The Feeling: We’re in Kansas now!

September 1, 2022  |  Case Studies, Features

Overland Park, Kan., is the second largest city in its state, as well as within the Kansas City metro area. The city’s website claims it is “America’s largest inhabited park,” and it feels like it if you stand in any open field and look northeast toward downtown Kansas City where the green-g…
Tricky shade projects

September 1, 2022  |  Features

Each year, fabricators across the globe set the bar higher by achieving more beauty, functionality and innovation in their shade projects. And each year, the Advanced Textiles Association (formerly IFAI) strives to recognize these industry leaders through its International Achievement Awards (IAA) p…
Technotense leader takes DIY approach

September 1, 2022  |  Features

When Cesar Eloy Pérez founded Technotense  in 2019, he wanted to create a company that would professionalize the industry of designing, building and installing lightweight tensile structures. 
Sails that sign: Enter here!

August 1, 2022  |  Case Studies, Features

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indigenous community in Scottsdale, Ariz., has a dedicated space that is surrounded by a high-end commercial plaza on its land. Located at the crossroads of two major roads, the shopping complex is composed of numerous brick-faced masses that have tribal art affixed to t…
State of the Industry 2022

August 1, 2022  |  Features

How did textile and fabric manufacturers survive the global pandemic? How do supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to be a problem? What markets are manufacturers looking to expand into, and how do they plan to get there? Which trends will have the biggest impact on the industry in the ne…
Urban-Air Port builds vertiport

August 1, 2022  |  Features

With the increasing use of drone aircraft in everything from surveying and photography to package delivery, it makes sense that there should one day be a drone airport. Well, that time has come.
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The Four Crucial Habits of Successful Salespeople Part Two

July 2, 2022  |  Features

The R-S-P-F Sales Formula™ focuses on four measurable and repeatable habits, traits and processes that all salespeople must be proficient in, and that all sales leaders must monitor closely. Part One of this series outlined the first two crucial habits: Research and Scheduling. But that is only pa…
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Right of passage

July 1, 2022  |  Case Studies, Features

Vicinity Centres at Chadstone, located in Melbourne, Australia, is considered by some as the Fashion Capital of Down Under. Chadstone’s high-end fashion shopping precinct includes retail, commercial and leisure zones and recently was grafted to a new five-star hotel, the Hotel Chadstone Melbourne …
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LED fabric provides both shade and light

July 1, 2022  |  Features

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa is piloting a new street fabric that provides both daytime shade and light at night without the need for electricity.