insulation, sound insulation, light weight for easy transportation, hydrophobic properties that allow […]

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Science meets design: PHÄNOMENTA’s fabric phenomenon

November 1st, 2014

The precision of science and the art of design meet in Germany. By Jake Kulju Science has long relied on imagination to lure young people into the field. The PHÄNOMENTA Science Center in Lüdenscheid, Germany, is one of the world’s best examples of how powerful the relationship between science and imagination can be. The center […]

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New product: Infinity Canopy Shade System

November 1st, 2014

Slide-on-wire canopies have become a common part of modern outdoor design for their simplicity, beauty and ability to provide on-demand shade and be retracted easily when desired. There have been many challenges, however, because of the custom-made nature of the products. To fit properly, the canopies require precise pre-measurement, fabric and color selection, weeks of […]

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Legacy Building Solutions and McTech win DBIA Project/Team Award

November 1st, 2014

Legacy Building Solutions, South Haven, Minn., a designer, manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings, in collaboration with the Midwest office of general contracting firm McTech, has received a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Project/Team Award for the new South Satellite Service Center building in Kansas City, Mo. The DBIA award recognizes exemplary application of […]

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Glen Raven Decorative Shade Collection of Sunbrella fabrics

November 1st, 2014

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, introduced the Decorative Shade Collection during 2014 IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo in Minneapolis, emphasizing the aesthetics of shade design and expanding the fabric portfolio of the 53-year-old brand. Comprised of three distinct lines, “Fundamental,” “Alloy” and “Unity,” the collection opens up new shade application possibilities and is […]

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Fisher Textiles new Blockout and new Tent and Awning fabric

November 1st, 2014

Fisher Textiles, a supplier of fabrics for digital printing, presents two new fabrics for dye sublimation and UV-curable printing: GF 8880 Opaque White (FR) and GF 5355 Cascade (FR). GF 5355 Cascade (FR) is excellent for awnings, canopy tents, outdoor banners and indoor roll up banner stands. Available 118 inches wide, it is 6.9 oz/sq […]

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SheerWeave Sun Control fabrics reduce glare, optimize natural lighting

November 1st, 2014

An unwelcome flood of sunlight can interrupt even the most serene setting, and closing the shades blocks out natural sunlight and obstructs the view of the great outdoors. Solve both dilemmas with Phifer SheerWeave interior sun control fabrics. Unlike traditional window treatments that take an “all or nothing” approach to sun control, Phifer SheerWeave fabrics […]

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AIA report finds design projects meeting carbon reduction targets

November 1st, 2014

Introduced in 2009, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment Program, a voluntary initiative for architecture firms and other entities in the built environment to commit their practice to advancing the AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030, has produced a report assessing its work. “There is some very encouraging data […]

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GreenCE launches free LEED Exam Prep Course

November 1st, 2014

GreenCE Inc. has launched the industry’s first free LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Exam Prep program to educate design professionals about green building principles and the LEED rating systems. The new LEED Exam Prep course features video, animation, music, and case studies. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its new LEED […]

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